Richland County Mitigation
The October 2015 flood resulted in extensive damage to residential and business property, as well as infrastructure, throughout Richland County. Richland County will receive an Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses.
Please visit this page to stay informed on mitigation information and news.
Review the Richland County Proposed CDBG-MIT 2020 Action Plan. Public Comments will be accepted Thursday, March 12 through Friday, June 5.
Richland County Proposed CDBG-MIT 2020 Action Plan - Spanish
Richland County Proposed CDBG-MIT 2020 Action Plan - Korean
March 12, 2020 Public Hearing Presentation:
June 5, 2020 Public Hearing Presentation:
Richland County will receive $21,864,000 in Community Development Block Grant-Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses following the October 2015 flood.
Your feedback can help determine how this funding will be used.
Public comments will be accepted through Friday, June 5.
All comments will be submitted to HUD. CDBG-MIT funds primarily benefit residents in low- to moderate-income areas.
You can provide input by sending your name and email address to Mitigation@richlandcountysc.gov to receive an invitation to a virtual meeting on the use of CDBG-MIT funding.
The virtual meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 5.
You may also mail input to:
Richland County Government
Community Planning & Development Division
Attention: Lauren Hunter
P.O. Box 192
2020 Hampton St.
Columbia, SC 29204
Blue Ribbon Committee
The Blue Ribbon Committee, established by County Council to serve as a stakeholder group representing the community, makes recommendations to Council about flood recovery/mitigation efforts and how best to use flood recovery relief/mitigation funds. Click here for more information.