(WWLP) — Forty-six Massachusetts cities and towns will receive a share of $26.8 million in federal block grant money to improve housing in infrastructure,
Governor Deval Patrick announced Tuesday.
“These grants are critical investments to help communities fix-up homes and roadways, and provide much-needed local services for residents while putting people to work,” Patrick said during the announcement in Dennis.
The money comes from the
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which Patrick says is the state’s largest resource for neighborhood revitalization projects.
Under the grant announcement, several area communities will receive money for planned improvements. They are:
Amherst- $900,000 will go to improvements at the Amherst Community Childcare Center, the Main Street barrier removal project, a first-time homebuyer program, an affordable housing and rehabilitation planning study, and social services.
Athol- $897,689 will go to the rehabilitation of nine housing units, and improvement to the Tremont Street roadway, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer.
Granby- $889,889 will be shared among the three communities. Money will go to rehabilitation of 17 housing units, sidewalk improvements for the Belchertown Housing Authority, roadway, drainage, and parking improvements for the Granby Housing Authority, and sidewalk improvements for the Hadley Housing Authority.
Gill- $1,100,000 will be shared among the four communities to rehabilitate 17 units of housing, and provide social services.
Greenfield- $900,000 will go to rehabilitation of eight units of housing, sidewalk reconstruction in the Hillside neighborhood, a sustainable master plan, and social services.
Hardwick- $774,370 will go to the High Street/Taylor Street sewer and water line replacement project, the Prospect Street/Broad Street replacement sewer design, and senior center planning.
Montague- $865,509 will go to rehabilitation of four units of housing, and the second phase of improvements for Unity Park.
North Adams- $900,000 will go to public facilities improvements to create a youth center in the former armory, accessibility improvements for Noel Field, a community comprehensive plan, strategic demolition, and social services.
Orange- $700,000 will go to roadway, sidewalk, drainage, and sewer improvements on Hayden Street.
Palmer- $837,335 will go to rehabilitation of eight housing units, water main booster pump improvements on Griffen, Stewart, Crest, and Hill Streets, and social services.
Buckland- $910,451 will be shared among the two communities for improvements to the Highland Village (Shelburne) driveway, sidewalk, and parking, improvements to the roadway, sidewalk, drainage, water and sewer on Sears Street (Buckland), and social services.
Ware- $792,385 will go to roadway, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer improvements on School Street, engineering and design of High Street, distressed property assessment and re-use planning, and social services.
West Springfield- $900,000 will go to rehabilitation of 13 housing units, code enforcement, sidewalk improvements in the Memorial neighborhood, and social services.
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