On Monday evening, the Hesston City Council voted to extend the Housing Grant Program in a unanimous vote.
Currently $6,000 remains of the original $25,000 investment. Council voted to invest an additional $10,000 into the fund.
The Housing Grant Program was established in March of 2011 investing $25,000 with a year-long opportunity to apply for the funds.
Applications for 19 grants have been processed and distributed.
In Dec. of 2012, the Council voted to extend the program through Dec. of 2013.
City Administrator John Carder encouraged the Council to be aware the incentive is
“First of all, let me qualify, $1,000 is a token. People are not going to move here because of the $1,000. One thing I think is extremely positive it is sends a message we want people to locate here and we are willing to put in money over the years,” he said.
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