Survey asks residents what Horry County needs

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Horry County is set to receive $1.8 million dollars for the Community Development Block Grant and they're asking the public for feedback on how best to distribute the funds.

"We want to know what's important to them," says Diana Seydlorsky, the Community Development Block Grant Coordinator.

She asks, "Do they feel their houses need essential repairs, whether they need sidewalks, roads, infrastructures, economic development, whether they think jobs are the most important?"

The county has set up the Community Needs Survey, via surveymonkey.com, to see where the residents of Horry County prioritize the potential projects the money could be used for.

After entering your zip code, the survey asks you to rank certain projects, such as housing the homeless and after school programs for kids and teens, by how much it interest you.

You can reply with low, medium, or high interest, or simply check the box that says "I don't know."

The survey consists of less than 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete.

You can participate in the survey by visiting the Quick Links section of horrycounty.org or by clicking here.

This is the sixth year the county will receive funds and it's used to develop low income areas. If you can't complete the survey there will be two meetings in January at the Community Development Block Grant office in Conway to provide feedback.

This is also the time for non-profits to put in an application to request funds. The deadline for that is February.

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