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Posted on: November 24, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Orange County Community Development Office awards more than $1 million in 2021 municipal grants

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Goshen, N.Y. – Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Community Development Director Nicole Andersen have announced that nine municipalities will receive a total of more than $1 million through the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). These awards will enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure and ADA accessibility improvements along with projects benefitting seniors.  

“The County continues to partner with municipalities to ensure they can access federal grant programs,” Neuhaus said. “Through our Office of Community Development, we pursue meaningful projects to better the lives of Orange County residents. Today’s Community Development Block Grants will help committed local leaders across the County improve roads, drainage and water systems, and ensure access to public facilities for everyone. With local budgets challenged by COVID-19, these funds will have an even greater impact.” 

Added Andersen: “I would like to thank the members of the CDBG Advisory Committee, our staff, and our partners in County Government for their thorough and thoughtful review of this year’s applications despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Community Development is proud to efficiently steward these federal dollars into the County supporting diverse projects in our municipalities that are now needed more than ever. From infrastructure upgrades to accessibility, these awards will help communities prepare for the future by building a strong foundation for residents and businesses.”

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program enables local governments to undertake a variety of projects intended to create suitable living environments and generate economic opportunities principally for people with low to moderate income. CDBG funds are allocated annually to Orange County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Orange County Office of Community Development. Since its inception in 1974, the CDBG program has improved the lives of millions of Americans by addressing the development needs of communities across the country. 

2021 Orange County Community Development Block Grant Awards

Town of Blooming Grove: ADA Compliant Senior Center Construction - $340,000

Town of Cornwall: ADA Sidewalk Improvements - $125,000

Town of Deerpark: Old Cahoonzie Road Paving - $125,000

Village of Highland Falls: Senior Center Improvements - $125,000

Village of Otisville: NYS Rt. 211 Watermain Replacement - $125,000

Village of South Blooming Grove: Prospect Rd. Drainage Improvements - $100,000

Town of Wallkill: Greenway Terrace Drainage and Pavement Improvements - $125,000

Town of Warwick: Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center - Adult Day Program - $25,000

Town of Woodbury: Senior Center ADA Doors and Library ADA Entrance and Parking - $125,000

For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or jrodriguez@orangecountygov.com.

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