The Vinton County Commissioners intend to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Ohio Small Cities Program, the HOME Program and the Ohio Housing Trust Fund. The CDBG program and HOME program are federally funded programs administered by the State of Ohio.

Vinton County is eligible for the following CDBG PY 2017 funds providing the county meets applicable program requirements:

CDBG Community Development Program (Formula Allocation Program) a minimum of $150,000; with competitive set-asides of CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program $500,000; and Downtown Revitalization $500,000

  • CDBG Critical Infrastructure Program $300,000
  • CDBG Residential Public Infrastructure Program $600,000
  • CDBG Economic Development Program $500,000
  • CDBG Economic Development Public Infrastructure Program $500,000
  • CDBG New Horizons Fair Housing Program $30,000
  • CDBG/HOME/OHTF Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) $400,000 (Can apply in 2018)
  • Target of Opportunity Grant Program $200,000

The CDBG Community Development Program is a non-competitive community development and infrastructure program that is available to all incorporated and unincorporated areas as well as community organizations, provided they meet all applicable program requirements. All other programs are competitive in nature. Projects competing for these funds will be rated accordingly.

The first of two or more public hearings will held on February 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the office of the Vinton County Commissioners, Vinton County Courthouse, 100 East Main Street, McArthur, Ohio. This meeting will provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG and other programs, including an explanation of eligible program activities and applicable program requirements and application due dates.

These programs can fund a broad range of activities, including, but not limited to: economic development projects, street repairs, water and sewer lines, park improvements, demolition, housing initiatives and neighborhood revitalization. These activities must benefit low to moderate income persons, aid in the prevention of slums or blight, be targeted to limited clientele or meet an urgent need. Technical assistance will be available to those groups wishing to apply for these programs.

Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing on February 21, 2017 to provide input on the Vinton County’s programs. If a participant will need auxiliary aids (interpreter, brailled or taped material, assistive listening device), or other, due to a disability, or needs further information, please contact Terri Fetherolf, Director, at Vinton County Development Department prior to the meeting at 740-596-3529 to ensure your needs will be accommodated.