Limerick Sets Hearing On $188K Federal Economic Grant

Limerick Municipal Building

Limerick Municipal Building

LIMERICK PA – How Limerick Township chooses to put $188,000 to work will be the subject of a Tuesday (Aug. 20, 2013) public hearing to be conducted during the Board of Supervisors’ meeting in the municipal building on 646 W. Ridge Pike, The (Pottstown PA) Mercury reports.

The money is expected in the form of a community development block grant from the federal Department of Community and Economic Development. In years past, similar grants have paid for improvements such as weatherization projects for low- or mid-income housing, newspaper reporter Frank Otto wrote.

The amount Limerick anticipates receiving is significantly lower than that granted at the program’s peak about eight years ago, community development administrator Carl Royer told the newspaper. The highest amount received then was about $270,000 annually. Royer has overseen the grant process since 1993.