GOSHEN – Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus announced that eight communities have totaled more than US $ 2 million through the 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, funded by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development -Dollars received. These awards will enable communities to meet local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure, ADA accessibility and community development projects, he said.
“The county continues to work with communities to ensure they have access to the most effective resources, including federal grant programs,” Neuhaus said. “Through our Office of Community Development, we develop these meaningful partnerships and pursue impactful projects that will improve the lives of Orange County’s residents. Today’s community development block grants will help dedicated local leaders across the county improve drainage and roads, sewer and water systems, and ensure access to public facilities for all. “
The largest grant, $ 800,000, is earmarked for the city of Middletown to refurbish the O&W station building. The multi-phase project includes the complete renovation of the three-story building into a programming room for the development of children in agriculture as well as for other uses. Phase two of the project will use the HOME funds to develop eight workforce housing units.
Other proposed grants in the 2022 Annual Housing and Community Development Action Plan to HUD for public comment and approval by the Orange County Legislature include:
2022 Orange County Community Development Block Grant Awards
Chester village: Infiltration and inflow improvements to sanitary sewer lines, $ 375,000
Walden village: Smoke testing and plumbing duct lining, $ 125,000
Monroe village: Forshee Street and Kalvin Terrace Aqueduct Exchange, $ 375,000
City of Chester: Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center ADA Parking, Sidewalk, and Accessibility Improvement, $ 125,000
Warwick Village: South Street ADA Sidewalks, $ 108,570
City of Warwick: Winslow Therapeutic Equestrian Program for Adults with Disabilities, $ 25,000
City of Monroe: Senior Center Improvements, $ 125,000
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