Community Development Block Grant

City of Pittsfield

Pittsfield is going back to the drawing board to prepare its Community Development Block Grant plan for the next fiscal year. 

WAMC

     A program to restore the older housing stock in western Massachusetts through a series of neighborhood rebuilding projects is marking its 25th year this month.

Poughkeepsie Mayor Says CDBG Cuts Would Hurt His City

Apr 23, 2017
Courtesy of Rob Rolison

Many local elected officials are concerned about a variety of proposed cuts in President Trump’s Fiscal Year 2018 federal budget. And one worry is over the potential axing of the Community Development Block Grant program.

Holyoke Mayor's Office

   Mayors and local officials in Massachusetts Wednesday showed their support for the federal Community Development Block Grant program that has been proposed for elimination by President Trump.   A series of speakers, a slide show, and photo displays highlighted how CDBG money has been spent in Holyoke.

  A western Massachusetts city has undertaken several initiatives to revitalize its downtown, from improving public safety to attracting new housing.

Dutchess Communities To Receive CDBGs

Apr 29, 2016
Courtesy of Town of LaGrange Parks & Recreation

Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro Thursday announced preliminary grant awards totaling $924,000 to 10 projects. The grants are through the county’s Community Development Block Grant Program.

Westchester Receives CDBG Funds

Jan 27, 2016

Two congressional representatives and Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday announced that more than $4.3 million in federal grants have been awarded to 10 local governments in Westchester County.

As the dispute concerning a 2009 affordable housing settlement in Westchester County continues, a Congresswoman and the governor have come up with a plan to allot federal money to local communities. 

Democratic Congresswoman Nita Lowey, ranking member of the House Appropriations Committee, represents part of Westchester.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal recently joined local officials in Housatonic Village, part of Great Barrington, to announce statewide community improvement funding.

Rep. Richard Neal
Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal joined local officials in Housatonic Village Friday afternoon to announce statewide community improvement funding.

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The city of Rutland, Vermont, is getting a $1.25 million grant to help blighted properties and create home ownership opportunities.

Officials in Springfield, Massachusetts have produced a plan for spending millions of dollars in federal disaster recovery funds.  It is the latest step in a long road to recovery from the June 1st,2011 tornado.

   Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno outlined at a city hall news conference Wednesday what he called an action plan for spending more than $13 million to build new housing, repair streets and sidewalks, remove blight, construct a new school and refurbish a park in neighborhoods devastated by the worst tornado Massachusetts has experienced in a half-century.

Three Vermont towns will get a total of $1.8 million from a federal grant to help replace municipal buildings made unusable by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.