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News Release

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Awards Town More than $378,000 for COVID-19 Response

Release Date: August 4, 2020

Contact Information:
Carolyn Grant email icon , Communications Director, 843-341-4618

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded the Town of Hilton Head Island more than $378,000 to assist low and moderate income families affected by COVID-19.

"This grant comes at a critical time as families and individuals in our community are still facing hardship from the coronavirus pandemic," said Town Manager Stephen Riley. "We will be partnering with the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry to disperse funds to organizations that assist our residents with rent, utilities, mortgage, food, transportation, childcare and other needs."

The funds are part of HUD's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and are designated for public services to benefit low and moderate income residents within the Town. They are specifically earmarked to address the prevention, preparation, response and recovery efforts related to COVID-19.

To receive funds, the Town submitted its 2020 - 2024 Consolidated Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which HUD accepted last month. Grant agreements between the Town and HUD were issued for the 2020 CDBG regular program year and CDBG coronavirus funds totaling $378,562.

Staff with the Town and the Community Foundation will establish guidelines on how organizations can apply for and use funds.