The Hocking County Commissioners intend to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the Residential Public Infrastructure Grant (RPIG) Program. Community Development Block Grants are federally-funded grants administered by the state. The county is eligible for up to $750,000 in RPIG funding, providing the county meets applicable requirements.
The first of two public hearings will be held June 6 at 10:00 AM at the County Commissioners Meeting, 1 East Main St., Courthouse, Logan, OH 43138 for Union Furnace to provide citizens with pertinent information about Community Development Block Grants including an explanation of eligible activities and program requirements. Community Development Block Grants can fund a broad range of activities, including: economic development projects, streets, water supply, drainage, and sanitary sewer improvements, park acquisition and improvements, demolition of unsafe structures, rehabilitation of housing, and neighborhood facilities. The activities must designed to primarily benefit low- and moderate- income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.
Citizens are urged to attend this meeting on June 6 at 10:00 AM to obtain information on Community Development Block Grants.