County to see fed $ to help recovery


County to see fed $ to help recovery

Bucyrus Telegraph Forum – MANSFIELD — Crawford County is among the Ohio regions that will benefit from federal recovery funds to help rebuild communities devastated by recession and the foreclosure crisis.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said more than $175 million in funds earmarked for Ohio were distributed Thursday through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Neighborhood Stabilization Program.

The announcement singled out eight cities — Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dayton, Toledo, Columbus, Akron and Springfield — for specific allocations. Grants for those cities range from $6.1 million for Springfield to $40.8 million for Cleveland.

Mansfield, which received $1,698,773 in an earlier round of neighborhood stabilization funding, hoped for a much larger share, $5.2 million, the second time around, but it wasn't among the cities listed.

Brown said the money distributed Thursday includes $25 million to be used in 33 counties, including Crawford and Morrow. Richland County was not included.

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