SC State Consolidated Plan
Notice to the Public - Draft 2020 Action Plan
The State of South Carolina has prepared its 2020 Action Plan, which is necessary for the State to receive 2020 HUD funding for the CDBG, HOME, NHTF, ESG and HOPWA Programs. To download a copy of the public notice and/or the draft plan, click on the links below. Written comments on the plan can be submitted from January 6, 2020 through February 4, 2020. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to the SC Department of Commerce, Grants Administration, 1201 Main Street, Suite 1600, Columbia, SC 29201. Each Program also has draft versions of the individual action plans available. To download a copy of the Draft CDBG 2020 Program Description, click the link below. The Draft Plan and all program draft plans will also be available at the public hearing that will be held to obtain input on January 23, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Columbia, SC at 1201 Main Street, 3rd Floor Conference Room.
- Notice to the Public - Draft 2020 Action Plan & Public Hearing
- Draft SC 2020 Action Plan
- Draft CDBG 2020 Program Description
- Links to Program Partner Agencies
2019 Annual Action Plan
An Annual Action Plan is required by HUD each year of the Consolidated Plan period for the following State Programs to receive 2019 HUD funding: 1) Community Development Block Grant Program administered by the SC Department of Commerce, Grants Administration; 2) HOME Investment Partnerships and National Housing Trust Fund programs administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority; 3) Emergency Solutions Grants administered by the SC Office of Economic Opportunity; and 4) Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS administered by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, STD/HIV Division.
2019 is the fourth year in the current 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan period. The 2019 Plan contains each program’s expected resources, goals for the upcoming Plan year, planned method for distributing funding, as well as information regarding consultation and participation, affordable housing and barriers to affordable housing, homelessness and housing activities pertinent to other special needs, etc. Additional and more detailed program information is contained in program documents available from each administering agency.
Click on the links below to download the 2019 Action Plan and the 2019 CDBG Program Description.
2018 Consolidated Annual Performance Report
The State of South Carolina submitted its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report, or CAPER, for Program Year 2018. The CAPER covers the State's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) Programs for the period April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019. Download a copy of the CAPER or CDBG Program Attachments by clicking the links below.
The State Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development (Consolidated Plan) is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order for the State of South Carolina to receive federal funding each year for the following programs:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, administered by the SC Department of Commerce
- HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
- National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF), per December 2016 substantial amendment to 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan, administered by the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority
- Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program, administered by the SC Office of Economic Opportunity
- Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA) Program, administered by the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control
The SC Department of Commerce is also the lead agency for the Consolidated Plan for South Carolina.
The Consolidated Plan identifies statewide housing and community development priorities and broad strategies for addressing the three HUD goals:
- Suitable Living Environment
- Decent Housing
- Economic Opportunity
Objectives address accessibility/availability, affordability or sustainability for each goal. Each year of the plan period, the state identifies annual priorities, goals and strategies in an Annual Action Plan and reports on progress toward achieving goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance Report (CAPER).
The public is involved in the planning process, both at the beginning of a plan period and prior to the start of each program year. The State makes its draft plans and annual reports available to the public for review and holds a hearing each year to discuss plans, prior to finalizing and submitting them to HUD. Program years run from April 1 through March 31.
Substantial amendments are required for significant changes to the Plan, such as was required to include the National Housing Trust Fund. The current plan was substantially amended and included the NHTF for the first time in 2017.
- Download the substantially amended 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
CDBG Program Description
The State's CDBG Program Description is required by HUD as part of the Consolidated Plan process. It represents the State's annual plan for distributing CDBG funding, and pertinent sections are summarized in the Annual Action Plan .