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Development Programs
The Licking County Development staff, on behalf of the Licking County Commissioners, is responsible for the adminstration of the various grant programs listed below:

Licking County receives the CDBG federal funds that may be used for a variety of housing, economic development and infrastructure improvements, which must benefit low-to-moderate income citizens or prevent or eliminate slum and blight. Licking County has also received CDBG funds for special economic development and water and sewer projects.

Housing Rehabilitation
Licking County Development staff administers a county-wide housing rehabilitation program utilizing State of Ohio Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) and other funds. These funds are available to low-and moderate-income homeowners to assist them with making needed repairs to their homes. This program helps to preserve existing housing stock that is considered to be affordable to low-and moderate-income persons.

Fair Housing
The Ohio Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination - in regard to housing - on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religion, disability, familial status or military status. Licking County provides information and referral services in regad to landlord-tenant disputes, housing discrimination and predatory lending.

State Capital Improvements Program (SCIP)
Local Transportation Improvement Program (LTIP)
Licking County is a member of the District 17 Integrating Committee of the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC), along with Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Morrow, and Pickaway Counties. District 17 receives approximately $10 million annually for new construction or the repair and replacement of aging and inadequate infrastructure in townships, villages, cities, and counties. Licking County staff serve as the liaison to OPWC, under a contractual agreement, to manage the day-to-day operations of the District. District 17 also reviews funding applications for the Job Ready Sites (JRS) Program and the Clean Ohio Brownfields Programs administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency.

Main line: (740) 670-5200
Fax: (740) 670-5197

Gerald A. Newton, AICP, LCPC/LCATS/Development Executive Director
Beth Jones, Development Specialist, Fair Housing
Susan Spiker, Grants Coordinator
Jim Evans, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector
Support Staff
Marty Dowell, Fiscal Officer
Kim Anderson, Admistrative Assistant
Cindy Morrow, Admistrative Assistant
Natural Resources Assistance Council (NRAC)
Licking County is also a member of District 17’s Natural Resources Assistance Council along with Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Morrow, and Pickaway Counties. The NRAC accepts and reviews applications from townships, villages, cities, counties, and eligible non-profits and makes funding recommendation to OPWC in regard to projects that preserve open space, sensitive ecological areas and/or stream corridors.

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