City of Columbia, South Carolina Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Notice of Public Hearings

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The City of Columbia will hold a public hearing to offer citizens the opportunity to provide public comment and input into the plan for spending $18.5 Million of CDBGMIT funding allocated by Federal Register notice 84 FR 45838 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on Aug. 30, 2019.

CDBG-MIT funds represent an opportunity for the City to use this assistance in areas impacted by the 2015 floods to carry out strategic and high-impact projects that will mitigate disaster risks and reduce future losses. While it is impossible to eliminate all risks, CDBG-MIT funds will help the community mitigate against future disaster risks and coordinate State and local planning activities. This funding is separate from the HUD CDBG-DR funding that has been provided to the City for assistance to individual households.

The hearings will: Explain what mitigation is and how CDBG-MIT funding may be used • Allow members of the public to provide comments and ask questions • Offer information focused on proposed mitigation projects.

The public will have access to the hearing facility at 6:00 pm. The meeting will begin with a presentation from City officials, followed by acceptance of public comments. Written public comments may also be submitted by email to or by mail to Community Development, 1401 Main Street, 4th floor, Columbia, SC 29201. Written comments should be labeled as Columbia_CDBG-MIT. Those needing special accommodations to attend the hearings should call (803) 545-3373 or email For additional information visit the city’s mitigation website at

Public Hearing Date, Time and Location: March 2, 2020
Edisto Discovery Park Facility Monday, March 2, 2020, at 6:00 pm at 1914 Wiley Street Columbia, SC 29205.

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