Pokegama Township recently joined the NW Pine County Small Cities Development Program, a grant program that the Cities of Willow River, Sturgeon Lake & Finlayson as well as the Townships of Kettle River, Sturgeon Lake & Bremen have started, that would bring grant funds into the area to assist low & moderate income homeowners, rental property owners and commercial property owners make improvements to their buildings.
Tuesday, August 25th 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Pokegama Town Hall – 18336 Town Hall Road Pine City, MN 55063
The Small Cities Development Program is a program funded by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development and adminstered at the state level by the MN Department of Employment & Economic Development. These funds are for small communiteis that do not recieve entitlements already from HUD, for community & economic development projects that serve low and moderate income persons, but the funds are limited and the application process is VERY COMPETITIVE. In order to have a good chance at receiving the grant funds, the area needs to show that their are eligible property owners interested in the program.
Interested property owners and/or elected officials should try to attend the short informational meeting, as there will be materials provided that outline the program’s eligibility requirements. The presentation only takes about 15 minutes and after questions from the audience, it usually wraps up after about 30 minutes total.
**Please note: On Tuesday September 1st, 2009 at 10:45 a.m. Pine County will be hosting a public hearing with regards to whether this program should be made available to all Pine County property owners.**
For more information, contact the Energy-Housing Department at Lakes & Pines Community Action Council, Inc. at 320.679.1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of 4 informational meetings have been held through out the participating communities:
Monday July 20th, 2009 at the Willow River City Hall at 6 p.m.
Monday August 3rd, 2009 at the Sturgeon Lake City Hall at 6 p.m.
Tuesday August 18th, 2009 at the Finlayson Community Center at 6 p.m.
The first three informational meetings were publicized in local papers… unfortunately, the local paper for Pokegama Township could not fit it in, so PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD QUICKLY.