The Centre County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the opening of the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.
The Centre County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce the opening of the Federal Fiscal Year 2015 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This program utilizes Federal Funds (HUD) coming through the PA Dept. of Community and Economic Development to fund various projects or activities that benefit low to moderate income citizens throughout Centre County.
For 2015, Centre County estimates that it will receive approximately $290,000 in CDBG Funds. These funds can then be used to address eligible activities of local concern. Eligible activities include broad areas of housing, community infrastructure, economic development, and public services. Activities that have been previously funded include:
- Public works projects such as local storm-water, drinking water or sewer system repairs or extensions.
- Streetscape enhancement like property acquisition for historic restoration, preservation and conservation of open spaces, and/or recreation and development.
- Public services such as health care, job training, public safety and homeless prevention.
Eligible organizations include local municipal governments and authorities, non-profits, and public service agencies. All projects identified must meet one of three National Objectives: Provide direct benefit to low and moderate income citizens; Eliminate slums and blight; Address immediate threats to public safety.
It is expected that Centre County’s 2015 CDBG application will be submitted in May of 2015. The County Commissioners are currently accepting program comments and local requests for the use of CDBG funds from interested County organizations. These comments should be directed to: Matt Milliron, Centre County Planning and Community Development Office, 420 Holmes Street, Bellefonte. PA 16823. 814-355-6791
We encourage you to contact the Planning Office with any questions on the CDBG Program. The staff can provide insight into the application process and more importantly, assist local organizations in developing their project requests in detail. We are excited about the benefits that this highly popular program yields throughout Centre County, and look forward to hearing from your organization.