Elk County is seeking $160,000 in state grant money for housing work.

At its meeting Monday morning, the Elk County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution seeking a grant from the Pennsylvania Housing and Rehabilitation Enhancement Grant Fund. The fund utilizes state Act 13 Marcellus Shale formation impact fee monies.

According to commissioners, the county intends to provide $30,000 in matching funds garnered under Pennsylvania Act 37 of 1992, the Optional Affordable Housing Funds Act, in attempt to increase the likelihood of the requested funds being granted.

If the county receives the grant, funds will be used “housing rehabilitation, accessibility modifications and slum and blight remediation,” according to the resolution.

The resolution was required as part of the grant application.

Commissioners also approved usage of a conference room in the courthouse annex for monthly meetings of the Rides for Veterans program.

Two contracts for county children and youth services were approved, one with LifeSpan Family Services of PA and another with A Second Chance Incorporated. The contracts are for as-needed services.

The resignation of Jerry Olson from the Elk Conservation Board was accepted, with regret.

Commissioners noted county offices will be closed today for election day and on Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

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