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Lima Allen County Regional Planning discusses CDBG funding applications

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Lima Allen County Regional Planning meeting to discuss the process to apply for Community Development Block Grant dollars. Lima Allen County Regional Planning meeting to discuss the process to apply for Community Development Block Grant dollars.

Applications for federal funds that can help with qualifying infrastructure and other government projects is underway.

Lima Allen County Regional Planning meeting to discuss the process to apply for Community Development Block Grant dollars. This money is tagged for projects in low to moderate income areas for local improvements. It's funding from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development that passes through the state to local municipalities and townships. Last year, Allen County received $151,000 in CDBG dollars for local projects. This year's amount is still unknown and could help fund several projects.

"It's money that's used to by local governments for improvements that primarily benefit low and moderate income people, so they select projects that either by a survey, or census data in neighborhoods that are primarily low to medium income which is not poverty level but about 80% of a median income," explained Ben Kenny, WSOS Community Development Coordinator.

The application deadline is Friday, April 27th at the Lima Allen County Regional Planning Commission Office on North Street. Commissioners have the final decision of what projects will receive CDBG funds.

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