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Lexington County Administration offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

CDBG-Mitigation

The County of Lexington experienced catastrophic levels of rainfall due to the October 2015 Flood event. Intense rain along with breached dams and converging creeks and tributaries produced historic flooding, forcing many citizens to seek emergency shelter. Ultimately, the flood caused millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and county infrastructure.

Due to the flooding disaster, the County of Lexington was allocated $15,185,000 under Public Law 115-123. CDBG-MIT is a new grant program from HUD intended to relieve the repetitive cycle of disaster relief allocations to often impacted areas of the country. The Federal Register Notice, 84 FR 45838 outlines the requirements and expectations that HUD places on its grantees specific to CDBG-MIT funds. These funds are commonly referred to as Community Development Block Grant – Mitigation or CDBG - MIT funds. As required by the CDBG-MIT federal register, a detailed action plan will be submitted to HUD for approval. Once approved, the allocated CDBG-MIT grant funds can be released to the county.  To ensure that the CDBG – MIT program effectively serves the needs of the Citizens of the county, amendments to that action plan can be submitted in accordance with Federal Laws and Regulations.

 

Notices

 

Notice of Action Plan Substantial Amendment #2 – Public Comment Period

Lexington County has made updates and revisions to the CDBG-MIT Action Plan which meet the definitions requiring a “Substantial Amendment”. Therefore, the County must make the Amended Action Plan available for public review/comment for no less than 30 days. The 30-day review/comment period begins on Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and will conclude at the end of the day on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. A summary of revisions is included in the Amended Action Plan but primarily include:

  • Updates to the utilization of CDBG-MIT funds for “Planning” activities which involved updates to the regional hazard mitigation plan.
  • Cancellation of the “Planning” activity.
  • Redistribution of the “Planning” activity funds amongst existing infrastructure projects.
  • Clarifying language regarding incentives associated with the Disaster Mitigation Buyout Program.
  • Updates to funding tables throughout the document.

The Amended Action Plan can be found in digital format (.PDF) at the link below:

A hard copy of the Amended Action Plan is also available at:

  • Community Development, County of Lexington
    212 S. Lake Drive
    Lexington, SC 29072

Please feel free to provide comments on the Amended Action Plan via the contacts provided below:

Email: cdbg-mit@lex-co.com or Phone: 803-785-8121

Written comments can be addressed to:

  • Sandy Fox
    Community Development, County of Lexington
    212 South Lake Drive, Ste. 401
    Lexington, SC 29072

Any and all comments received by the County will be reviewed and taken into consideration by CDBG-MIT administrative staff. Comments will be documented and included in the final version of the Amended Action Plan and will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for review. Comments received after the comment period has concluded will be collected and documented by program staff but will not be included for consideration in the Amended Action Plan.

Lexington County does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability and handicapped status in the admission or access to, or in the treatment or employment within, its federally-assisted programs and activities.

 

 

Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA)

The County of Lexington experienced catastrophic levels of rainfall due to the October 2015 Flood event. Intense rain along with breached dams and converging creeks and tributaries produced historic flooding, forcing many citizens to seek emergency shelter. Ultimately, the flood caused millions of dollars in damages to homes, businesses and county infrastructure.

Due to the flooding disaster, the County of Lexington was allocated $15,100,000 under Public Law 115-123. Community Development Block Grant/Mitigation or CDBG-MIT is a new grant program from HUD intended to relieve the repetitive cycle of disaster relief allocations to often impacted areas of the country. The Federal Register Notice, 84 FR 45838 outlines the requirements and expectations that HUD places on its grantees specific to CDBG-MIT funds. A detailed Action Plan will be submitted to HUD for the CDBG-MIT program. Once approved, the allocated CDBG-MIT grant funds can be released to the county.  To ensure that the CDBG – MIT program effectively serves the needs of the Citizens of the county. The purpose of the Action Plan is to ensure that the CDBG-MIT program effectively serves the needs of the citizens of Lexington County.

CDBG-MIT will assess the significant potential impacts and risks of hazards that were affected by the 2015 Flood. The following are the seven critical service areas and/or community lifelines that CDBG-MIT funds will address:

• Safety and Security

• Communications

• Food, Water, Sheltering

• Transportation

• Health and Medical

• Hazardous Material (Management)

• Energy (Power & Fuel)

CDBG–MIT funds activities that ensure that these critical areas are made more resilient and are able to reliably function during future disasters, can reduce the risk of loss of life, injury, and property damage and accelerate recovery following a disaster. 

For more information you may e-mail the Mitigation Grant Programs staff at cdcustomerservice@lex-co.com

Lexington County does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability and handicapped status in the admission or access to, or in the treatment or employment within, its federally-assisted programs and activities.    Date of Notice:  June 4, 2020