NORRISTOWN, Pa. — Montgomery County Commissioners announced that nineteen projects in the county will receive funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
The CDBG program provides annual, formula-based grants to states, cities, and counties to develop livable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunity, primarily for low- and middle-income people.
The grants represent $2,335,808, funding eight municipal improvement projects, seven utility projects, three housing renovation projects and fair housing compliance.
The Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development releases an RFP cycle in the first quarter of each year. In 2022, the county received requests totaling $3,651,684 in requests from municipalities, nonprofits, and utility organizations.
Projects were evaluated in terms of impact, completeness, feasibility, consistency of county and local planning, project readiness, and funding attributes. Projects have also received increased attention when it comes to addressing housing affordability and neighborhood revitalization impacting historically marginalized populations.
A maximum of 15% of the annual CDBG grant received by Montgomery County can be used for utilities. Montgomery County prioritizes public services that help homeless people, including agencies that meet the specific needs of veterans, transitioning youth, and victims of domestic violence or human trafficking.
The nineteen projects subsidized in 2022 are:
Borough of Bridgeport
Borough-wide street improvements: $200,000
Borough of East Greenville
Blaker Drive Street Improvements: $200,000
Family Promise of Mainline Emergency Shelter Operations for Households with Children: $30,000
Montgomery County Family Promise
Emergency shelter operations for households with children: $40,000
Genesis Housing Corporation Landlord Building Repair Program: $200,000
Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania Fair Housing Compliance & Training: $50,000
Indian Creek Foundation
Building renovations: $60,000
Borough of Jenkintown
Sidewalk Improvements – Sidewalk Ramps: $200,000
Laurel House emergency shelter operations for households fleeing domestic violence: $37,500
Renovation of Montgomery County Housing Authority Buildings: $200,000
North Hills Collective
Education and recreation program for young people: $25,000
Borough of Pottstown Storm Sewer Improvements: $200,000
Resources for Single Adult Human Development Emergency Shelter Operations: $72,000
Borough of Royersford
Church Street Improvements: $64,458
Norristown Salvation Army
Emergency shelter operations for households with children: $133,850
Salvation Army in Pottstown
Emergency shelter operations for households with children: $158,650
Willow Grove Avenue Blight Removal: $78,950
Borough of West Conshohocken Sidewalk Improvements – Curb Ramps: $185,400
Township of West Pottsgrove
Sanitary Sewer Improvements: $200,000
For more information about the Community Development Block Grant program and other funding opportunities from the Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development, visit: www.montcopa.org/415/Funding-Opportunities. If you have any questions about this program, contact Terrence McMullen at: (610) 278-3540 or [email protected].