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HUD No. 00-289
Further Information: For Release
In the Washington, DC area: 202/708-0685 Wednesday
Or contact your local HUD office October 11, 2000

ROSS Grant Summaries
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HUD AWARDS $30 MILLION IN GRANTS TO AID PUBLIC HOUSING FAMILIES, ELDERLY AND DISABLED

WASHINGTON Ė U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew Cuomo today awarded more than $30 million in grants that will help families, the elderly and disabled in public housing be more self-sufficient.

Cuomo said that the grants will either help family members find jobs or provide support services to elderly and disabled residents.

"We all sometimes can use a helping hand," Cuomo said. "These grants will provide that helping hand to public housing residents who want to be independent and self-sufficient."

The grants are being awarded to either public housing authorities and resident organizations or non-profit organizations acting on behalf of residents by HUDís Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency -- or ROSS -- program.

Activities funded for families include: providing job and business development training; developing methods to link residents to jobs with specific employers in specified fields; creating credit unions; and providing support services such as child care, transportation, and family counseling.

For the elderly and persons with disabilities the funded activities include: providing personal assistance with daily activities; providing transportation to medical appointments, shopping, etc.; establishing health and wellness programs in the community; and implementing physical improvements to provide space for support services.

The 38 states receiving awards are: Alaska - $93,666; Arizona - $698,500; Arkansas - $354,250; California - $2,704,250; Colorado - $725,000; Connecticut - $150,000; Florida - $700,000; Georgia - $1,499,700; Illinois - $1,650,000; Indiana - $500,000; Iowa - $299,500; Kansas - $400,000; Kentucky - $574,109; Louisiana - $100,000; Maryland - $1,254,250; Massachusetts - $1,423,445; Minnesota - $500,000; Missouri - $350,000; Nebraska - $54,250; Nevada - $411,890; New Hampshire - $254,250; New Jersey - $1,303,155; New York - $2,306,000; North Carolina - $500,000; Ohio - $900,000; Oklahoma - $704,250; Oregon - $702,606; Pennsylvania - $1,800,000; Rhode Island - $750,000; South Carolina - $649,919; Tennessee - $650,000; Texas - $1,633,267; Utah - $150,000; Vermont - $54,250; Virginia - $820,799; Washington - $1,399,969; West Virginia - $190,000; Wisconsin - $800,000.

Complete project summaries of these grants are posted as an attachment to this release on the HUD website at pr00-289attch.pdf.

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