JEFFERSON CITY — Cole County Residential Services, Inc. received a $386,663 grant from the Central Bank on Tuesday to improve a local facility.
The Lewella Estes Apartment Complex, located east of Jefferson City, provides housing for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Grant funding will be used for additional handicap parking, new HVAC air units, new ADA-compliant stoves, and modifications for roll-in showers.
“These improvements are much needed as the populations we serve continue to grow,” said Nate Suttenfield, associate executive director of Cole County Residential Services, Inc. “We appreciate the support of the Central Bank and all agencies involved in achieving this Our residents are so excited about the improvements that will begin immediately.
The grant was available through the Federal Affordable Housing Program facilitated by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines, according to a news release.
“We are a community bank, and this type of partnership is a great example of how we can help improve our community,” said Ken Theroff, chairman of the Central Bank. “We are honored to be able to support and help improve the great work of Cole County Residential Services, Inc..”