NEG program to resume temporarily

An additional funding boost has breathed new life into the National Emergency Grant.

Susan Bailey-Evans, director of Logan County Department of Job and Family Services, told Logan County Commissioners in a meeting Tuesday the local NEG program is set to receive $162,000 in additional funds from the state of Ohio and U.S. Department of Labor.

Logan County DJFS is among the county agencies tasked with staffing and administering the grant. Ms. Bailey-Evans said she expects this most recent allocation to extend the local program through the end of January. Receipt of the funds are pending, Ms. Bailey-Evans said, but the county has been notified that funds are en route from the proper bureaucratic channels.

In mid-October, NEG received about $100,000 to revive its program. That allocation lasted through Thanksgiving and work has been suspended since Nov. 29.

Thirteen workers have been making their way downstream along the Great Miami River from the spillway at Russells Point. Work has stretched past Indian Lake High School and is approaching DeGraff.

Logan County has been awarded about $1.3 million since the first of the year.