Gov. Perdue Announces $14 Million in Grants to 26 Local Governments
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Gov. Perdue Announces $14 Million in Grants to 26 Local Governments

February 9, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that $14 million will be distributed to 26 local governments through the Community Development Block Grant Economic Recovery Program (CDBG ER). Each grant will help develop infrastructure, housing or special needs in the community.

“Improving infrastructure and housing in our neediest communities, while creating jobs is a win-win for all involved,” said Gov. Perdue. “I congratulate each of our communities that are participating in the CDBG program.”

Each project funded was required to meet national standards and to identify the creation and/or retention of jobs. The recommended projects are “bid-ready” meaning applicants receiving an award are ready to bid the project as soon as all funding conditions are released. In addition, highest priority was given to areas of the state with high unemployment.

Read below for a brief description of each grant:

Alamance County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to assist eighteen households with ten rehabilitations and eight emergency repairs as well as administrative costs.

Beaufort County – $500,000
The project entails clearing five dilapidated houses and reconstructing new ones on the same sites.

Town of Belhaven – $500,000
The town will use CDBG funds to clear four severely dilapidated dwellings and replace each one with new ones.

Caswell County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to assist eighteen households with ten rehabilitations and eight emergency repairs.

Chatham County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to rehabilitate nine units.

Edgecombe County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the clearance and reconstruction of four dwelling units.

Elizabeth City – $950,000
The city will use CDBG funds for a portion of this $1.8 million Pearl Street-North Road Infrastructure Project to replace pre-1920 water and sewer lines to increase water pressure and improve fire protection.

Gaston County – $400,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to provide comprehensive rehabilitation to eight owner occupied homes.

Granville County – $584,559.80
CDBG ER funds will be used for improvements and expansion of the Granville County Senior Center including replacement of the HVAC system, insulation improvements and elevator installation.

Jackson County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to perform clearance and reconstruction on five housing units.

Town of Lawndale – $527,800
CDBG ER funds will be used for the construction of sewer lines that will connect 28 housing units.

City of Lexington – $645,480
CDBG ER funds will be used to complete Phase III of the Erlanger Park plan (community shelter construction and landscaping) and to develop Green Needles Park (demolition of two buildings to create a neighborhood center with a community shelter, playground equipment, benches, and fencing to enclose the area for safety and security). Both projects are located in predominantly low-to-moderate income areas.

City of Lumberton – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the clearance of three severely dilapidated units, reconstruction of three units, rehabilitation of one unit and emergency repairs of fifteen units.

City of Marion – $606,970
CDBG ER funds will be used for storm drainage control and sidewalk improvements in an area greatly affected by severe flooding, erosion and drainage issues.

City of Mebane – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to provide rehabilitation assistance to seventeen homes, demolition/relocation of one home and demolition to six vacant dilapidated structures.

Moore County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to provide rehabilitation to eight housing units.

Nash County – $650,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the construction of the 3,360 square foot Drake Community Center, with municipal water and sewer extensions, to benefit 80% of the county’s low-to- moderate income citizens located in northeastern Nash County.

Town of Navassa – $725,000
This $2.201 million project will use CDBG funds to complete the financing for a Senior Center-Medical Clinic.

New Hanover County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the demolition/reconstruction of three houses and the rehabilitation of two houses incorporating LEED and green building principles, energy efficiency, water efficiency and resource conservation.

Town of Norwood – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the rehabilitation of twelve housing units.

Orange County – $500,000
CDBG funds will be used to rehabilitate eight deteriorated dwellings, demolish and replace one dwelling, and provide emergency repairs to low-income homeowners.

Pamlico County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to provide clearance, temporary relocation assistance and replacement housing assistance to four housing units.

Pender County – $500,000
CDBG ER funds will be used for the rehabilitation of one unit and the clearance and reconstruction of five houses.

Tabor City – $650,000
CDBG ER funds will help develop a recreation center.

Town of Troutman – $697,194
CDBG ER funds will be used for the installation of 2,900 linear feet of eight inch sewer mains, 11 manholes, construction of a pump station, 2,500 linear feet of force main and the connection of 21 housing units.

Yadkin County – $100,000
CDBG ER funds will be used to assist eight housing units with emergency repairs.

Contact:
Chris Mackey
919-733-5612

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