The Town of Milford is applying for a construction grant funded by the Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) program, administered by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to replace deficient water meters. The intent of the project is in response to the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure its customers have quality and reliable meters for the Town to accurately bill its customers, and provide information for Water Loss Audits. The Town of Milford will hold its first public hearing on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 7:00 PM at the Milford Community Building to provide citizens an opportunity to provide their input on the federally assisted water meter replacement project.
The Town is eligible to apply for up to $1 million in CDBG-CV program funds, but will be seeking federal assistance for $251,440, with an estimated project cost of $350,000 to purchase new water meters and hire a contractor to install the new meters. If awarded, approximately 61.7% of the grant award, $155,138.48, will be used to benefit low-to-moderate income individuals on an area wide basis.
The Town of Milford is committing at least 30% of its allocated Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (ARPA) funds, $98,560, with OCRA matching the investment one to one for the implementation of the water meter replacement project.
Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities or with limited English proficiency can be requested at the contact information below. This project will result in the displacement of no individuals or businesses. Information concerning the proposed project may be obtained from:
Milford Town Clerk-Treasurer
Milford Town Hall (8 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday)