CDBG Program Year 2023-2024
Application Request Process
Richland County is issuing this Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the allocation of its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) during Program Year PY 23-24. These are Federal entitlement funds allocated to the County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for projects that principally benefit low and moderate income (LMI) residents of unincorporated Richland County.
The application request process is now open.
COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS:
This is a competitive process. Applicants must attend one of the CDBG Informational Workshops and are strongly encouraged to review the PY 23-24 CDBG Proposal Guidelines and reference documents linked below before submitting proposals.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION REQUEST PROPOSAL
The Richland County Community Development Office is now accepting application request proposals for PY 23-24 CDBG funding. Local non-profits, religious organizations, and County Departments are invited to submit project proposals for Public Services, Public Facilities, and Public Infrastructure.
The deadline to submit a CDBG Application Request Proposal is 11:59 PM on Monday, September 4, 2023.
Proposals will be reviewed and evaluated based on alignment with priorities in the 2023 Annual Action Plan and 2022-2026 Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Organizations selected to move forward will be notified by September 15, 2023 with instructions to submit a full application.
Please contact our office with any questions about the proposal process or determining if your project may be eligible for CDBG funding. We look forward to receiving your proposals and partnering to meet community needs.
APPLY HERE: CDBG Application Request Proposal Form
MANDATORY INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP
We are hosting a mandatory workshop on Wednesday, August 16, 2023 @ 2:00 PM to help applicants develop their Application Request Proposals for CDBG funding. Pre-registration and attendance is required for any organization not currently receiving CDBG funds.
This mandatory training session will provide:
- An overview of the CDBG grant process
- Details on grant programs, project eligibility, application criteria
- Information on monitoring requirements
- Tips to develop a competitive proposal
- Opportunity to ask questions
Community Development staff will lead the workshops and assist organizations new to CDBG grants in navigating the process. The goal is to equip applicants with knowledge to submit strong, compliant proposals.
To register for the CDBG application training workshops, please use the links below to sign up via EventBrite, We look forward to seeing you there!
Workshop #1: Wednesday, August 16, 2023 | 2:00 PM | Richland County Administration Building, Fourth Floor Conference Room #4072 | Register Here
Workshop #2 (Makeup Session): Tuesday, August 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM | Virtual via Teams | Register Here
PY 2023-2024 Public Facilities, Infrastructure, & Slum and Blight Application
Full Application (Full application access is restricted to emailed invitees only)
PY 2023-2024 GUIDELINES AND REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
CDBG Proposal Guidelines
CDBG Policies and Procedures
CDBG Public Notice & NOFA
Below, the Playing by the Rules handbook provides guidance for Community Development Block Grant sub-recipients on establishing administrative systems that meet federal requirements.
Playing by the Rules: A Handbook for CDBG Subrecipients on Administrative Systems
Questions: Please direct all questions to the Richland County Community Development Coordinator Sean Taylor at (803) 766-5190 or Taylor.Sean@richlandcountysc.gov.
Richland County does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability and handicapped status in the admission or access to, or in the treatment or employment within, its federally-assisted programs and activities.