WOODSFIELD – The Monroe County Division of Job and Household Providers helps ship college students again to the classroom in new garments for the varsity yr with their “Again to College Clothes Program”.
Eligible households will be capable of buy extra clothes and footwear after this system receives a rise in funding this yr. This system provides clothes vouchers for earnings eligible households dwelling in Monroe County.
Jeanette Schwall, director of the Monroe County Division of Job and Household Providers, spoke about this system in the course of the Monroe County Board of County Commissioners assembly on Monday. He mentioned eligible households will obtain a $ 500 clothes voucher for Gabe together with a $ 200 shoe voucher that may be spent on the Shoe Division. Each shops are positioned on the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville.
Every eligible youngster within the family, ages Three-18, will obtain vouchers which can be legitimate for clothes, footwear, coats, underwear, socks, belts, backpacks, and lunch containers. Objects that may be bought within the Shoe Division embrace footwear, socks, and backpacks.
Schwall mentioned the acquisition dates have now been prolonged via Oct. 31 to permit extra time for households to make use of the coupons.
To qualify for the vouchers, the household have to be a county resident, have a minimum of one minor youngster residing within the residence who’s enrolled in kindergarten via grade 12, and meet earnings pointers. A desk of gross month-to-month earnings is accessible on the division’s web site.
Along with the clothes program, funds are additionally obtainable to eligible residents via the COVID Hardship Program. The county acquired $ 99,000 via the Prevention, Retention, and Contingency Plan to assist fund this system. Schwall mentioned there may be an utility for each clothes voucher packages and hardship packages. Households which can be eligible to obtain the clothes vouchers can even be eligible for the hardship program, he mentioned.
The quantity of funds every household will obtain shall be decided as soon as the division can calculate what number of households they want. Schwall mentioned they plan to separate the funds evenly amongst eligible households.
“Finally we are going to learn how a lot every household will get after which we are going to ship them a verify for no matter greenback quantity it’s.” she added.
Final yr, 276 households have been authorised to obtain vouchers via the Again to College Program.
“It doesn’t imply that it will likely be the identical this yr. … If there have been 300 eligible households, they’d obtain $ 330 per family ”. she mentioned.
Purposes for the packages could be discovered on the county’s DJFS web site at Monroecountyjfs.com.
In different issues, Mary Jo Westfall, an affiliate with the OSU Monroe County Extension Workplace, opened bids for strolling path enhancements. The estimated $ 125,654 venture is funded via the Group Growth Block Grant.
Just one supply was acquired for the venture: Rayland’s Shelly & Sands for $ 221,009. Westfall famous that the supply exceeds the estimated value by greater than 10%. He mentioned he’ll seek the advice of with the city of Woodsfield earlier than making his advice.