Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus and Community Development Director Nicole Andersen have announced that nine municipalities will receive a total of more than $1 million through the 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). These awards will enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure and ADA accessibility improvements along with projects benefitting seniors.
For the Town of Warwick, $25,000 was awarded to Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center – Adult Day Program.
“The County continues to partner with municipalities to ensure they can access federal grant programs,” Neuhaus said. “Through our Office of Community Development, we pursue meaningful projects to better the lives of Orange County residents. With local budgets challenged by COVID-19, these funds will have an even greater impact.”
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 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. CDBG funds are allocated annually to Orange County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the Orange County Office of Community Development. Since its inception in 1974, the CDBG program has improved the lives of millions of Americans by addressing the development needs of communities across the country.