County Program Provides $1.2M For Local Community Improvements

Jul 13, 2012

Officials have announced grants totaling nearly $1.2 million will be awarded through Dutchess County’s 2012 Community Development Block Grant Program to fund an array of local projects county-wide. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas has more...

Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the county nearly 1-point-2 million dollars under the Community Development Block Grant Program.

The money will fund several projects, including more than 142-thousand dollars for various infrastructure improvement projects in the City of Beacon's Capital Plan including road reconstruction, sidewalks improvement and drainage projects.

The Village of Tivoli will get $100,000 to replace sidewalks in five key locations
The Villages of Pawling and Fishkill along with the towns of Wappinger, Pleasant Valley and Rhinebeck each will receive $100-thousand dollars for Handicapped Accessibility Projects.

Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison says “The Community Development Block Grant program enables important projects that really make a difference in residents’ lives to become a reality.” CDBG funding is administered by the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development.