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USDA makes grants available to help people in rural South Carolina

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Carolina State Director Dr. Saundra Glover today announced the availability of grants to help people repair their homes that were damaged by hurricanes in 2022.

The homes must be located in presidentially declared disaster areas. People living in all 46 counties in South Carolina are eligible for the funding.

“When an unexpected crisis impacts our lives, it reminds us of our connection to our communities and to the places we call home,” Glover said. “That’s why the Biden-Harris Administration and USDA stand ready to help hundreds of people across rural South Carolina access the resources they need to rebuild their homes, their communities and their lives. We do this work because we know that rural America is home to millions of people who make up America’s spirit and character.”

The grants are being made available through supplemental disaster funding under the Rural Disaster Home Repair Grant Program. Through this program, people may apply to receive grants of up to $40,675 directly from USDA to repair their homes.

Funds will be available until expended. They may be used to:

  • pay for home repair expenses that were a result of a Presidentally declared disasters in calendar year 2022.

  • prepare a site for a manufactured home.

  • relocate a manufactured home.

To be eligible:

  • applicants must have household incomes that do not exceed the low-limits based on their household size and county.

  • homes must be located in an eligible rural area.

  • homes must be located in a Presidentially declared disaster areas 2022.

Residents in all South Carolina Counties may be eligible for the funding.

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