DYER | Federal money set to come to Dyer this year might be able to help fund the low-income bus service provided to some residents.
Community Block Grant Development money was used in 2008 to help fund the bus service for Dyer residents, Clerk-Treasurer Pat Hawrot told the Town Council.
South Lake County Community Services, which provides bus service for Dyer students, seniors and others who qualify, asked the town to make a financial contribution of $3,000 to help it cover increased costs.
Last month, the Town Council approved an immediate donation of $1,000 with an eye toward possibly re-evaluating its finances later this year.
Hawrot said there is some precedent for using CDBG money to fund bus service, given an earlier council’s actions in 2008.
CDBG money comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and is dispersed by the county. Dyer is eligible for $75,000 in CDBG money this year.