Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
The Town of Summerville’s Grants Office administers the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and-moderate-income persons.
2019 CDBG CAPER - Public Notice
December 8, 2020: Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit its 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for its Community Development Block Grant Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before December 24, 2020. The CAPER summarizes the programmatic accomplishments and financial expenditures that occurred during the grant program year (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) and evaluates the Town’s progress in carrying out its Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
A 15-day comment period on the draft CAPER will begin on December 8, 2020 and conclude on December 23, 2020 at 5 p.m. A draft of the 2019 CAPER is available for public review on the Town’s website. Public comments are encouraged and can be submitted via email. The final CAPER will be submitted to HUD once the 15-day comment period has expired. All comments will be considered, responded to, and summarized in the final CAPER that is submitted to HUD. The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.
Public Notice #1
2020 CDBG Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan
November 24, 2020: Notice is hereby given that the Town of Summerville plans to submit the 2020 Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before December 31, 2020. An Action Plan is developed and submitted annually to meet HUD’s statutory requirements to receive CDBG funding and provides a concise summary of the activities the Town intends to carry out with its annual CDBG allocation. The 2020 Action Plan is included within the 2020 Consolidated Plan.
A draft of the Town’s 2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan is available for public review, beginning on November 24, 2020, through December 3, 2020. Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the 30-day public comment period has been reduced to a minimum 5-day public comment period via HUD Waiver- Consolidated Planning. Written comments on the 2020 Consolidated Plan may be emailed here.
Funding for all proposed activities is based upon HUD formulated allocations. The 2020 Annual Action Plan has been allocated $283,218.00 with an additional $448,337.00 being allocated to Summerville through the 2020 CARES Act to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Covid-19.
A virtual public hearing to obtain community input on the drafted 2020 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan will be held on December 3, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. A Public Notice will be posted on the Town of Summerville’s website with the appropriate information and the link for the public hearing.
The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, or disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.
Every five years, the Town prepares a Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is designed to help the grantee assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align with the funding priorities of the CDBG program.
The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).
- View the 2018 Caper Draft
- View the 2019 Annual Action Plan
- View the 2015 to 2018 Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan (PDF).
- View the Annual Action Plans.
- View the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports.
As a recipient of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds, the Town of Summerville certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing by taking meaningful actions to combat discrimination, overcome patterns of segregation, foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, and maintain compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The following links provide more information on HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule and the Town’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing:
- Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule
- The Fair Housing Act
- Town of Summerville Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing (PDF)
- Fair Housing Counseling Brochure
If you would like to seek fair housing counseling or file a complaint, please contact the following agencies:
- Charleston Trident Urban League: 843-766-6427
- South Carolina Human Affairs Commission
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fair Housing Program Office
The Community Resource Directory (PDF) provides a list of service providers in the Summerville and tri-county area that provide assistance with food, clothing, housing, healthcare, workforce development, etc. For more information, call the SC211 hotline by dialing 2 11.