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.
Licking County Development staff administers a county-wide housing rehabilitation program utilizing State of Ohio Community Housing
Improvement Program (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.
The Ohio Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination—in regard to housing—on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, ancestry, religion,
disability or familial status. Licking County provides information and referral services in regard to landlord-tenant disputes, housing discrimination, predatory lending
and other housing-related issues.
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
Susan Spiker, Grants Coordinator
Jim Evans, Housing Rehabilitation Inspector
Marty Dowell, Fiscal Officer
Kim Anderson, 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.