Commissioners approve Community Development Block Grant Action Plan

BATAVIA, OH – Proposed projects such as fire station improvements, sidewalk construction and septic/sewer remediation are included in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan for Fiscal Year 2021. The Board of County Commissioners on Aug. 11 adopted the $1.1 million program.

The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides an annual grant on a formula basis to Clermont County to develop a viable urban community by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. HUD awards the CDBG to Clermont County to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

HUD is expected to approve the Action Plan within 45 days and a grant agreement will be executed with HUD before funds become available. Environmental Reviews of the projects will be completed and agreements will be signed with the successful CDBG applicants.

The program for July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022 includes:

For more information about the CDBG program, see: