News Update from Upper Savannah Council of Governments

City of Greenwood Receives CDBG Grant Award to Upgrade Sewer Lines in Neighborhood

The City of Greenwood has acquired a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to rehabilitate sewer lines in the Booker T. Washington neighborhood, the S.C. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday.

The CDBG grant award is $840,000. Greenwood Metro is providing a $400,190 grant match for a total project cost of $1,240,190.

Upper Savannah COG Community Development staff prepared and submitted the grant application on behalf of the City of Greenwood in the CDBG spring infrastructure round.

Nine CDBG projects totaling almost $8.5 million were awarded throughout the State.

The Booker T. Washington project will take place on Central Avenue, North Hospital Street, Brewer Avenue, and New Street in the City of Greenwood.

Rehabilitation will include approximately 4,800 feet of 8-inch sewer line with Cured in Place Pipe (CIPP), rehabilitation of 25 brick manholes, and installation of new frames and covers.

There will be approximately 65 service connections in the public right of way. No land acquisition is anticipated.

This project will benefit approximately 56 units, occupied by an estimated 119 persons. Ninety-five percent of the residents in the project area are low to moderate income.