80 North Walnut Street, Ste. B
Mount Gilead, Ohio 43338
Grant Administration

Morrow County, Ohio
Mission Statement
The primary focus of the Community Development is to improve housing conditions; improve public facilities; and improve and enhance the quality of life for residents of Morrow County.
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The Community Development Block Grant Program is administered by the Office of Community Development and provides federal funding to communities to address a variety of needs. Below are the programs available to communities through the Ohio Development Services Agency Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Infrastructure provides funding to ensure a safe and sanitary living environment through the provision of safe and reliable drinking water and proper disposal of sanitary waste in distressed communities with a low- and moderate-income population of at least 51 percent
Community Housing Impact & Preservation (CHIP)
Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program provide funding to local governments to improve and provide affordable housing for low- and moderate-income citizens. CHIP funds are distributed in one competitive funding round. A community is allowed to submit only one application in any application round.

The Community Housing Impact and Preservation (CHIP) Program provides grants to eligible communities interested in undertaking housing-related activities, including necessary infrastructure improvements. The grants are awarded competitively and encourage a flexible, community-wide approach to improving and providing affordable housing for low- and moderate-income persons, and strengthening neighborhoods through community collaboration.

At this time, funds have been committed.

PY 2017 CHIP is funded for Morrow County.
Water & Sewer Revolving Loan Fund
Funds for the program are possible through a Community Development Block Grant to Morrow County and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) for the purpose of eliminating environmental degradation and pollution to the soils and waters in Morrow County.  These funds may only be used for the repair and/or replacement of existing on-site water/septic systems which do not meet the Morrow County Health District Household Regulations.

If your loan is approved, you will sign a construction contract with the contractor and give the County permission to oversee construction.  You will sign a Mortgage and Promissory Note with the County and be required to make monthly loan payments.  If you are purchasing your property on land contract, the current owner(s) are also required to sign the Mortgage.

View: Information Letter regarding Water & Sewer Improvement Program / Application Packet
2018/2019 Home Sewage Treatment System (HSTS)
This program from the Ohio EPA assists income eligible homeowners to address needed repairs to their failing septic systems or abandonment of a failing system to connect to existing centralized sanitary sewer system and/or repair connection (sewer tap).  Grant funds are available should total household income be equivalent to 100-300% of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Poverty Guidelines.  Homeowners may qualify for one of three tiers of funding (100%, 85%, or 50%), depending upon the size of their households and their aggregate household incomes.

View: HSTS Brochure / HSTS Application / Statement of Understanding