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Poughkeepsie… Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro announced grants totaling nearly $1.2 million will be awarded through Dutchess County’s 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to fund an array of local projects throughout Dutchess County.
“This funding can make a big difference in the quality of life for any of our communities. We are very pleased to partner with our local municipalities to make these critical infrastructure improvements and handicapped accessibility projects possible,” said County Executive Molinaro “Many of these projects enhance the quality of life for residents by making our communities more inclusive and accessible, and we are happy to support those efforts.”
Dutchess County secured $1,189,571 in CDBG monies to assist municipalities with projects to benefit low-to-moderate income county residents. Projects slated to receive funding include:
Handicapped Accessibility Projects
Village of Pawling Mayor Robert Liffland said, “Handicapped accessible restroom facilities are an integral part of our Village Green and Veterans Memorial Park project. These projects invite people to come to Pawling, to open businesses, and to do their shopping. We are working hard on the economic development of this village and maintain a high quality of life for residents of the Village of Pawling. We are grateful to County Executive Molinaro and Dutchess County Government for their continued assistance and partnership making these projects a reality.”
Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Robert Rolison added, “The Community Development Block Grant program enables important projects that really make a difference in our residents’ lives to become a reality. The Dutchess County Legislature is proud to support these projects and improve our communities.”
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 funds to municipalities and human service agencies to benefit low-to-moderate income residents of Dutchess County.