The Office of Community Development awarded block grants to three communities in western Clark County. Community Block Grants provide communities with resources to address a wide range of community development needs. Each project must meet one of the following objectives for the program: benefit low and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slums or blight, or address community development needs that are needed to eliminate conditions that pose a serious threat to the health or welfare of the community.

The Village of Enon received a grant of $5,600 for a new door for the administrative offices. The village is required to provide matching funds of $623 for completion of the project.

In addition, the Enon area for Mad River Township received an award of $68,000 to improved Joseph Drive. The township must provide $17,000 in matching funds.

The City of New Carlisle also received a block grant of $120,600 for street improvements for Prentice Drive. These funds will allow New Carlisle to complete phase three of a four-phase project designed to provide infrastructure improvements to the street. The city plans to complete the last phase in 2017. In addition, the city must provide $71,796 in matching funds for the project.

In addition to the three block grants awarded to western Clark County Communities, Madison Township received $40,700 for improvements to London Road. Madison Township must provide $4,500 in matching funds. The office of Community Development will received $58,000 to administrator the block grants and to support the Fair Housing Program.

This program allows each of the communities in the Clark County area to improve the streets and infrastructure for all residents of Clark County.

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