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Posted on: December 15, 2021

Four local agencies awarded CARES Act funding for facilities improvements

Photo of entrance at Smith Park in New Carlisle

SPRINGFIELD, OH (December 15, 2021) — Four local agencies have been awarded more than $550,000 in competitive CDBG Targets of Opportunity CARES Act funding.

The CDBG Targets of Opportunity CARES Act funding will be passed down to the Clark County Community and Economic Development Department from both the federal and state governments. The funding will be used to support public services and public facilities projects to continue to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants were accepted by the Board of Clark County Commissioners on Dec. 15.

Funding was awarded to the following agencies:

• City of New Carlisle, $430,000: Construction of a new, year-round shelter house facility in Smith Park, which is owned by the City of New Carlisle. The new shelter house will expand socially distant spaces for New Carlisle residents. 

• Clark County Department of Job and Family Services, $27,400: Installation of HVAC equipment & system upgrades for client safety during COVID-19.

• United Senior Services, $27,200: Installation of HVAC equipment & system upgrades for client safety during COVID-19.

• Neighborhood Housing Partnership, $16,900: Installation of new HVAC equipment at the Clark County office to ensure client safety during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Clark County will also receive funds for program administration.

“We are excited to help these agencies provide their important services in a safer environment,” said Clark County Community and Economic Development Director Ethan Harris.

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Media contact: Michael Cooper, Public Information Officer, 937-521-2031


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