Muskingum County Allocates Grant Money

by Josh Overholser on June 5, 2014 at 6:57 am

Muskingum County Community Development Director Sheila Samson met with the county commissioners Thursday to discuss the allocation of funds.

The county is eligible for $133,000 from the 2014 Community Development Allocation Grant funded by the state of Ohio.

"They were reviewing the subrecipient applications that different communities had submitted," Samson said. "They were reviewing their grant requests along with their match dollars and gave a description of the projects that they were wanting to move forward with."

The commissioners agreed to allocate $67,400 to projects in Licking Township, $23,600 to the Village of Philo, and $24,000 to projects in Cass Township for a total of $115,000.  Each county in the state is also eligible to apply for two critical infrastructure grants for up to $300,000.

"We will apply for funding to assist with the construction for the Grant Cliff Bridge project which is earmarked to begin in the summer of 2015," Samson said.  "Then we are also looking at the Village of Frazeysburg for a storm sewer improvement project, and that will be approximately $150,000."

Samson said they also plan to apply for a $300,000 neighborhood revitalization grant for the Village of South Zanesville that would help fund street and park improvements.