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Posted on: November 21, 2019

Orange County Community Development Office awards more than $1 million in 2020 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 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). These awards will enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure, ADA accessibility and community development projects. 

“The County continues to partner with municipalities to ensure they can access the most effective resources, including federal grant programs,” Neuhaus said. “Through our Office of Community Development, we develop these meaningful partnerships and pursue high-impact projects that will better the lives of Orange County residents. Today’s Community Development Block Grants will help committed local leaders across the County improve drainage and roads, sewer, water and fire hydrant systems, and ensure access to public facilities for everyone.”

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. The Office of Community Development is proud to efficiently steward these federal dollars into the County supporting diverse projects in our municipalities. 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.

2020 Orange County Community Development Block Grant Awards

Village of Maybrook: Sanitary Sewer Lining Installment, $85,000

Town of Monroe: Town Hall Entrance ADA Improvements, $85,000

Town of Newburgh: Roseton Hills Sewer District Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements, $195,000

Village of South Blooming Grove: Merriewold/Lake Shore Stormwater Improvements, $90,000

Town of Wallkill: Patio Road Drainage and Pavement Improvements, $85,000

Town of Warwick: Winslow Therapeutic Day Program for Adults with Disabilities, $25,000

Village of Warwick: ADA Walkway Construction in Stanley-Deming Park, $50,000

Town of Waywayanda: Robinn Meadows Water Treatment Facility Upgrades, $350,000

Village of Woodbury: Replacement of Fire Hydrants, $50,000

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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