The Montgomery County Commissioners today announced that nineteen projects in the county will receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The CDBG Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income people.
Today’s grant awards account for $2,335,808, funding eight municipal improvement projects, seven public service projects, three housing renovation projects, and fair housing compliance. Locally, the Borough of West Conshohocken will receive $185,400 toward sidewalk improvements such as curb ramps.
Projects were evaluated in terms of impact, completeness, feasibility, county and local planning consistency, project readiness, and funding attributes. Projects were also given heightened consideration when addressing housing affordability and neighborhood revitalization impacting historically marginalized populations.