Federal Grants Awarded to Rockland Municipalities, Community Organizations


Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Human Rights Penny Jennings announced that more than $2.38 million in federal grants have been awarded to more than 30 municipalities, not-for-profit groups and community organizations.

“These grants will improve our roads, strengthen our neighborhoods and help our youngest and oldest residents,” Day said. “All areas of Rockland will benefit.”

The grants are awarded through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant programs. Both programs are administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The county hopes to work with recipients going forward to maximize the impact of the grants they receive.

The following Community Development Block grants were awarded:

Public facilities and improvements

·        Town of Haverstraw, Bowline Point Park playground, $75,000

·        Town of Ramapo, Ida Road improvements, $138,850

·        Village of Haverstraw, Comprehensive sidewalk replacement program, $150,000

·        Village of Haverstraw, Signage improvement partnership project, $15,000

·        Village of Kaser,  Rita Avenue culvert improvement, $100,000

·        Village of Kaser, Community park, $80,096

·        Village of Nyack, Midland Avenue sidewalks, $32,500

·        Village of Spring Valley, Street improvements, $100,000

·        Village of Suffern, Wayne Avenue sidewalk project, $110,000

·        Village of West Haverstraw,  Improvements for safer streets Phase II, $100,000

Public service activities:

·        Village of Sloatsburg, Children’s Scholarship program, $13,000

·        Center For Safety & Change, Aftercare program, $25,000

·        Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc.,  African dance, music, culture program, $8,000

·        Community Outreach Center, Workplace readiness program, $12,000

·        Haitian American Cultural & Social Organization (HACSO), First time home buying, housing advocacy, and financial education program, $20,000

·        Jawonio, Commercial cleaner training, $23,500

·        Jeevan Jyoti, Inc.,  Education and support of senior citizens, $10,000

·        Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Landlord/Tenant advocacy, $36,500

·        Legal Services of the Hudson Valley,  Rockland elder program, $25,000

·        Literacy Solutions,  Web-based tutor support program provides training to volunteers who provide adult literacy services, $12,500

·        M.A.D.E. Transitional Services,  Project Fresh Start, $16,500

·        Meals On Wheels,  Homebound meal delivery wait list relief program, $25,00

·        Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center,  After school program, $25,000

·        Nyack Center,  Youth enrichment resource program, $12,000

·        Rockland Jewish Family Service,  Senior support network, $20,000

·        Spring Valley Housing Authority,  Neighborhood stabilization program, $10,000

·        Together Our Unity Can Heal (TOUCH), Eating well nutrition program, $20,000

·        Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WedC),  Small business training program, $20,872

·        West Street Child Care Learning Center Summer,  enrichment program, $10,000

Emergency Solutions Grants:

·         Legal Aid Society of Rockland County,  $30,000

·        Center For Safety & Change,  $90,000

·        Catholic Charities Community Services, $50,777

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