Nine municipalities in Orange County will share in more than $1 million through the 2021 Community Development Block Grant.
These awards will enable communities to address local needs by pursuing a variety of infrastructure and ADA accessibility improvements along with projects benefitting seniors.
“The county continues to partner with municipalities to ensure they can access federal grant programs,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said. “Through our Office of Community Development, we pursue meaningful projects to better the lives of Orange County residents. Today’s Community Development Block Grants will help committed local leaders across the county improve roads, drainage and water systems, and ensure access to public facilities for everyone. With local budgets challenged by COVID-19, these funds will have an even greater impact.”
Added Community Development Director Nicole Andersen: “From infrastructure upgrades to accessibility, these awards will help communities prepare for the future by building a strong foundation for residents and businesses.”
The Community Development Block Grant 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. The funds are allocated annually to Orange County through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered by the Orange County Office of Community Development.