ODSA

City seeks input for community development grant projects

cdbgPublic meeting to be held May 4

TIFFIN, OHIO – April 30, 2018 – The city of Tiffin will hold a public meeting Friday, May 4 at 9 a.m. at the SIEDC office for residents to discuss possible projects and submit ideas for inclusion in the Community Development Investment Strategy (CDIS) for the 2018-2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The city intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the CDBG Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the state. Tiffin is eligible for approximately $150,000 for Fiscal Years 2018-2019 CDBG funding, providing the city meets applicable program requirements.

The city invites members of the public to discuss community development ideas and possible projects to be included in the CDIS, a document that guides community development efforts for the city, in a visioning session at the SIEDC office, 19 W. Market Street, Tiffin, OH from 9:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Idea submission applications are available in print at the SIEDC office, the mayor’s office at 51 E. Market Street, and online at www.senecasuccess.com. Applications will also be available during the meeting.

About SIEDC
Started in 1983, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. (SIEDC) is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to driving positive economic, downtown, and community development in Tiffin and Seneca County, Ohio, which consistently ranks among the top communities nationally for economic development. Learn more about the great things going on in Tiffin and Seneca County at www.senecasuccess.com.

Food Export seminar Sept. 13

food-exportODSA and Food Export is hosting Food Export Helpline Counselor Dennis Lynch as keynote speaker at their seminar, “2016 Food Export Seminar: How to Successfully Enter Foreign Markets & China Outlook” on September 13. The program is structured so that the morning session is educational but after lunch, companies will have an opportunity to have one-on-one meetings with Dennis, Food Export staff, ODSA staff, SBDC Export Assistance Advisors and other partners.

Dennis Lynch works as a consultant for Food Export by helping companies through the Food Export Helpline. He is a wealth of information when it comes to exporting food. Find more information at https://www.foodexport.org/.

The event is in Columbus and there is a registration fee of $50 per person. Please register here by Sept. 8.