Scranton Opens the Door for Federal Block Grant Submissions

Scraton Home Grants

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The city of Scranton is set to accept applications for federal block grants, amounting to a total of $3.65 million, for the year 2023. Starting Monday, interested applicants can submit their applications online through the Neighborly website at portal.neighborlysoftware.com/SCRANTONPA/participant. The application window will remain open until April 20 at 3 p.m.

These federal block grants, funded by the Housing and Urban Development Administration, will be distributed across various programs aimed at improving the lives of the city’s residents. The allocations are as follows:

  1. Community Development Block Grants: $2.7 million will be dedicated to providing quality housing and expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate-income residents in the city of Scranton.
  2. HOME Investor Partnership Program: $700,000 will be allocated for the promotion of affordable housing, assistance to first-time homebuyers, and housing rehabilitation programs targeting low-income residents in the community.
  3. Homeless Emergency Solutions Grants: An additional $250,000 will be earmarked for supporting emergency shelters and implementing measures to prevent homelessness within the city.

For any questions or further information regarding the federal block grant application process, interested parties can reach out to Liza Carroll via email at Lcarroll@scrantonpa.gov or Jack Caufield at jcaufield@scrantonpa.gov.

To contact the writer of this article, send an email to jlockwood@timesshamrock.com, call 570-348-9100 x5185, or follow @jlockwoodTT on Twitter.

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