WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown announced on Wednesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Community Development Initiative has awarded $159,463 to the Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA), a Columbus-based membership association that supports housing and development organizations across the state.
OCDCA will use these funds to provide technical assistance to 37 rural nonprofit community-based housing and development organizations statewide, including Home Is The (H.I.T.) Foundation in Eaton.
“Ohio’s rural communities will benefit greatly from this investment and from the community development efforts guided by the Ohio CDC Association,” said Brown. “These federal funds will support the Ohio CDC Association’s critical work to help local organizations implement successful programs in their communities – building strong neighborhoods and enhancing residents’ opportunities.”
“The Ohio CDC Association is excited to receive this support from USDA Rural Development to provide assistance to 37 rural nonprofit community-based development organizations to improve their capacity to serve the needs of rural Ohioans in affordable housing, community facilities, and community and economic development,” said Nate Coffman, executive director of the Ohio CDC Association. “By focusing on attracting alternative funding sources, professional development, and placement of rural-focused AmeriCorps VISTA members we look forward to assisting dozens of rural community developers across the state serve their communities.”