Mary Alice Reporting:

(Monday, February 12th) New Philadelphia, Ohio – Two agencies serving Tuscarawas County were awarded grant funding to help low-income residents with home repairs or handicap upgrades.

Ohio Development Services Public Information Officer Penny Martin says that the agency distributed $5.5 million to 22 organizations.

Among those, the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development (COAD) received $467,800 in funding.

Also, in Tuscarawas County, the Society for Equal Access Independent Living Center was awarded $278,300.

“Just like COAD, they will be identifying Ohioans who need help with emergency home repair. It’s an income eligibility program and each individual agency might have other information that they need when you apply.”

For more information about the COAD program, call HARCATUS Tri-County C.A.O. at 740-922-0933 or visit www.coadinc.org/community-development.

To learn more about the Living Center, call 330-343-9292 or visit www.seailc.org/independent-living.

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