Posted on November 23, 2012
By JEN KOCHER
Dunn County Herald
O’brien’s Irish Pub in Halliday is the first business to take advantage of Dunn County’s Job Authority Department (JDA) livable community grant program. The JDA Board of Directors recognizes that having livable communities is an essential element for maintaining Dunn County as a desirable place to live, work and attract business.
With this in mind, the JDA has launched its livable community projects grants with the intent to ensure visible improvements within Dunn County to enhance the use of public space, encourage the occupancy and renovation of vacant and dilapidated buildings with in Dunn County, and improve the image and appearance of Main Streets and high traffic areas throughout Dunn County. Projects must accent a retail or professional business storefront. Applicants may apply for up to $1000 in matching funds towards the improvement and the application must be approved prior to the commencement of the project. Examples of allowable projects include bike racks, street banners horse shoe pits, boulevard trees, benches, flags, seasonal lighting, park improvements, flower pots, or fences to name a few.
This matching grant is available to schools, cities, churches, community groups, and groups may apply for up to $250 in matching funds towards the actual costs involved in the improvement of the project. Furthermore, the application must be approved prior to the commencement of the project and projects must be within Dunn County and be initiated by the current or future business owner. Ideally, an application should be made by the property owner. For more information, please contact JDA Director Carie Boster at: (701) 764-6092.