Over $8 Million in Community Development Grants Awarded to Local Programs

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has administered over $8,162,455 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to support 17 community development and infrastructure projects across 12 counties.

As DHCD announced:

The program has always proved a versatile tool in supporting a wide variety of development goals. The Fiscal Year 2019 awards will assist diverse projects including: regional sewer system improvements in Allegany County; development of a Head Start and daycare facility in Cecilton (Cecil County); construction of a community center for senior citizens in St. Michaels (Talbot County), and; supporting the continuation of an afterschool program serving approximately 80 children in Hancock (Washington County).

The CDBG program is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and helps fund affordable housing, anti-poverty programs, infrastructure development, and other community development activities.

For more information read the DHCD news release and view the complete FY2019 CDBG Awards awards list.