County, 2 municipalites working on applications for CDBG funds

Venango County, Cranberry Township and Sugarcreek Borough are in the process of submitting applications for 2020 Community Development Block Grant funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

A number of projects are being proposed in the applications for the funds, Josh Sterling, the community development planner for the Venango County Regional Planning Commission, said.

Venango County is proposing to use some 2020 CDBG money for a stormwater project in Emlenton and to make the polling place in Reno ADA compliant by building a ramp, Sterling said.

In addition, the county is proposing to use a portion of the funds for low-to-moderate-income home rehabilitation and a portion for demolition and clearance, Sterling said.

Cranberry Township is proposing to use its money for low-to-moderate-income home rehabilitation as well as demolition and clearance, Sterling said.

And Sugarcreek Borough is also proposing to use money for low-to-moderate-income home rehabilitation, Sterling said.

Sterling explained that the county administers the CDBG funds for Sugarcreek Borough and Cranberry Township.

He said the county is anticipating grants of about $236,994 in CDBG funds for Venango County, $105,781 for Sugarcreek Borough, and $120,437 for Cranberry Township.

The deadline for submitting the applications is Wednesday, he said.