Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing Concerning Application

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on August 13, 2020, at 12:00 PM, Florence County will hold a public hearing at 2314 Pisgah Rd, Florence concerning an application to be submitted to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, Grants Administration on or about September 15, 2020, for a Community Development Block Grant. With the consideration of recommendations for COVID-19, information is also available by phone at 843-702-3139. Florence County is requesting approximately $500,000 to carry out the following activities.

The proposed grant will be used to purchase a fire engine that will be housed in a Florence County substation located in the Town of Timmonsville. The total approximate cost of the engine will be $550,000. CDBG grant funds of approximately $500,000 and local funds of approximately $50,000 will fund the purchase of the engine.

This public hearing and the matters to be discussed are subject to the provisions of Florence County’s Citizen Participation Plan, developed in anticipation of participation in the State of South Carolina’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, providing for the participation of the citizens of Florence County in the planning and implementation of community and economic development projects which will involve CDBG funds. The Citizen Participation Plan and the application (once completed) are available for review at the County between 9:00 AM -5:00 PM weekdays. Persons with questions or comments concerning the public hearing or the Citizen Participation Plan may contact Kathy Nephew, Florence County Grants Manager, at 843-292-1603, or at

Florence County does not discriminate based on 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. Anita D. Taylor, Human Resources Director, 843-665-3054, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. (08/03/2020)