CARES Act Assistance

UPDATE: A second round of CDBG CARES Act Funds are available. See the notice below and application here.

Public Notice: Applications Available for Round II City of Charleston CDBG CARES ACT Funds 

The City of Charleston has released $180,000 in CDBG CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funding to provide nonprofit organizations funds to assist City of Charleston residents affected by COVID-19. Funds can be used to assist households in the City of Charleston with rental, mortgage and utility assistance and nonprofit organizations providing direct services to households affected by COVID-19.

Organizations may apply for this funding immediately. This serves as the second round of CDBG-CV released to nonprofit organizations from the original allocation of $488,628 to the City from the  Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in April 2020. Organizations interested in obtaining  an application may do so by:
1. Contacting the Department of Housing and Community Development at (843) 724-3766 and request an application be sent via email or by;
2. Downloading an application online

Application Submission and Deadline- Applications can be submitted via email, postal service or hand delivered to our department. If applications are hand delivered an appointment is required. Contact 843-724- 3766 to set up an appointment. Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday November 10, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

First Round of City of Charleston CDBG CARES Act Funds Awarded

The following organizations have been awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-COVID) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA-COVID) CARES Act Funds. Assistance from these organizations can be used to help households in the City of Charleston impacted by COVID-19. Assistance can be provided for rental, mortgage and utility costs. Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services is only providing free legal services for those impacted by COVID-19.

Organization (CDBG) Phone Email
Charleston Trident Urban League 843-769-8173 Email
Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services (Legal Services only) 843-853-6456 Email
HALOS 843-990-9570 Email
Humanities Foundation 843-284-5109 Email
My Sisters House 843-744-3242 Email
Palmetto Community Action Partnership 843-724-6760 ext. 509 Email
Organization (HOPWA) Phone More information
Palmetto Community Care 843-747-2273    Contact
Ryan White Wellness Center      843- 402-3093  Contact