Loretto awarded half-million dollar grant

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By Stephen Lega

The City of Loretto has been approved for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant.

The grant request is for improvements to the Loretto Senior Center. The plan calls for improvements to the center including a small library, a wellness/fitness area, a learning center, a visiting physician exam area, a kitchen, a craft area, a recreational area and a storm shelter.

To receive the grant, the city has to advertise for bids within four months and award the contract within five months to receive the state grant.