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West Orange Times & Observer Monday, Jul. 29, 2019 6 months ago

Oakland approved for $600,000 grant

The funds will go toward community improvements in the town.
by: Amy Quesinberry Community Editor

The town of Oakland has received numerous grants in the past, and the municipality has done it again.

The town applied for and was approved for a $600,000 grant through the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant program. The Neighborhood Revitalization Grant will help pay for the installation of new gravity sewer lines and service pipes and for septic tank abandonment for low-income residents living in incorporated areas of the town.

Oakland officials said the program will benefit more than 40 occupied homes, many of them of low to moderate income.

The program is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity. It helps communities fund housing rehabilitation and improvements to its infrastructure. A number of Oakland homes have been renovated or rebuilt with CDBG grant monies through the years.

Amy Quesinberry is the community editor of the West Orange Times & Observer and the Windermere Observer. She was born and raised in Winter Garden, grew up reading the community newspaper and has been employed there as a writer, photographer and editor since 1990....

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