First Chance Center Earns Community Development Block Grant

Staff and consumers at First Chance Center learned Dec. 1 that the center will be receiving an upgrade in 2017. FCC is one of two applicants that was awarded a Community Development Block Grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The $500,000 grant will be used to renovate the existing restrooms for clients and staff, making ADA restrooms in the entire facility; improve entry ways in order to offer more security and safety elements for consumers. Part of the funds will also address the storm water draining around the facility and install new ADA ramps and sidewalks for safe access and egress. Thanks to all who submitted letters and comments for the two public hearings.