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Morristown asking residents for help

Staff report

The Town of Morristown is applying for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) through the Indiana Office of Community & Rural Affairs.

To apply for the grant dollars, combined income levels must be provided for households benefiting from the grant. To do this, Morristown will be mailing surveys to residents.

Residents are asked to complete the survey and return it in the self-addressed, stamped envelope. Participation is crucial to providing Morristown the opportunity to apply for grant dollars.

All information provided will be kept confidential and only a collective summary will be included in the grant application. Official representatives will never ask for any personally identifiable information such as your social security number or bank account information.

If the survey is not received, reminder surveys will be mailed which means Morristown will spend extra money on materials and postage.

The Planning Grant Program is administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to encourage Indiana communities to focus on long-term planning and community development. Planning grants are funded with Federal Community Development Block Grant dollars.

Through OCRA, Indiana requests CDBG dollars from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. OCRA then administers funding to rural communities, allocating it to programs that promote livable communities, address unmet community development needs and promote activities that enhance local economic development efforts.