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Public comment sought on community development block grant application by Feb. 15

Public comment is being sought on a federal grant application sponsored by Mason County to the State of Washington Department of Commerce through U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The proposal is for a project on behalf of Faith in Action West Sound for a Center for Seniors Facility in the town of Belfair in the amount of $1 million. Under the guidelines of this grant, Mason County is the only eligible applicant.

A public hearing for the Mason County Board of Commissioners to approve the grant application is set for Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. If approved, a resolution will be signed authorizing Mason County’s Department of Community Development Manager, Barbara Adkins, to submit the application on behalf of Faith in Action West Sound’s project. For more information regarding the hearing, please contact Adkins, (360) 427-9670 Ext. 286 or Barbara [at] co [dot] mason [dot] wa [dot] us. If citizens require special accommodations to attend please contact the Commissioners’ office at 360-427-9670 ext. 419.

Interested persons can email their comments to Kathleen Byrne-Barrantes, Grants Consultant at grantsolutions [at] comcast [dot] net and Barbara [at] co [dot] mason [dot] wa [dot] us, or mail/drop off at 411 North 5th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 by Feb. 15, 2012. Once the public comment period ends, the grant development team will review all comments received and incorporate suggested changes into the grant proposal as appropriate or provide response to affected parties and the application will be submitted on Feb. 29, 2012. Commerce is expected to announce the grant awardees in May 2012.

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