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For More Information:

William R. Steinhaus
Dutchess County Executive
(845) 486-2000

Elizabeth Doyle, Housing and Community Development Administrator
Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development
Telephone:  (845) 486-3600, FAX: (845) 486-3610,


For Immediate Release

July 29, 2002

County Awards Community Development Funds to Town of Poughkeepsie  

Poughkeepsie… County Executive William R. Steinhaus has approved contracts for the 2002 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) awards totaling $100,000 for two projects in the Town of Poughkeepsie. 

The two projects, both infrastructure improvements, include the purchase and installation of decorative lighting along Davis Avenue in the Arlington area, and the installation of a water line in the Market Street Industrial Park in the Wappingers Falls area of the Town. 

The awards were granted based upon priorities previously established in the County’s Consolidated Plan for the use of CDBG funds. The plan has been accepted and approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Dutchess County’s priority one is economic development and infrastructure. 

County Executive Steinhaus stated, ”Through a multi-million dollar annual appropriation from HUD, Dutchess County is able to fund necessary infrastructure improvements in our localities, allowing them to make necessary improvements at a lower cost to save our local real property taxpayers money, and helping to attract private investment. It is a terrific example of partnership that works for the benefit of our localities and our residents.” 

The CDBG funding is administered by the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and provides grant funds to municipalities and human service agencies to benefit low to moderate-income residents of Dutchess County.


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