COG Announces Success in Massachusetts CDBG Grant Awards9/4/2012
COG is pleased to announce that six of its clients have received funding from the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development through the FY 2012 Community Development Fund program.
COG prepared applications for each of the six towns: Templeton and Hubbardston (joint application), Abington and Whitman (joint application), Wareham, and Webster, securing over $3.5 million of an available $28 million for these communities. In total, 46 communities state wide received grants. COG has written applications for these clients in the past, with the exception of Abington and Whitman.
The grants will cover activities such as housing rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, planning, and public social services. Following are the award details:
|TEMPLETON/HUBBARDSTON||$958,047||CDF-I||Housing rehabilitation (8 units – joint activity); Fisher Street (Templeton) roadway, sidewalk, water, and drainage; Community Development Needs Assessment Planning (Hubbardston)|
|ABINGTON/WHITMAN||$800,000||CDF-II||Housing rehabilitation (20 units – joint activity); social services (food pantry – joint activity)|
|WAREHAM||$900,000||Mini-Entitlement||Housing rehabilitation (5 units); Village streetscape design; social services (senior transportation, after school program, youth and adult tutoring, domestic violence prevention)|
|WEBSTER||$900,000||Mini-Entitlement||Negus Street roadway, sidewalks, and water main reconstruction; Master (Comprehensive) Plan Update|