City of Columbia

CDBG-MIT Citizen Engagement

Public Hearing Date, Time and Location:

Edisto Discovery Park Facility

Monday, 03/02/2020 at 6:00 pm

1914 Wiley Street, Columbia, SC 29205

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

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 CDBG-MIT 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.

The hearings will:

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

The public will have access to the hearing facility at 6:00pm. 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 [email protected] 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 [email protected]. For additional information visit the city’s mitigation website at http://mit.columbiasc.gov.