Committee awards $30 million in disaster recovery grants.

More than $30 million in disaster recovery grants has been awarded to S.C. cities and counties.

The grants were awarded by the S.C. Office of Resilience's Disaster Recovery Office through its Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery and Mitigation steering committee at a March 9 meeting.

The committee approved $30,105,720 in grant funding for stormwater infrastructure and drainage improvements in the following areas and amounts:

City of Charleston, $9,964,190

City of Florence, $4,048,811

City of Manning, $4,979,555

City of Sumter, $4,849,725

Georgetown County, $939,529

Horry County, $2,476,250

Lake City, $2,847,660

The committee also approved nearly $15 million for buyouts of repetitive loss properties in two areas: Horry County ($13,120,685) and the town of Cheraw ($1,747,680).

Later this summer, the disaster recovery office is slated to open a second round of CDBG mitigation grant applications.

CDBG disaster recovery grants are funded through the U.S. Department...

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