December 19, 2018

Communities must apply for CDBG grants by Feb. 8, 2019

BATAVIA, Ohio (Dec. 19, 2018) – Clermont County is taking applications for Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2019. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2019.

The funding level for 2019 has not yet been determined by the U.S. Department for Housing & Urban Development (HUD), which administers the CDBG program. Funding for FY 2018 was $988,727. In 2018, nine community projects were funded for a total of $807,666.

The CDBG program, which began in 1974, helps to fund projects that benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, aid in the prevention or elimination of blight, or meet an urgent need. A formula is used to determine whether those criteria are being met. Once Clermont County Department of Community & Economic Development selects the projects, they must be approved by the Board of County Commissioners, and finally by HUD.

More information, including the grant application and evaluation criteria, is available on the CDBG page of the county website: https://clermontcountyohio.gov//community-development/.

For questions, contact CDBG coordinator Sherri Cmar at 513.732.7907 or scmar@clermontcountyohio.gov.

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9 community projects funded through CDBG