Berkeley County looking for community input on use of possible grant money

Berkeley County News

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCBD) – Leaders in Berkeley County say they need your help to determine what kind of needs exist in the county.

The county is planning to apply for some federal community grant block money and will be holding a series of meetings to gather your input.

County officials say this is the first-time Berkeley County will be applying for these grant funds. The funds can be used for several things, but most of the projects funded generally tend to be things that benefit low to middle-income families.

According to the HUD website, there are a number of possible examples of things that can be funded with these community development block grant funds like purchasing, tearing down or renovating blighted buildings, creating new senior centers or libraries out of old existing buildings in blighted areas.

Meetings to gather your input on options for this grant money will take place in Goose Creek, St. Stephen or Hanahan.

Meetings will also be held in the Sangaree, Moncks Corner and Huger communities, or you can submit your ideas to the county online.

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