OC taking applications for CIAP grant funds
The Orange County Health and Code Compliance Department is accepting applications for the next phase of the Coastal Impact Assistance Program. The CIAP grant is used to either tie-in onsite sewage facility properties to current wastewater treatment facilities, replace outdated facilities, or repair malfunctioning facilities. The funds will help restore or enhance water quality in the areas of the Adams and Cow Bayous which connect directly with the Neches River and Sabine Lake.
The grant award is titled the Orange County On-Site Sewage Facility Upgrades Program and the award is for $1,049,286.77. The county is accepting applications from homeowners who are interested in participating in the Septic Tie In Program. The deadline to accept applications is Feb. 28.
Completion of the two page appplication does not guarantee the person will receive assistance as funds are limited. Interested owners can obtain an application either from the Orange County web site “www.co.orange.tx.us” or directly from the Environmental Health Department located at 11475 FM 1442, Orange, Texas 77630. On the county’s web page, the information is listed under Public Notices and News. Phone calls to check the status of applications are not allowed. Everyone approved will be contacted.
This program was funded with qualified outer continental shelf oil and gas revenues by the Coastal Impact Assistance Programs, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services, U.S. Department of Interior.