Community Development Digest

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Grassroots Groups Can Apply for Community Development Grants

The fund provides seed grants to new projects, and general or project support to small organizations (with a total organizational budget of $150,000 or less).

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State and Local Briefs

Maryland: The city of Cambridge is using state CDBG funding to make $800,000 of $1.2 million in streetscape improvements that include installation of sidewalks, gutters, curbs, road paving, street lights and storm drains. The city provided more than $59,205 for project planning and $86,716 in matchi...

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(CDBG) State and Local Briefs

Pennsylvania: Lycoming County (PA) officials say they have received a 19% cut in Community Development Block Grant funding in FY 2011, but the cut did not change projects it had approved earlier in the year in anticipation of a 20% reduction. The county receives $295,000 and the funding will be used...

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(FUNDING) HUD Offers $2.3 Million in Historically Black Colleges & Universities Grants

Historically black colleges and universities can begin applying for shares of $2.3 million in HUD funding to address low- and moderate-income housing and other community development needs near their campuses. HUD's Dec. 28 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) sets a Feb. 24, 2011 application deadl...

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(AWARDS) HUD Issues $7.4 million to 10 Historically Black Colleges

Ten historically black colleges and universities can begin spending shares of $7.4 million to make improvements to their institutions and nearby neighborhoods. The fiscal year 2010 money arrives through HUD's Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HCBU) program. Secy. Shaun Donovan made th...

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(AWARDS) SC Communities Get Water, Sewer System Upgrades Using CDBG Money

South Carolina communities receive $14.5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funding through the state Commerce Department, the money financing water and sewer infrastructure expected to help hundreds of households. Thirty-four communities statewide receive the money, with 78% of t...

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(HUD) Disaster Housing Extension Granted for Ike, Gustav Victims

HUD announces an extension to the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP), which gives families displaced by hurricanes Ike and Gustav five additional months to transition to long-term housing. About 9,200 families currently participating in the program have through Oct. 31 to transition out of ...

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(CONGRESS) Energy & Water Bill Provides Funds for New Regional Commissions

The fiscal year 2010 Energy & Water budget signed by President Obama this week contains reduced funding for two new regional authorities. Leading regional development groups -- the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and the Delta Regional Commission -- receive funding of $76 million and $13 ...

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South Carolina Seeks $6 million in CDBG-R Funds for 12 Communities

Twelve communities in South Carolina are set to receive shares of nearly $6 million in Community Development Block Grant funds from the February stimulus package, pending HUD approval. South Carolina's Dept. of Commerce made the announcement June 22, adding that the funding is expected to create mo...

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(NEIGHBORHOOD STABILIZATION) SC County Spending NSP-1 Money on Demolition, Redevelopment

In Greenville County, SC, $2.2 million in Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) money is going toward demolitions on 28 substandard and blighted homes and properties, with a combination of housing redevelopment of both rental and home-owned properties, as well as land-banking of a combined 67 hou...

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