Fillmore residents to receive income surveys

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Town of Fillmore is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Office of Community & Rural Affairs (OCRA), and is currently seeking grant funding to complete a master utility planning study to be able to document the town’s issues with water, wastewater and stormwater.

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 planning studies, improvements to community centers, fire stations, wastewater, water, roads and bridges. To receive the federally funded grant dollars, a special income survey must be completed.

If residents receive an income survey in the mail from Kristy Jerrell from Jerrell Consulting & Grant Administration Services LLC, this means they have been randomly selected to participate in this process. The survey must be completed fully and returned in the self-addressed stamped envelope as soon as possible. Please contact Kristy Jerrell, the project’s grant administrator, at 812-878-0826 with any questions regarding the project or the income survey. Residents’ cooperation concerning this matter is appreciated.

The town is pursuing a $50,000 planning grant through OCRA to complete a potential master utility planning project. The grant program is funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The goal of the program is to encourage communities to plan for long-term development. This grant is awarded and administered by the Lt. Governor’s Office.

The first step toward going for an OCRA grant is to complete a required income survey; As soon as the income survey is completed – if the income survey qualifies the town – then the town will submit a grant application to OCRA.

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