Montco Receives $2.3 Million in Federal Community Development Grants
NORRISTOWN, PA — Local officials announced recently that Montgomery County has received more than $2.3 million in federal dollars to fund 19 different projects across the county.
Montgomery County Commissioners said grants totaling $2,335,808 were announced by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development through its Community Development Block Grant program.
The awards will fund eight municipal improvement projects, seven utility projects, three housing renovation projects and fair housing compliance in Montgomery County, which is the third largest county in Pennsylvania.
The federal grant program provides money to help counties develop “viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunity, primarily for low- and middle-income people,” says the Montgomery County government website.
The county says its Office of Housing and Community Development releases a round of requests for proposals during the first quarter of each year, and that in 2022, a total of $3,651,684 in requests from municipalities, organizations in not-for-profit and public service organizations were received.
The projects, the county said, were evaluated in terms of impact, completeness, feasibility, coherency with county and local planning, project readiness and funding attributes, and those that addressed housing affordability and the potential to impact historically marginalized populations were further considered.
Below are the 19 projects that will receive Community Development Block Grants in 2022: