Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

July 1, 2021
Summerville, SC
200 S Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Summerville.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about July 21, 2021, the Town of Summerville will submit a request to the HUD for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the CDBG Program.

Project Title: Gum Street Sidewalk Project

Location: The proposed project includes the installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure near the Summerville Post Office along S. Gum and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Street. scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures. 

Purpose of Project: The development and maintenance of a pedestrian-friendly community is an important service that local governments provide. This project will create a safe and secure way for residents to travel through their neighborhood and have access to public facilities.

Estimated Cost: The Town will use $196,675 of CDBG funds to complete this project. Of those funds, approximately $63,457 will come from reallocated funds.   

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Summerville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov. All comments received by July 21, 2021, will be considered by the Town of Summerville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.   Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Summerville certifies to HUD that Ricky Waring in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Summerville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Summerville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Summerville; (b) the Town of Summerville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Mr. Bradley Evatt, CPD Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Columbia Field Office, Community Planning and Development Division, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, 1835 Assembly Street, 13th Floor, Columbia, SC 29201-2480 at CPD_COVID-19OEE-CSC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ricky Waring, Mayor

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

June 14, 2021

Summerville, SC
200 S Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Summerville.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 29, 2021 the Town of Summerville will submit a request to the HUD for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, for the CDBG Program.

Project Title: North Hickory Sidewalk Project

Location: This project will connect West 5th North Street to existing sidewalks at Doty Park and route pedestrian traffic to the public facilities on Hickory Street.

Purpose of Project: Installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure in a residential area. The scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures.  

Estimated Cost: The Town will use $175,000 of CDBG funds to complete this project.  

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Summerville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00am and 4:00pm

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov. All comments received by June 1, 2021 will be considered by the Town of Summerville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Summerville certifies to HUD that Ricky Waring in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Summerville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS 

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Summerville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Summerville; (b) the Town of Summerville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Mr. Bradley Evatt, CPD Director, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Columbia Field Office, Community Planning and Development Division, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, 1835 Assembly Street, 13th Floor, Columbia, SC 29201-2480 at CPD_COVID-19OEE-CSC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ricky Waring, Mayor

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

May 17, 2021

Summerville, SC
200 S Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
843-871-6000

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Town of Summerville.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 3, 2021 the Town of Summerville will submit a request to the HUD for the release of CDBG funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as North Hickory Sidewalk Project for the purpose of installation of needed sidewalk infrastructure in a residential area. This project will connect West 5th North Street to existing sidewalks at Doty Park and route pedestrian traffic to the public facilities on Hickory Street. The scope of the planned project will also include any necessary engineering design costs and erosion control measures.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The Town of Summerville has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.   Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov, or call 843-851-4234 between 9:00am and 4:00pm

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Town of Summerville, 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483 or by emailing pharbert@summervillesc.gov. All comments received by June 1, 2021 will be considered by the Town of Summerville prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds.  Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The Town of Summerville certifies to HUD that Ricky Waring in his capacity as Mayor consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Town of Summerville to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Town of Summerville’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Town of Summerville; (b) the Town of Summerville has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Columbia HUD Office at CPD_COVID-19OEE-CSC@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD via email to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Ricky Waring, Mayor

The Town of Summerville’s Grants Office administers the Town’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The CDBG Entitlement Program provides annual grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on a formula basis to entitled cities and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low-and-moderate-income persons.

The Town of Summerville does not discriminate on the basis of 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.  Assistance will be provided to accommodate the special needs of disabled persons and persons with limited English language proficiency.  Please contact P.J. Harbert, Grants Writer, at the address and telephone number listed above at least 72 hours prior to the hearing if auxiliary aids are required.

Consolidated Plan

Every five years, the Town prepares a Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is designed to help the grantee assess affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align with the funding priorities of the CDBG program.

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan. Grantees report on accomplishments and progress toward Consolidated Plan goals in the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

Reports

Fair Housing

As a recipient of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds, the Town of Summerville certifies that it will affirmatively further fair housing by taking meaningful actions to combat discrimination, overcome patterns of segregation, foster inclusive communities free from barriers that restrict access to opportunity based on protected characteristics, and maintain compliance with civil rights and fair housing laws. The following links provide more information on HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule and the Town’s Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing:

If you would like to seek fair housing counseling or file a complaint, please contact the following agencies:

Additional Resources

The Community Resource Directory (PDF) provides a list of service providers in the Summerville and tri-county area that provide assistance with food, clothing, housing, healthcare, workforce development, etc. For more information, call the SC211 hotline by dialing 2 11.