POUGHKEEPSIE – Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro announced more than $ 2.2 million to be awarded for 21 projects through Dutchess County’s 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment partnership programs. The funded projects will improve accessibility, address critical community needs, and expand affordable housing options throughout Dutchess County.
Molinaro said, “Dutchess County continues to invest in projects and programs that help to lift up our most vulnerable residents. Whether it is improving infrastructure to promote accessibility for residents and visitors of all abilities; expanding affordable housing options; or supporting programs that address critical community issues like homelessness and substance abuse to the county’s most vulnerable populations, our investment of CDBG and HOME funding will have positive impacts for generations to come. “
CDBG and HOME program funding is provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address locally identified community development and housing needs. CDBG funding supports community development projects and activities that benefit low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, populations, and communities; while the HOME Program supports the development of affordable housing.
$ 1.2 million in CDBG awards is dedicated to the following infrastructure projects:
City of Beacon – Verplanck Avenue Crosswalk Upgrade – $ 51,870
Improve pedestrian safety and accessibility with new crosswalks on Verplanck Avenue.
City of Beacon – Fishkill Avenue / Hanna Lane Sewer Main Replacement- $ 108,130
Sewer line replacement to meet pitch requirements, add sewer flow capacity and eliminate the risk of overflow, and promote economic and housing development.
Town of Clinton – Friends Park Improvement Project – $ 98,700
Installation of handicapped-accessible parking spaces, pathways and bathroom upgrades to eliminate barriers and improve accessibility for senior citizens.
Town of Dover – JH Ketcham Memorial Park Walking Track- $ 99,000
New quarter-mile porous asphalt accessible walking path to enhance recreation options and promote favorable health outcomes for residents.
Town of East Fishkill – Senior Center Sidewalk Renovation- $ 61,000
Construction of approximately 1,130 square feet of ADA sidewalk, removing barriers and promoting accessibility for seniors.
Town of Hyde Park – Dinsmore Park Playground Improvement Project – $ 100,000
Construction of an ADA compliant playground including ADA compliant swing, slides and climbing equipment.
Town of Pawling – Pawling Library Bathroom Installation – $ 200,000
Construct two new ADA compliant bathroom facilities, including new plumbing and electric, to promote accessibility for disabled residents.
Town of Poughkeepsie – Inclusive Playground at Sheafe Road Park – $ 95,000
Removal of deteriorated, non-ADA compliant play equipment and installation of a new inclusive play structure.
Town of Wappinger – Carnwath Farms Senior Center – $ 150,000
Construction of a new ADA compliant senior center, including electrical, HVAC replacement, accessible parking, walkways, and entrances for senior citizens.
Village of Millerton –Sidewalk Infrastructure Repair & Replacement – $ 150,000
Replacement of 600 linear feet of deteriorated sidewalks along NYS Route 44 (Main Street) with a new accessible sidewalk and crosswalk in front of Millerton Library to promote accessibility.
Village of Wappingers Falls – Bain Park Development – $ 100,000
Site preparation, assembly and installation of new ADA compliant playground recently purchased by the Village.
East Fishkill Supervisor Nicholas D’Alessandro said, “Making our community more accessible to all residents of all abilities is a priority in East Fishkill. We thank Dutchess County for this collaboration through the Community Development Block Grant program, a partnership which will provide greater access to all residents, including the many seniors who utilize our community center. ”
The full list of grant projects can be found here.
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