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Latest Community Development Block Grant Stories

2008-07-30 15:01:16

By Jaime North, The Daily Item, Sunbury, Pa. Jul. 30--LEWISBURG -- Several sewer projects are under way in Union County through Community Development Block Grant funding, including a review of Kelly Crossroad's sewage management plan, which may result in the need for an extensive sewer upgrade. The state Department of Environmental Protection is determining whether the Kelly Township village would benefit from improved on-lot sewage systems or should connect to the township's sewer...

2008-07-19 06:00:20

By Nancy Bowman Staff Writer MONROE TWP., Miami County -- County officials hope a grant will help pay for sanitary sewer improvements in the Hilltop Sudivision near the Miami-Montgomery County line. No opposition was aired last week during a public hearing on the county request for $410,766 from the Community Development Block Grant Water and Sanitary Sewer Program. Nikki Reese, county community development program manager, said the system scheduled for construction in 2009 would...

2008-07-06 15:00:14

By Anita Lee, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 6--GULFPORT -- Revamped long-term recovery groups and the East Biloxi Coordination Center are anticipating $15 million in federal workforce-housing money to rebuild housing Katrina demolished. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will administer the Community Development Block Grant money based on need, said Janet Smith, the foundation's vice president of operations. GCCF, the committees and the East Biloxi group formed the Coming Home...

2008-07-01 12:00:31

By The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 1--Fewer than 4,000 remain in lower three coastal counties FEMA announced today the number of occupied trailers provided by its agency is under 4,000 in coastal counties, down about 5,000 from January. As of June 27, the trailer inventory stood at 3,690, notably below the 9,137 units identified in January 2008. "The decreasing number of FEMA trailers is a good indicator of our overall recovery effort," Go. Haley Barbour said in a press release....

2008-07-01 03:00:20

By REED WILLIAMS; LAWRENCE LATANE III Charles City County will receive $1.4 million for a housing- improvement project in the Gilfield-Church Lane area, the governor said yesterday. The grant is a combination of $798,322 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds and $606,900 in state indoor-plumbing money. The funding is part of Gov. Timothy M. Kaine's announcement of more than $10 million in federal CDBG money that will be dispersed throughout Virginia. In addition to the...

2008-06-20 06:00:28

By Eric Hrin, The Daily Review, Towanda, Pa. Jun. 20--TROY -- Troy Borough Council recently discussed gas lease options for Alparon Park and other borough-owned property. During its last regular meeting, council met in executive session for about 20 minutes to discuss the matter. When asked for comment, Dan Close, borough manager, said council was just examining its options with its attorney. He said the borough hasn't received any offers from drilling companies. "No decision was...

2006-05-30 14:37:17

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department said on Tuesday it approved Louisiana's $4.6 billion home rebuilding program using Community Development Block Grant funds. The Road Home Program offers up to $150,000 to certain eligible homeowners whose primary residences were destroyed or severely damaged following hurricanes Katrina and Rita last year. The funding is part of $6.2 billion in CDBG assistance HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson allocated to...

2006-03-15 16:58:10

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted to approve a budget resolution amendment that seeks to restore $1.3 billion to the Community Development Block Grant program, but the funds would have to be offset by cuts elsewhere. The amendment, offered by Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Rick Santorum, passed the Senate by a 60-38 vote. It calls for the block grants, widely used by cities for redevelopment projects, to be restored to their fiscal 2004 level of...

2006-03-13 17:59:53

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A majority of U.S. senators oppose the Bush administration's request to cut nearly $1 billion from Community Development Block Grants this year, signing a letter to demand a $500 million increase. The letter, signed by 53 senators -- 38 Democrats and 15 Republicans -- was sent to the Senate Budget Committee's Republican chairman, Judd Gregg, and ranking Democrat, Kent Conrad, last week. Reuters obtained a copy on Monday. The signing senators...