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BOS to pick location for CDBG funds

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KINGMAN-- The county supervisors will choose Tuesday where to invest federal dollars for the upcoming fiscal year. The supervisors will vote to prioritize three projects to be funded by the Neighborhood Advancement Block Grant funds for the whole county. Mohave County is expected to receive $667,271 in CDBG funds. About $120,109 of that is for the CDBG program's general administration.The first job for

$119,432 is for the wage of a full-time drug abuse and treatment counselor to allow WestCare, Arizona 1 Inc. to expand its services by 25 percent by opening a brand-new place in Bullhead City.Another $367,730 job is county social work 'owner -occupied housing rehab program for low-income locals to assist six families in the county. About $39,432 of that will go to District 5, which includes Bullhead City.Another job for $60,000 would pay for a 12-passenger van that can tow a dump trailer. Partnering with the county's ERACE program, the van would offer transport for cleanup projects throughout the county.In addition, the CDBG State Special Job may award about$300,000 in a competitive statewide grant for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 to supply owner-occupied housing repair work grants for low-to moderate-income homeowners who reside in the county. Priorities will go to the elderly, disabled, veterans and households with children.Administered. by the Arizona Department of Housing, the federal government makes CDBG loan available for low-income housing repairs, senior nutrition services, homelessness

avoidance and taking apart worn out housing throughout the county.The board of managers will fulfill at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the county administration building at 700 W. Beale St. in Kingman.

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