federal community development block grants

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.

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.

Gov. Patrick Announces $31M In Development Grants

Jul 26, 2013

Thirty-eight cities and towns across Massachusetts are set to receive $31 million in federal Community Development Block Grants.  

Gov. Deval Patrick says the money will help pay for housing rehabilitation, public service projects and local infrastructure.

Patrick planned to officially announce the grants Friday in West Springfield, where $900,000 will be used for housing, social service programs and upgrades to neighborhood sidewalks.