Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

This program helps distribute money to local communities and non-profit organizations to upgrade their facilities and to help improve local roads and other public facilities. For more information, please visit the US Department of Housing and Urban Development at:
http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS

Sealed proposals for the Nankin Sidewalk Project will be received by the Ashland County Commissioners at 110 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio 44805 until 9:15 a.m., February 23, 2017 and then at 9:15 a.m. at said office opened and read aloud.

Plans, Specifications, and bid forms may be secured at the office of the Ashland County Commissioners. A non-refundable fee of zero dollars will be required for each set of plans and specifications.

In accordance with ORC Section 153.54, each bid must be accompanied by a Certified Check or Cashier’s Check or Letter of Credit equal to ten percent (10%) of the amount bid, or a bond for the full amount of the bid as a guarantee that if the bid is accepted, a contract will be entered into and a performance bond properly secured. Bid security furnished in Bond form shall be issued by a Surety Company or Corporation licensed in the State of Ohio to provide said surety and shall be to the credit of the Ashland County Commissioners. The “Bid Guaranty and Contract Bond Instructions” found in the bid documents provides specific instructions with regard to Bid Guarantees and Contract Bonds. Should any bid be rejected, such instrument will be forthwith returned upon proper execution of a contract.

Each bidder must submit evidence of its experiences on government projects of similar size and complexity, and a complete listing of all subcontractors to be used. The owner intends and requires that these projects be started no earlier than May 1, 2017 and completed no later than August 31, 2017.

Attention of all bidders is called to the special requirements which will be included in the contract regarding Federal Labor Standards Provisions and minimum wages to be paid as per Section 4115.04 of the Ohio Revised Code. Funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development CDBG Program will be used to pay for this project. Davis-Bacon Wage rates will be paid on this project.

Bids shall be sealed and marked as “Bid for Nankin Sidewalk Project” and mailed or delivered to:

Ashland County Commissioners
Attn: Nikki Hiller
110 Cottage Street
Ashland, OH 44805

The Ashland County Commissioners reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids. Attention of bidders is called to all of the requirements contained in this bid packet, particularly to the Federal Labor Standards Provisions and Davis-Bacon Wages, various insurance requirements, various equal opportunity provisions, and the requirement for a payment bond and performance bond for 100% of the contract price. No bidder may withdraw his bid within thirty (30) days after the actual date of the opening thereof.

NOTICE OF CDBG PUBLIC HEARING #1

Ashland County intends to apply to the Ohio Department of Development for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The County is eligible to receive fiscal year 2017 CDBG formula funding for an anticipated amount of approximately $85,000.00, providing the County meets the applicable program requirements. The County can also apply for up to $300,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization funding, up to $300,000 in Downtown Revitalization Funding, and up to $300,000 in Residential Public Infrastructure Funding. Projects awarded funding will be undertaken in 2018. The first of two public hearings will be held at 9:15a.m. on March 2, 2017, at the County Commissioners Office in the Ashland County Office Building, located at 110 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio, to give citizens pertinent information about the CDBG program, including an explanation of eligible activities, program details and filing requirements.

The CDBG Program can fund a broad range of activities, including economic development projects, street, water supply, drainage, and sanitary sewer improvements; park acquisitions and improvements, demolition of unsafe structures; housing assistance programs; and neighborhood facilities and planning. The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.

Citizens and officials from villages and townships are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting on March 2, 2017 at 9:15 a.m. to provide their input on the County’s proposed CDBG Program. Citizens and officials from villages and townships are encouraged to attend this meeting on March 3, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. to provide their input on the County’s proposed CDBG Program.

By Order of the Ashland County Commissioners

By: Gail Crossen, Clerk

FY 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Application Materials

Do you have projects you would like to start or complete but lack funding? Does your township or village need new emergency warning sirens? How about a safe area for children to play?

We are pleased to invite localities within Ashland County to submit project requests for FY 2017 CDBG Formula funding. The CDBG funds may be utilized in a variety of ways to further federal and state goals of benefiting low-to-moderate income (LMI) persons or aid in the elimination of slums and blight. The FY17 funding cycle is from September 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

We must submit the FY17 CDBG application to the Ohio Department of Development by late June 2017. Public hearings will be held prior to that date to inform the public of the programs and to finalize projects. The first informational public hearing will be held on March 2, 2017 at 9:15am at the Ashland County Office Building in the Ashland County Commissioners Office at 110 Cottage Street, Ashland, Ohio. The second public hearing will be held in May 2017 to announce the projects proposed to the state for funding. A notice announcing the hearings will appear in the Ashland Times Gazette at least ten days prior to the public hearing date.

The application material (PDF) must be completed and submitted to the following address no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 10, 2017:

Ashland County Commissioners
110 Cottage Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Please submit one application per project requested with the supplemental information as detailed in the application instructions. Please be sure to also include pictures. If you have questions or require assistance in preparing your application packet, please contact Nikki Hiller in the Ashland County Commissioners Office at 419-282-4263.

Examples of How CDBG Funding is Used

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Old Nankin Tornado Siren


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New Nankin Tornado Siren


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Old Rowsburg Tornado Siren


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New Rowsburg Tornado Siren


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Dale-Roy sidewalk Project Before


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Dale-Roy sidewalk Project After


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Perrysville Street Paving Before


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Perrysville Street Paving After


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Polk WWTP Before


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Polk WWTP After


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Ashland County Commissioners
110 Cottage Street
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Tel: 419-282-4263
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