GNC is pleased to announce a successful grant application to USDA Rural Development in the form of a Housing Preservation Grant (HPG) to assist elderly and low-mod income residents throughout the county with home repairs.
The $45,000 grant will target projects typically ranging from $3,000 – $5,000. Applications will be available from GNC after the first of the year (January 2013) and will be processed on a first come – first served basis to income eligible, owner occupied residences.
“This is a great opportunity to leverage GNC’s Weatherization program funding as well as granting new projects in areas of the county that don’t have Housing Rehabilitation program funds,” says GNC Program Manager, Rod Merys. “Roof repair, repairs to heating sources, window replacements or repairs, handicapped accessibility, and health and safety issues are some examples of eligible grant projects.” Merys added.
Any residence that is owner occupied and falls into the income eligibility guidelines (roughly $28,000 – $46,000 annual income for a family of 4) may apply. Income verification will be part of the application process. For more specifics on the HPG program and to obtain an application, please contact GNC Program Manager, Rod Merys at 938-4115 ext 12 or Larry Luce at 938-4115 ext 22.