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HAPCAP Awarded $1.5 Million in Federal CDBG Funds on Behalf of Perry County | October 12, 2023

SHAWNEE & JUNCTION CITY — Perry County is one of nearly two dozen Ohio communities receiving funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. This award will support two separate neighborhood revitalization projects in Perry County. $750,000 was awarded to the Junction City village project, and $750,000 was awarded to the Shawnee village project, both to be administered by Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP).

 

 

HAPCAP Awarded $1.5 Million in Federal CDBG Funds on Behalf of Perry County | October 12, 2023

 

 

HAPCAP Awarded $1.5 Million in Federal CDBG Funds on Behalf of Perry County

 

SHAWNEE & JUNCTION CITY — Perry County is one of nearly two dozen Ohio communities receiving funding to complete neighborhood improvement projects aimed at improving the quality of life for residents. In total, 23 Ohio communities will receive $13.8 million.

The funding is available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program which is administered by the Ohio Department of Development.

This award will support two separate neighborhood revitalization projects in Perry County. $750,000 was awarded to the Junction City village project, and $750,000 was awarded to the Shawnee village project, both to be administered by Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP).

“Investing in our communities’ infrastructure isn’t just about building bridges and roads; it’s about nurturing economic growth and safeguarding the health and well-being of Ohioans,” said Governor DeWine. “The projects we’re supporting with this funding underscore our commitment to building a stronger, more prosperous Ohio for all.”

HAPCAP’s Community Development division, with the support of Perry County Commissioners, drafted the project and applied for CDBG funds to revitalize Junction City's physical infrastructure this spring.

“Ohio is experiencing unprecedented economic growth, so we want to ensure our communities have the resources in place to take advantage of that momentum,” said Lt. Governor Husted. “Infrastructure is a crucial component of economic development and leads to job creation and improved quality of life for residents.”

Critical Infrastructure awards include 16 communities, totaling $7.8 million to assist with high-priority infrastructure improvements with community-wide impact. Projects must be in critical or poor condition to be considered eligible. Projects announced include the improvement of flood and drainage facilities, water and sanitary sewer facilities, bridge reconstruction, parks and recreation facilities, street reconstruction, and sidewalks.

“These types of improvements are seldom pretty, and almost always expensive to make, but they can also serve as a welcome mat for companies looking to set up shop in Ohio,” said Lydia Mihalik, director of the Department of Development. “We’re proud to support these communities in getting these projects over the finish line.”

“HAPCAP’s Community Development team is very excited about the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant awards for Perry County. We are so grateful to the Ohio Department of Development for their continued confidence in our capacity, and ability, to administer these highly impactful and transformative grant programs in our service area. We are thankful to have a career that allows us to help improve communities in this beautiful part of Ohio we call home.” Nathan Simons, Community Development Coordinator.

For more information about this project and other community projects, contact HAPCAP at (740)767-4500. The Ohio Department of Development empowers communities to succeed by investing in Ohio’s people, places, and businesses. Learn more at development.ohio.gov.

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