LOGAN – The Bear River Association of Governments was formed in 1971 and Roger Jones, who has served as executive director for most of that time, said BRAG provides a wide range of services to Cache, Rich and Box Elder counties. Jones said many people are not aware of the fact that BRAG provides a wide range of services to the tri-county area in planning, coordinating and administering sate and federal programs at the local level.
On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2013_06_20_328_11805_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Wednesday,</a> Jones said an example of the BRAG services is the training, support and assistance to caregivers of the elderly.
“If people are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, we can help occasionally with paying a month’s rent,” Jones said. “We support the food pantry with a little bit of funding each year. They provide lots of help and food for individuals who need that.
“In the housing area, we are the only regional housing authority, HUD funded housing authority in the state. There are probably 600-700 families a year that have a portion of their rent paid through that federally-funded program.”
Jones said before services can be provided the need and eligibility must be established. He said the BRAG building on Logan’s Main Street will celebrate its 100th anniversary this summer.