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MONCKS CORNER, S.C. – (Wednesday, May 15, 2024) – Berkeley County has awarded $1,252,433 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to 14 local nonprofits and municipalities. County Council approved the recommended funding allocations at its meeting on Monday, May 13, 2024.

In partnership with Civitas LLC, the county established a CDBG Advisory Committee to review applicants and determine eligible groups before making a recommendation to Council. The money stems from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will provide Berkeley County communities with resources to address unique community development needs.

Funding has been awarded to the following local organizations for costs associated with public facilities and demolition:

  • Bonneau Beach Civic Club – $100,000 to improve accessibility and emergency preparedness
  • Landmark’s for Families – $75,000 for roof replacement at Callen-Lacey Center for Children
  • Hell Hole Inc. – $125,000 for parking lot paving, signage, bathroom improvements, and installation of sound system
  • Jean’s Angels – $199,999 for new construction of a warming shelter for the homeless
  • Joshua’s Army – $50,000 for facility improvements for soup kitchen, food bank, and outreach program
  • Tri-Community Center – $95,704 for upfit of structural, ceiling, flooring, HVAC, and electrical
  • Town of Bonneau – $75,000 for construction of park shelter and installation of walking trail
  • City of Hanahan – $199,999 for sunroom addition for Hanahan Senior Center
  • Town of Jamestown – $111,948 for park improvements, including installation of new program
  • C&B Volunteer Fire Dept. (Station 4) – $13,000 for equipment
  • Jamestown Rural Fire Dept. (East Berkeley Fire District – Station 6) – $13,000 for equipment
  • Pine Ridge Fire Department (Lebanon – Station 9) – $13,000 for equipment
  • Pine Ridge Fire Department (Sandridge – Station 11) – $13,000 for equipment
  • Shulerville/Honey Hill Fire Department (North Berkeley Fire District) – $13,000 for equipment

The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.

For more information on the CDBG Program, visit the County website or the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Program website.

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