Emergency Preparedness

The Grants Management Division of South Carolina Department of Commerce manages federal funds available to assist in recovery due to flooding experienced in October 2015. These funds come from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Disaster Recovery programs of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. SC Commerce is committed to efficiently and effectively addressing the long-term needs of South Carolina’s flood-impacted residents and communities through programs designed to help homeowners, tenants, landlords, developers and local governments.

South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office Website

South Carolina Action Plan for Disaster Recovery (PDF)

South Carolina Action Plan for Disaster Recovery (PDF Spanish Version)

Federal Register Notice

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program

If you have any questions regarding the South Carolina Action Plan for Disaster Recovery, please email ContactSCDR@scdr.sc.gov or visit the Facebook page.

The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office (SCDRO) will oversee $96 million for 22 of the state’s 24 disaster and individual assistance declared counties. They will focus on the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in the state. The City of Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties will receive $59 million in separate federal funding for their own recovery needs.

SCDRO Brochure (PDF)

SCDRO Brochure-Spanish (PDF)

SCDRO will hold five town hall meetings to present the action plan and receive public feedback. The action plan is designed to serve as many citizens as possible. SCDRO will concentrate on meeting the needs of the least resilient citizens. Based on public response, they may add or revise portions of the action plan.

The program goals include the repair and refurbishment of homes based on eligibility and priority need.

Town Hall MeetingPresentation

Pre-bid Conference for Vendors - Presentation