Council approves submission of grant applications

By Christina Good Voice Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The council passed a resolution that authorized the submission of a Rural Housing and Economic Development grant for the renovation of the John A. Ketcher Youth Shelter and for the addition of three single-resident occupancy units. The purpose of the shelter is to provide safe housing to at-risk youth and will give them an additional resource needed to become responsible and self-sufficient while providing opportunities to learn leadership attributes and Cherokee culture. Another resolution was passed that allows for the submission of an application by CN Housing Services for a Housing Preservation Grant through the USDA in the amount of $40,650. The funds will be used by Housing Rehab as a supplement to Housing Improvement Program Funds. The council also approved a grant submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development for an Indian Community Development Block Grant for the Nowata Food Distribution/Elderly Nutrition building.

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