Flood Recovery Help:
For assistance, call the Hearts and Hands
Flood Recovery Assistance Intake Line at 803-851-5551
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The October 2015 flood resulted in extensive damage to residential and business property, as well as infrastructure, throughout Richland County. Recovering from this historic event will be a multi-year process. Please visit this page to stay informed on flood recovery information and news.
Contact the Richland County Community Development Department at 803-576-2230 for additional information about the flood recovery program.
Contacto el Richland County Departamento de desarrollo comunitario (803-576-2230) para obtener más información sobre el programa de recuperación de inundaciones, impreso en español.
리치 랜드 카운티 커뮤니티 개발 부서 (803-576-2230) 홍수 복구 프로그램에 대 한 자세한 내용은 연락처에에서 인쇄.
FLOOD RECOVERY ASSISTANCE FUNDS
Richland County is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of flood victims through programs designed to help residents, businesses and public infrastructure. Richland County is seeking funding for flood recovery from several sources, including:
- Community Development Block Grant - Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR)
CDBG-DR funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development may be used to
CDBG-DR Federal Register (federal provisions for how the funding can be spent)
cover expenses that other funding sources are unable to cover. Richland County will receive $23.5
million for flood recovery efforts through the CDBG-DR.
Environmental Information for CDBG-DR
Section 106 Historic Preservation Review: Richland County is planning to expedite delivery of disaster
recovery funds to CDBG-DR recipients by adopting a streamlined process for Section 106 review of
CDBG-DR projects. The County plans to sign an agreement that will exempt from review the types of
activities that will not cause harm to historic properties, while still requiring full review, including
consultation with interested parties, Indian tribes, and the public, of projects with potential impacts.
Richland County will ensure that a qualified historic preservation professional will implement the
terms of the agreement. Click here for the Programmatic Agreement and click here for the
For more information, contact Valeria Jackson at email@example.com
CDBG-DR Approved Action Plan (Approved by HUD Nov. 16, 2016)
CDBG-DR Draft Action Plan
(Richland County's draft plan for using the CDBG-DR funding):
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (English)
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (Spanish)
Richland County Draft Action Plan for Flood Recovery (Korean)
º Public Comments for the CDBG-DR Draft Action Plan
º Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds (CDBG-DR)
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
HMGP assists in implementing longterm hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential major disaster declaration. The South Carolina Emergency Management Division has approved the pre-application for more than 40 projects. The full applications are being developed.
Click here to view the HMGP pre-application project list.
Click here to view the HMGP proposed projects status as of Jan. 12, 2017.
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
The FMA grant program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis. The full application, which currently covers 11 properties, has been submitted for review by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
QUARTERLY PERFORMANCE REPORTS
BLUE RIBBON COMMITTEE
The Blue Ribbon Committee, established by County Council to serve as a stakeholder group representing the whole community, makes recommendations to Council about flood recovery efforts and how best to use flood relief funds. Click here
for more information.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLANS
Click here for Richland County’s Citizen Participation Plan. This document provides an overview of how all Richland County residents can participate in the planning, implementation and assessment of the County’s CDBG-DR programs.
Click here for information about the various public participation meetings that were held through the County to collect residents' input about various aspects of the flood recovery process. Click here to view the PowerPoint slides from June-July public participation meetings.
RICHLAND COUNTY INTERMEDIATE RECOVERY IMPLEMENTATION PLAN
This plan outlines Richland County’s strategy for intermediate recovery operations and is designed in conjunction with the South Carolina Intermediate Recovery Implementation Plan and the Richland County Long Term Recovery Plan. Click here
to read the plan.
Watch the one year anniversary flood memorial ceremony and plaque dedication.
RICHLAND COUNTY COUNCIL ACTIONS ON FLOOD RECOVERY
Richland County Council has taken several actions as the County recovers from the October flooding, beginning with approving $1.5 million for flood relief efforts the day after flooding occurred. Click here for a list of actions.
Read flood-related news releases distributed to local media and posted on the County website by the Richland County Public Information Office. Click here for a list of news releases.
RICHLAND COUNTY FLOOD INFORMATION
Click here to view a section of the County's website dedicated to flood information that was initiated Oct. 6, 2015.
Click here to watch a video by the Public Information Office about Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) working on flood recovery efforts in Richland County. For information about volunteering, call the United Way at 2-1-1.