Grant applications now available

A public hearing has been set for Crothersville residents age 55 and older who can’t afford home repairs or need handicap accessibility so they can learn about applying for a program that can help.

The meeting is at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Crothersville Senior Citizens Center, 114 E. Main St.

The town council recently gave Trena Carter with Administrative Resources association approval to apply for the Owner-Occupied Rehab Aging in Place Project grant, which is presented through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority. She is asking for the maximum $350,000 grant request.

The program allows eligible entities to apply for grant funding to complete repairs on owner-occupied residential properties. Funding may be used to address conditions in a home that, if left unattended, would create an issue with the integrity of the home or become a detriment to the quality of life for the residents. The home must be on a permanent foundation and be insured.

Residents interested in applying to receive a portion of that funding can pick up an application at Crothersville Town Hall, 111 E. Howard St.

Last year, Crothersville was one of 12 communities in the state receiving a grant. That $155,570 helped eight households. In 2011, Crothersville received $294,062.

Those who have received assistance through the grant in the past three years are not eligible to apply.

The deadline for Carter to submit the grant application will be in July, and the town will learn later this year if it receives any funding.