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Albemarle County Receives Community Improvement Grants for Housing Rehabilitation

Governor Bob McDonnell today announced an additional $3.9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for six projects in Virginia. The six community improvement projects are in addition to the $6.2 million of funding provided in June 2012.

“The Community Development Block Grant program is a multi-faceted program that has led to many successful projects across the Commonwealth,” said Governor McDonnell. “Programs like this improve our communities and raise the quality of life for Virginians.”

Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives up to $16.5 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 slums and blighting conditions.

During this year’s competitive cycle, 24 proposals were submitted by 25 localities, and nine projects received the initial funding. The Virginia Community Development Block Grant Program guideline specifies that funding which has not been obligated or which has been returned from closed projects or cost under-runs by December is to be committed to proposals which did not initially receive funding in that year.

“The Community Development Block Grant program has always been an important program in assisting communities across Virginia, whether with housing rehabilitation, downtown revitalization, post-natural disaster assistance and more,” said DHCD Director Bill Shelton.

2012 CDBG Community Improvement Grant Awards:

Locality Project Name CDBG Award
Albemarle County  Orchard Acres Housing Rehabilitation Project  $700,000
James City County Neighbors Drive and Richmond Road Neighborhood Improvement Project  $1,070,000
Pulaski County  Skyview Sewer Project  $575,405 
Town of Victoria  Town of Victoria Housing Rehabilitation Project  $480,902 
Town of Chase City  West Third Street Community Improvement Project Multi-Year Funding  $600,000
Bath County  Thomastown Community Improvement Multi-Year Funding  $500,000
  Total Recommended  $3,926,307


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