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Infrastructure

This portion of the CDBG-MIT funding is designed for public infrastructure projects to reduce future flood risks. These projects can range from storm sewer installations and upgrades to retention ponds, waterway and wetland restoration. Nature-based solutions are encouraged. Additional information on the CDBG-MIT Infrastructure program is below.

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Total Budget

$100 million

Phase 1 2020-2023     $50M
Phase 2 2023-2026     $40M
Phase 3 2026-2029     $10M + All remaining fund

Eligible Applicants Counties, cities, or towns
Eligible National Objectives
  • LMI Area Benefit
  • Mitigation Urgent Need
Executing Jurisdictions
  • SC Office of Resilience
  • County, city, or town subrecipients with capacity to execute projects
Application Period Phase 3: 2023
Scoring Criteria
  • Environmental Impact
  • Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCA) – must be 1 or greater
  • LMI%
  • Level of Flood Risk Reduction
  • Quantity of Flood Risk Reduction
  • Permitting/Scheduling
  • Mobility Improvement
  • Leveraged Funding
  • Phasing Considerations
  • Project Synergies
Eligible Activities

Including, but not limited to:

  • New storm sewer installations
  • Upsizing and/or replacing existing storm sewer lines
  • Restoring natural or historical waterways
  • Detention ponds
  • Flood plain protection
  • Wetland restoration
  • Innovative solutions welcome!
  • Looking for “Shovel Ready” projects
Ineligible Activities
  • Funding for buildings used for the general conduct of government
  • Enlargement of dam or levee beyond original design
  • Emergency response services; however, funds may be used to enhance the resilience of facilities
  • Forced mortgage payoff
  • Assistance to private utilities
  • Maintenance projects
  • Operations
Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA) When comparing and selecting Infrastructure and Buyout projects, SCOR will complete a Benefit Cost Analysis to determine the dollar value for the positive impact the project will have on the area. For example, if the cost to restore a wetland is $50,000 and will prevent $100,000 in future flood damage, the BCA is 2 (benefit divided by cost).

 

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