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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Urban Entitlement Grant Application Set to Open

On December 22, 2016, the Charleston County Procurement Department will release the instructions and applications for the PY2017 Urban Entitlement funding cycle for Charleston County and the City of North Charleston.  As is customary, the County's Procurement Department will be accepting all applications on behalf of both the County and City of North Charleston.  Please visit http://www.charlestoncounty.org/departments/procurement/current-bids.php to download the bid package, request for applications (RFA) instructions, and all associated applications for the Community Development Block Grant, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)—to include CHDO—and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). 

NOTE: There are two required parts per project application.  Both must be received in order for the application to be eligible for review:  The two parts are as follows:

1) The online application and;

2) The mandatory forms and attachments.

The link to the online application and the mandatory forms/attachments are located in the bid section on the County’s Procurement webpage (link provided above). Again, THE ONLINE APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AND THE MANDATORY FORMS AND ATTACHMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED AND TIME STAMPED IN THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT, SUITE B250, BY 3:00 P.M. ON FEBRUARY 3, 2017 TO BE ACCEPTED.

The County will be hosting an application workshop on January 5th at 9:30am so be sure to mark your calendars!  The location is the Lonnie Hamilton III Public Services Building, Charleston County Council Chambers, 4045 Bridge View Drive, 2nd Floor, North Charleston, SC 29405

Staff strongly suggests that you (or someone from your organization) attends this training.  We will begin by covering basic HUD requirements for all types of projects, then will cover CDBG, followed by ESG and conclude the morning by focusing on the HOME program and CHDO.  These last two funding streams have very specific and different regulations and as such, a great deal of prospective applicants do not apply to these programs.  Everyone is welcome to stay for the entire session but for planning purposes, generally 90 percent of the attendees may choose to leave after the first 90 minutes or so.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER FOR CHARLESTON COUNTY AND CITY OF NORTH CHARLESTON

Application Workshop – Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM

LAST DATE FOR WRITTEN QUESTIONS – Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT ENDORSEMENT LETTER – Friday, January 20, 2017 at noon to the Lowcountry Homeless Coalition

APPLICATION DUE DATE – Friday, February 3, 2017 at 3pm

Feel free to pass this email on to other agencies in the area.  Let them know if they would like to receive this alert and other important information from the Charleston County Community Development office directly, please send their email address to casmalls@charlestoncounty.org.

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