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14 groups ask for block grant funding

January 25, 1999

  • Washington County Health System Inc., to partially pay for a $2.1 million renovation of a building at 29 N. Prospect St. where the group would open a clinical health care office with nine exam rooms and a lab. - $300,000


  • The Bethel Corp., to replace windows and patio doors at 94 apartments and do some landscaping at Bethel Garden Apartments at 365 Henry Ave. -$194,000


  • Washington County Community Housing Resource Board Inc., to fund The Hagerstown Home Store, which helps potential homeowners evaluate their finances. - $183,376


  • Habitat for Humanity, to purchase property and renovate houses for resale. - $50,000


  • Hagerstown Area Police Athletic League, to replace windows, a door, floor and ceiling tiles and to paint the exterior of the clubhouse at the Fairgrounds. The athletic league is for youths age 8 to 17. Between 120 and 150 youths participate annually. - $42,579


  • Girls Inc. of Washington County, to replace asbestos floor tiles and heat registers in multipurpose room at 626 Washington Ave. Maureen Groove, organization executive director, said the asbestos is not a health hazard right now because it is contained in the tiles and not loose in the air. The group has afternoon and evening programs for girls age 5 to 18 involving about 250 girls annually. - $39,085


  • Washington County Community Action Council Inc., to pay a portion of staff salaries for those who work with the group's emergency services program providing money to prevent evictions, termination of utilities, buy medicine, and stock their emergency food pantry at 101 Summit Ave. - $32,020 -
  • Second request, to pay a portion of salaries for housing counselors. - $19,158


  • Senior Living Alternatives Inc., to help pay for meals for 30 low-income senior citizens at 240 and 268 South Potomac St. - $26,000


  • Hagerstown Neighborhood Housing Services Inc., to partially pay for operating expenses at this agency, which has a loan program for first time home buyers and an emergency housing repair loan program. - $25,000


  • The Exchange Club/Parent Child Center Inc., to help fund classes in parenting, nurturing and child self esteem. The organization serves as many as 150 adults and 300 children from low-income families annually. - $25,000


  • Boys & Girls Club of Washington County Inc., to help pay for 75 kids age 6 to 12 to go to eight week summer camp at the club. - $22,068


  • Tele-Commuting Center, for computers and trainers for 14 N. Potomac St. facility. - $21,000


  • Food Resources Inc.,- for a food assistance program for low-income families to benefit 16,000 people. - $20,000


  • REACH Inc., to provide on site security guard services at their cold weather homeless shelter at 148 W. Franklin St. - $18,360


  • Easter Seal Society, to remodel a senior adult day care facility at Potomac Towers at 11 W. Baltimore St. which has 50 clients. - $10,000


  • Zion Baptist Church, to provide once a week meals to church members and residents of the Jonathan Street area serving about 50 people a year. - $8,000

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