OGDENSBURG — The deadline for the first spherical of apps from Ogdensburg citizens on the lookout to use American Rescue Prepare Act funds for essential home repairs is 4 p.m. Friday.
The funding is getting issued by the metropolis in its Particular person House Help program which has $260,000 allocated for city citizens. Federal ARPA funds experienced been dispersed to municipalities throughout the region in an effort to aid offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the town was awarded a full of $1,068,179. The town so considerably obtained $535,177.
The method was unanimously authorised by the Town Council and will assist town home owners make repairs to their houses and reimburse them up to $5,000 for exterior and interior projects.
“Due to the incredible positive response to the Metropolis of Ogdensburg’s Group Assist Software Section 3 (Unique Home Support), it is needed to build a cutoff day for the very first round of apps for the program,” Town Manager Stephen P. Jellie mentioned in a news launch.
Programs are available on the city’s web site at www.ogdensburg.org or can be picked up at Metropolis Corridor from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. City Corridor is closed on Fridays.
Concluded applications and essential documentation can be shipped to Deputy Clerk Brittanie J. Kelso, 330 Ford St., Place 4, Ogdensburg, by mail, in individual or sent to the City Hall fall box to the left of the ramp on Caroline Avenue.
The software ought to be crammed out by the home owner and it have to contain a experienced estimate or printed material estimate as very well as proof of overall profits from 2020 and/or 2021.
Accomplished application packets will start to be reviewed on Monday, Mr. Jellie mentioned. Programs will go on to be accepted following the Friday deadline, but people apps will be reviewed in a second spherical if money turn out to be readily available, according to the release.
“My administration has manufactured the revival of the Town of Ogdensburg its top rated precedence and the most efficient path to reviving the Town is for local authorities to assistance the men and women of the City that get the job done so difficult and could merely use a small boost after the two-12 months fight with the economic impacts of the world wide pandemic,” Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly claimed in the launch.
Mr. Jellie and Mr. Skelly also termed for metropolis people to get hold of county legislators to request an additional $260,000 from St. Lawrence County’s $20 million in ARPA funding to assistance fund the next and long term rounds of the property enhancement program.