Perth-Huron Planning Council Waits For Grant Until 2017

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Huron County council has agreed to roll a $30,000 grant for a project of the Perth-Huron Social Research and Planning Council into 2017.  It’s to provide time for one of the conditions of the grant to be addressed.

Erica Clark, co-chair of the Perth-Huron Social Research and Planning Council, says back in the spring, Huron County pledged $30,000 for a project called “My Perth-Huron.” But one of the conditions of the grant was that Perth County’s Social Services Committee — which includes Perth County, Stratford and St. Marys — match the Huron County grant.

Clark points out the Social Services Committee already provides $25,000 to the project every year, so the question is whether they are required to throw in another $30,000 a year to match the Huron County grant.

Clark says they won’t know until early next year, so they asked Huron County council to move the offer of $30,000 into 2017, and council agreed to do that.