Ogdensburg sets Friday deadline to apply for ARPA home improvement funds | St. Lawrence County

OGDENSBURG — The deadline for the first round of programs from Ogdensburg residents hunting to use American Rescue System Act cash for standard dwelling repairs is 4 p.m. Friday.

The funding is being issued by the town in its Particular person Family Help system which has $260,000 allocated for town inhabitants. Federal ARPA resources experienced been dispersed to municipalities across the place in an exertion to help offset losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the town was awarded a whole of $1,068,179. The city so much received $535,177.

The program was unanimously authorised by the Town Council and will help metropolis householders make repairs to their houses and reimburse them up to $5,000 for exterior and inside assignments.

“Due to the huge optimistic reaction to the City of Ogdensburg’s Neighborhood Guidance Method Phase 3 (Particular person Family Assistance), it is needed to establish a cutoff date for the 1st spherical of programs for the software,” City Manager Stephen P. Jellie said in a news release.

Purposes are offered on the city’s site at www.ogdensburg.org or can be picked up at City Hall from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Town Hall is closed on Fridays.

Concluded purposes and expected documentation can be shipped to Deputy Clerk Brittanie J. Kelso, 330 Ford St., Room 4, Ogdensburg, by mail, in human being or shipped to the Metropolis Hall drop box to the left of the ramp on Caroline Avenue.

The software ought to be stuffed out by the house owner and it should contain a qualified quotation or printed substance quotation as properly as evidence of whole cash flow from 2020 and/or 2021.

Completed software packets will begin to be reviewed on Monday, Mr. Jellie explained. Apps will continue on to be approved immediately after the Friday deadline, but these programs will be reviewed in a 2nd spherical if cash grow to be accessible, in accordance to the release.

“My administration has produced the revival of the Metropolis of Ogdensburg its top precedence and the most economical path to reviving the Town is for community governing administration to assist the individuals of the Metropolis that work so tough and could simply use a tiny enhance immediately after the two-year fight with the financial impacts of the world wide pandemic,” Mayor Jeffrey M. Skelly stated in the release.

Mr. Jellie and Mr. Skelly also referred to as for metropolis citizens to get hold of county legislators to find a different $260,000 from St. Lawrence County’s $20 million in ARPA funding to help fund the second and upcoming rounds of the household enhancement program.

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