County Grants Update

by Erika Brooks on November 15, 2012 at 6:53 am

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 3 o’clock December 6th and at that time we will no longer accept applications for home repair," said Samson.

Samson also recently asked for an extension on the 2011 Formula grant which will provide road improvements for Frazeysburg.

"By the time the initial bid was sent out, received the bids were over our cost estimate so we have to do the process all over, there was just not enough time to get that complete before the asphalt factory closed so we have an extension until June of next year," said Samson.

Samson also said new locations have been added to the demolition grant, which pays for vacant houses to be torn down and that the project continues to run smoothly.