The Greene County Board of Commissioners received an update on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program on Monday during its first meeting of 2022.

Mike Barnette, project engineer with McDavid Associates, said seven properties were included in the acquisition portion of the grant program. Two have chosen not to participate and four acquisitions/demolitions have been completed.

An offer has been made on one other property and McDavid is awaiting a counter offer, Barnette said. Funding from the Division of Emergency Management for this property has been withdrawn.

An offer has been made for a property on Speights Bridge Road, Barnette said. McDavid is awaiting a response on additional funding for another property on the same road.

Other business

  • The commissioners approved a Community Services Block Grant. The grant is designed to help low-income individuals and families secure and retain meaningful employment, attain an adequate education, improve the use of available income, obtain adequate housing, obtain emergency assistance, including health and nutrition services, remove obstacles which block the achievement of self-sufficiency and achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community.

The grant will serve 150 total clients between July 1 and June 30.

The board’s next meeting in on Jan. 18 at 7 p.m.

Contact Ariyanna Smith at asmith@apgenc.com and (252)-653-2368.