Fillmore VFD seeks federal grant funding for new fire station

Thursday, October 24, 2013

FILLMORE -- The Town of Fillmore is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant and is currently seeking grant funding for the construction of a new fire station for the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department.

The CDBG Program is a federally funded grant program intended to benefit a majority of low-to-moderate income persons with various community development public assistance projects such as the purchasing of fire protection vehicles or construction of fire stations and improvements to wastewater, water or stormwater infrastructure.

To receive the federally funded grant dollars, a special income survey must be completed.

Anyone who receives an income survey in the mail from the Town of Fillmore has been randomly selected to participate in this important process. It is extremely vital that the survey be completed fully and returned in the self-addressed, stamped envelope as soon as possible.

Persons may contact Kristy Jerrell of Jerrell Consulting and Grant Administration Services, the town's grant administrator, at 812-878-0826 with any questions regarding the improvements project or the income survey.

The public's cooperation concerning this matter is greatly appreciated.

The Town of Fillmore will be the lead applicant on the project and the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department will be the sub-recipient.

Total project cost will be approximately $500,000 and the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department will supply all of the local match required for the project.

The proposal is due to the Lieutenant Governor's Office -- the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (IOCRA) some time in late January 2014 with final application is due approximately March 2014. Grant awards are due to be announced in June or July 2014.

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