DOD Announces New Programs

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JAMESTOWN – The department of development has brought forward two new programs to use American Rescue Plan Act monies to help homeowners and businesses.

Director of Development Crystal Surdyk tells us that one of the programs, the Roof, Sewer Lateral and Water Line Replacement Grant (RSLWLR) plans on providing financial assistance of up to 25,000 dollars to eligible homeowners for repairs.

“With the first program, the Roof, and Water Line, and Sewer Lateral Replacement Program, that is homeowner occupied,” explained Surdyk. “So the homeowner could apply, but the caveat is that they must live in the property.”

The other program, the Building and Property Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BPII) will provide finances of up to 200,000 dollars to businesses to provoke necessary improvements needed for properties,  

“The second one is a Building and Property Improvement Grant Program,” stated Surdyk. “This is for businesses, any local business in the city of Jamestown is eligible.”

These programs have already began accepting applications and will last until June 30th, where the Department of Development will go through the received applicants and select those eligible for financial assistance.

“They will be highly competitive,” explained Surdyk. “It is not a first come-first serve.”

For those that wish to learn more about the programs, or to apply, go to their website at or to contact the DOD office on the 4th floor of City Hall.


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