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Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’ Brien has commenced the enhanced Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme. This scheme will provide financial support to affected homeowners in counties Donegal, Mayo, Limerick and Clare whose dwelling has been damaged by the use of defective concrete blocks in its construction. Grants of up to €420,000 are available for affected homeowners depending on the works required under the scheme.

You will find a link to the Minister’s Press Release regarding the DCB Scheme here.

Transitional arrangements for the transfer of applicants from the current scheme to the new scheme are in place. Existing applicants to the original scheme will also be able to benefit retrospectively from the enhancements being introduced under the new scheme.

Documents providing detailed information on the process, including guidelines to facilitate, promote and support a consistent approach to the operation and administration of the scheme are available below:

Homeowners are strongly advised and encouraged to read these ahead of making an application.

Applications under this scheme are to be made online here

It should be borne in mind that, in the early stages of this new scheme, Mayo County Council may well be taking a high volume of calls and queries. As a result homeowners’ continued patience and understanding in bearing with their local council as they manage this heightened workload would be very much appreciated as the new scheme opens for applications and where applications already in the system are transferred across to the new scheme.

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