NEW CITY, NY — County Executive Ed Day and Office of Community Development Director S. Ram Nagubandi today announced that the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $1.1 million in federal funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to local towns, villages and nonprofit groups.

“The CDBG program is a partnership with the federal government that allows Rockland County to undertake projects that otherwise would be impossible to fund in our current fiscal condition,” said County Executive Day. “This money improves the quality of life for our citizens and our neighborhoods by helping local companies grow jobs, expanding access to health and social services and providing affordable housing.”

CDBG funds totaled an estimated $1.1 million.  Local municipalities receiving grant awards include:

Town of Clarkstown                                                                     $60,000
Town of Haverstraw                                                                     $80,000
Town of Ramapo                                                                          $55,000
Town of Stony Point                                                                      $74,000
Village of Grandview-on-Hudson                                                   $38,000
Village of Haverstraw                                                                    $100,000 and $15,000
Village of Hillburn                                                                          $48,000
Village of Kaser                                                                            $100,000
Village of Suffern                                                                           $100,000
Village of West Haverstraw                                                           $80,000

Local nonprofits receiving grant awards include:

Village of Nyack Housing Authority                                                 $25,000
Dowling Gardens                                                                             $10,000
Rockland Jewish Family Service                                                      $20,000
Konbit Neg Lakay                                                                           $10,000
Literacy Volunteers of Rockland                                                       $10,000
Meals On Wheels of Rockland                                                         $10,000
New Beginnings Dignity Services, Inc.                                              $10,000
Spring Valley Housing Authority                                                       $10,000
Upper Room House of Worship                                                       $14,000
West Street Child Care Learning Center                                           $10,000
Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts and Culture, Inc.                              $8,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland                                                 $16,750
Center for Safety and Change                                                            $43,000   (from ESG Program)
Catholic Community Services                                                            $45,000   (from ESG Program)
HACSO                                                                                           $25,000   (from HOME Program)
Legal Aid Society of Rockland                                                          $36,500   (from CDBG Program)
                                                                          $30,000    (from HOME Program)
                                                                          $30,000    (from ESG Program)

Said Day, “These awards to the towns, villages and nonprofit groups clearly illustrate the value and importance of CDBG funding to local communities. It is critical that our Washington lawmakers keep up the fight to make sure our people continue to receive help with fulfilling basic needs, including safe housing and job creation.”

CDBG funding supports local community development needs, such as construction of affordable housing, infrastructure investment, and job creation. The CDBG program is administered nationally by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and locally by the Rockland County Office of Community Development.

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