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 and demolishing blighted houses and buildings.
"So if we’re not awarded those funds, some of those communities that are not able to come up with the funding on their own, their roads and sidewalks will just go in their condition which is decreased dramatically, where these funds help those communities keep things in good order."
Samson will meet with the commissioner’s at a later date to keep them updated on the status of the grants she has applied for.