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CARES Act Funding Now Available

Thu, 06/04/2020

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Shawn R. Smetana, Public Information Officer
Phone: (843) 958-4007/Fax: (843) 958-4004

CARES Act funding now available

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is providing funding to the Charleston County Community Development Department from the CARES Act to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). The County received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $1,090,016 and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds in the amount of $535,900. These funds are now available, and citizens can contact the organizations listed below for assistance. Citizens must meet HUD eligibility requirements to receive assistance and must live outside the City of Charleston (the City receives its own HUD funding).

Emergency Financial Assistance (rent, mortgage, utility assistance)

Fighting Hunger

  • Charleston Area Senior Citizens - Meals on Wheels of Charleston: 843-722-4127
  • East Cooper Meals on Wheels: 843-881-9350 or
  • Lowcountry Food Bank: 843-747-8146 ext. 100. Partner agencies and drive-thru distributions are being developed, updates can be viewed here:

Prescription Assistance (for uninsured individuals)

  • East Cooper Community Outreach: 843-416-7145

Legal Services (including evictions)

Individuals/Families Experiencing Homelessness


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