Clyburn Announces $213 Million of Additional Funding for Disaster Mitigation in South Carolina

Apr 10, 2018 Issues: Appropriations

WASHINGTON --  As part of the supplemental disaster recovery funding following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, which was passed in February, Congress included additional disaster mitigation funds for South Carolina communities from 2015’s flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin and 2016’s Hurricane Matthew.  The total amount of funding is $213,224,000.  The funds are available from the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery program.

“Many communities in South Carolina are still grappling with the effects of the devastating floods from 2015 and Hurricane Matthew’s impacts in 2016. Today’s announced funding will help these communities rebuild and better prepare for future disasters.  I will continue to fight for the federal investments in mitigation and resilient infrastructure that our state needs,” Clyburn said.

The funding will be available to the following entities:

State of South Carolina           - $157,590,000
City of Columbia                    - $18,585,000
Richland County                     - $21,864,000
Lexington County                   - $15,185,000