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Posted on: November 7, 2012

County seeks applications for community grants

Pierce County is soliciting applications for $800,000 in federal grants aimed at improving living conditions in lower income areas.

The grants will be offered to nonprofit, public and government agencies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant. These grants, administered by Pierce County's Department of Community Connections, will fund eligible activities that provide housing, capital improvements, community facilities and economic development activities.

The goal must be to improve living conditions by means of acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation or installation of public facilities and improvements.

Community Connections will hold one application workshop on Nov. 15 to answer questions. The workshop will held at 2 p.m. at the Community Connections office located at 1305 Tacoma Avenue South, Suite 104, Tacoma in conference room C.

The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 7, 2012. Inquiries and completed applications can be directed to:

Caroline Belleci, Pierce County Community Connections
1305 Tacoma Avenue S, Suite 104Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 798-3570cbellec@co.pierce.wa.us

To read the complete Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) and learn more about eligibility and program requirements, visit Community Connections online at www.piercecountywa.org/cc.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Caroline Belleci, Community Connections(253) 798-3570cbellec@co.pierce.wa.us

Scott Kinney, Community Connections(253) 798-4509skinney@co.pierce.wa.us

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