Stories tagged with: Grants

December 9, 2013 - 6:01pm
18 weeks 3 days ago

27 rural ohio school districts will receive funding from an Ohio grant aimed to further education and Northern Local School District is one of them.

The Ohio Appalachian Collaborative worked together to apply for the Ohio Straight A Fund and was approved for just under $15,000,000 worth of funding to provide post secondary courses to students in the area.

"We will get just under $500,000 and what we will use that for is the technology needed to do the distance learning where...

May 28, 2013 - 9:07pm
46 weeks 3 days ago

On Tuesday, Zanesville's City Council introduced an ordinance that if granted by the state, the police department would receive a traffic overtime grant of up to $37,455.51 that will cover 394 overtime hours.

"If approved, we should be able to put hours of overtime out on the streets in 2014, strictly traffic control, we can fill in for some areas or times where the state has requested additional officers. Especially holiday traffic when the traffic volume has greatly increased,...

April 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
1 year 7 hours ago

Sheila Samson, Community Development Director says she applies for several different grants throughout the year, and all of them go towards improving the county.

"I was updating the Commissioner's on our Community Development Grant for fiscal year 2013, sharing the allocation amounts and critical infrastructure component to that," said Samson.

The grants go towards assisting homeowners with repairs, utility assistance, tenant-based rental assistance, improving sidewalks...

November 15, 2012 - 7:09pm
1 year 22 weeks ago

Muskingum County commissioners receive news on several county grants.

Community Development Director Sheila Samson delivered information on the Community Housing Improvement grant, the 2011 Formula Grant and updates on various other projects taking place around the county. The Community Housing Improvement grant helps families with low to moderate income needing home repair. 

"Applications, we'll actually start handing those out today and we will receive those up until...

February 3, 2012 - 5:57pm
2 years 10 weeks ago

Non-profit organizations in Muskingum County are invited to participate in a grant competition.

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is dishing out $30,000 to charities that promote visual arts, performing arts, education or economic development.  Executive Director David Mitzel said that money is only a small portion of what's being donated in the county.

"That $30,000 represents unrestricted money that we can give away in such a fashion, but the bulk of what we...

July 14, 2011 - 11:22am
2 years 39 weeks ago

There may be a solution for local homeowners seeking help with repairs.

The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development made a visit to the Muskingum County Center for Seniors Thursday morning.  The USDA is offering grants and funds through their 504 Home Repair Program. Loan Specialist, Debbie Tewanger, says the program is designed to help low income applicants in rural areas improve their living conditions and assist with needed home repairs.

"I've...

April 1, 2011 - 5:26pm
3 years 2 weeks ago

The Muskingum County Community Foundation is announcing the recipients of its annual Spring Grant Competition. Chairman Matt Elli says nine awards were handed out totaling just over $31,000. Elli says Zane State College is getting the largest award of $10,000 for its Advanced Science and Technology Center. The Dresden and Frazeysburg volunteer fire departments each got $4,000. The village of South Zanesville and the Y-Bridge Arts festival received $3000 each. Other groups getting funding:...

August 9, 2010 - 3:32pm
3 years 36 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is working to improve the conditions of its neighborhoods, and two recently-awarded programs are helping out.

The Community Development Department applied for two competitive grants. The first is the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and Zanesville was one of 11 applicants in the state to be awarded the funds. The $300,000 grant will be applied to various projects within Zanesville's targeted East-End Neighborhood.

"The funds are used to assist and...

May 24, 2010 - 9:37pm
3 years 47 weeks ago

The city of Zanesville is wrapping up its second and final public hearing for Formula and Neighborhood Revitalization Grants.

It's required that citizens participate and give their input in deciding how to prioritize activities for the grants.

"They have concerns about items that may not be qualified as eligible activities. Many times they want to talk about curbs and sidewalks where those might be the responsibility of the homeowner, " says Community Development...

March 28, 2010 - 3:21pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

1.6 million dollars in Economic Development Administration grants will be divvied up throughout the state and will include one spot here in Southeastern Ohio.

US Commerce Secretary, Gary Locke, says it's meant to help build jobs in the Buckeye State.

Ohio Mid-Eastern Governments Association of Cambridge will see more than 150 thousand dollars coming its way to put an aggressive economic development planning program in place.

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