County awarded $600,000 in community grants

CHENANGO COUNTY – The state’s Office of Small Cities announced earlier this week that the county has been awarded two $300,000 “Community Development Block Grants.”

One grant will go toward creating a Chenango County Agribusiness and Commercial District Micro-enterprise Program.

The other will pay for well and septic upgrades for 26 low to moderate income, owner-occupied, housing units.

According to state and local officials, the micro-enterprise program, administered through the county and Commerce Chenango, will provide funding, training and technical assistance to new agricultural and commercial businesses.

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