Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus announced this week that eight municipalities have been approved for a total of more than $2 million through the 2022 Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
These awards will enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure, ADA accessibility and community development projects.
The Community Development Block Grant 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.
The 2022 Community Development Block Grant awards also include:
Village of Chester: Infiltration and inflow improvements to sanitary sewer mains, $375,000
Town of Chester: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center ADA parking, sidewalk and accessibility improvements, $125,000.
The 2022 projects are highlighted by an $800,000 award to the City of Middletown to rehabilitate the O&W train station building. The multi-phased project involves the rehabilitation of the three-story building into programming space for Agri-Business Child Development as well as other uses. Phase 2 of the project will use the HOME funds to develop eight workforce housing units.