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Posted on: September 8, 2015

Ottawa awarded $250,000 grant for commercial rehabilitation

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that the city of Ottawa has been awarded $250,000 through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Commercial Rehabilitation program.

Ottawa will use the funding to stabilize and repair the old city hall building now owned by a private individual. The funds will be matched with $62,500 of private funds. Work will include foundation and roof repair as well as plumbing, electrical and other environmental issues. The building will ultimately be used as a bed and breakfast and apartments.

“Ottawa will leverage the CDBG funding to improve important commercial infrastructure,” Kansas Commerce Interim Secretary Michael Copeland said. “The grant will help strengthen the city’s economy and quality of life.”

The CDBG program provides federal funds to local governments for the development of viable communities by addressing their housing, public facilities and economic development needs. To be awarded funds, local government units must meet at least one of three program objectives: benefit low and moderate-income persons, prevent or eliminate slums and blight, or resolve an urgent need when local resources are not available.

CDBG funds are one of the Department’s primary tools in supporting the state’s small, predominantly rural communities. The Department has distributed more than $450 million in CDBG funding in the last decade.

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