GEORGETOWN, S.C. (WPDE) — The City of Georgetown has received a grant award for stormwater projects in the Historic District from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA).
The EDA awarded the city a $3,365,409 grant with Georgetown County providing the required local match of $841,353, according to a release.
The projects will help to mitigate flooding in the City's core commercial district, which has experienced significant flooding in the past.
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Grant funds will help make improvements to the stormwater systems in the area and building the bulkhead behind Coastal Carolina University's Innovation Center and Constitution Par.
In addition, it will assist Front Street businesses by preventing rising tidal waters from affecting them along the waterfront.
Officials said the project is funded by the Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019.
The EDA was provided with $600 million in additional program funds for disaster relief and recovery for areas affected by natural disasters.