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|Crowville water one LaSTEP closer|
Without fanfare, the Franklin Parish Police Jury took steps last Tuesday night to see that 19 houses in the Crowville area get water.
The jury passes two resolutions, one to get money and another to set up who can spend that money, which will get water into homes through a little understood program.
Last December the Louisiana Community Block Grant Program (LCDBG) awarded a $79,890 LaSTEP grand to the jury. The program allows citizens to solve water and sewer problems using self-help techniques.
The funds will be used to construct new water lines and to connect with the current water distribution system. The end result will be water service for 19 homes which currently have no water service.
The jury's actions Tuesday allow Treasurer Sam Wiggins, Secretary Johnnie Westley and Superintendent Greg Humphries to sign for payments through the state grant funds.
"LaSTEP is a program unique in that members of the community commit to work together as a team to find a practical solution to community needs," said Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis. "The state is proud to be part of this important infrastructure improvement that will provide safe drinking water."
The LCDBG awards and administers federal financial assistance to units of general local government in federally-designated areas of the state in order to further develop communities and improve quality of life for its citizens.
The program is designed to provide decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low to moderate income in accordance with federal statutory requirements.