For Immediate Release: June 26, 2014
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas Email: rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov Department of Housing and Community Development: Amanda Pearson, DHCD Phone: (804) 371-7006 Email: amanda.pearson@dhcd.virginia.gov Website: www.dhcd.virginia.gov

Governor McAuliffe announces more than $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funding

~Projects include housing rehabilitation, downtown revitalization and water and sewer service~

 

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 13 projects in Virginia.

“The Community Development Block Grant program is a long-standing program that provides necessary resources to our localities to improve their communities,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “From sewer projects to downtown revitalization and housing rehabilitation, these projects are improving the lives of Virginians across the Commonwealth.”

Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives approximately $17 million annually for this grant program. CDBG grants are awarded through a competitive process. Most projects benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and many projects are targeted for the prevention or elimination of slums and blighting conditions.

Five of the projects are noted as multi-year funding projects. Multi-year funding projects are those that will receive a contract allocating a portion of the funds this year, and after achieving specific performance targets, the project will then be eligible for additional funding. One additional project is receiving a letter of intent, indication the project is worthy of funding but lacks key components necessary for the project to be immediately implemented. This allows the locality to address the missing key component by spring 2015.

“This competitive program allows Virginia to address major community issues and utilize available resources to make our communities great places to live, work and do business,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones.

2014 CDBG Competitive Grant Awards:

Locality

Project Name

CDBG Award

City of Martinsville

Northside Comprehensive Community Development

$   934,904

Town of South Hill

West Main Street Project, Phase II
Multi-Year Funding

$   600,000

Wise County

Roda, Osaka and Stonega Sewer, Phase I

$   1,000,000

Buchanan County

Hurley Regional Water Project, Phase V
Letter of Intent

$  700,000

Town of Appalachia

Exeter Water Line Replacement, Phase II

$   485,626

Grayson County

Nuckolls Curve Water Project

$   259,755

Town of Crewe

Lipscomb and Stratton Streets Neighborhood Revitalization Project
Multi-Year Funding

$   700,000

 

Town of Clifton Forge

Lower Roxbury Neighborhood Revitalization
Multi-Year Funding

$   600,000

Mecklenburg County

Lambert Road Housing Rehabilitation
Multi-Year Funding

$   500,000

Town of Colonial Beach

Colonial Beach Downtown Revitalization

$   747,000

Greensville County

Washington Park Community Development, Phase V
Multi-Year Funding

$   500,000

Town of Troutdale

Troutdale Housing Rehabilitation Project

$   688,430

Town of Cleveland

Cleveland Town-wide Revitalization Project

$   799,880

 

Total Recommended

$   8,515,595

 

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