Northam touts $13.4M in Community Development Block Grants

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Gov. Ralph Northam announced more than $13.4 million in Community Development Block Grants for the counties of Accomack, Alleghany, Grayson, Greensville, James City, Lee, Mecklenburg, Russell, and Wise, and the towns of Appomattox, Chase City, La Crosse, Parksley, and South Boston.

Northam made the announcement at a Friday event in Greensville, where he presented local officials with a check for one of the fourteen awarded projects.

“The Community Development Block Grant program continues to be a vital resource for funding projects that help build strong regional economies throughout Virginia and address the most pressing needs in our communities,” said Northam. “The localities receiving these grant awards are making important investments in infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, and downtown revitalization that will enable them to deliver essential services to their citizens and attract new residents, businesses, and visitors.”

Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives approximately $18.1 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 dilapidated structures and blighted conditions.

“These grants fund 14 different projects targeted to improve quality of life,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “CDBG is a flexible tool we utilize to help address blight, improve housing, provide facilities for a variety of needed services, and increase access to water and sewer in communities throughout the Commonwealth.”

2019 CDBG Competitive Grant Awards

LocalityProject NameAward
Accomack CountyGospel Temple/Adams Crossing CDBG Project$700,000
Alleghany CountyWrightsville Community Revitalization Project$1,400,000
Town of AppomattoxAppomattox Downtown Revitalization$700,000
Town of Chase CityEndly Street Phase II$1,374,406
Grayson CountyEagle Bottom Housing Phase II$523,200
Greensville CountyWashington Park Phase VI$1,353,241
James City CountyJames City County Scattered Site Rehab$1,000,000
Town of La CrossePine Street Neighborhood Improvement Phase I$1,397,044
Lee CountySt. Charles Water Line Replacement Phase III$1,000,000
Mecklenburg CountyQuail Hollow Road Housing Rehab Project$1,000,000
Town of ParksleyParksley Downtown Revitalization$700,000
Russell CountyBelfast Waterline Extension Project Phase II Letter of Intent$630,000
Town of South BostonPoplar Creek Homes Letter of Intent$700,000
Wise CountyBanner Sewer Project$954,000
TOTAL:$13,431,891

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