Chase City and Mecklenburg County are two of 14 localities selected to receive Community Development Block Grants this week.  The grants were announced by Governor Ralph Northam and included the counties of Accomack, Alleghany, Grayson, Greensville, James City, Lee, Mecklenburg, Russell, and Wise, and the towns of Appomattox, Chase City, La Crosse, Parksley, and South Boston.   

Chase City’s grant in the amount of $1,374,406 will be used for the second phase of the Endly Street improvement program.  The $1,000,000 grant for Mecklenburg County will go to the Quail Hollow Road Housing Rehab Project.

“The Community Development Block Grant program continues to be a vital resource for funding projects that help build strong regional economies throughout Virginia and address the most pressing needs in our communities,” said Governor Northam. “The localities receiving these grant awards are making important investments in infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, and downtown revitalization that will enable them to deliver essential services to their citizens and attract new residents, businesses, and visitors.”

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives approximately $18.1 million annually for this grant program. CDBG grants are awarded through a competitive process. Most projects benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and many projects are targeted for the prevention or elimination of dilapidated structures and blighted conditions.

“These grants fund 14 different projects targeted to improve quality of life,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “CDBG is a flexible tool we utilize to help address blight, improve housing, provide facilities for a variety of needed services, and increase access to water and sewer in communities throughout the Commonwealth.”

2019 CDBG Competitive Grant Awards:

Other projects to receive the grants were Accomack County with $700,000 for the Gospel Temple/Adams Crossing Project; $1,400,000 for the Wrightsville Community Revitalization Project in Alleghany County; $700,000 in Appomattox for their Downtown Revitalization; $523,200 in Grayson County for the Eagle Bottom Housing Phase II; $1,353,241 for Greensville County’s Washington Park Phase VI; $1,397,044 for James City County’s Scattered Site Rehab; $1,000,000 for the Town of Lacrosse for their Pine Street Neighborhood Improvement Phase I; $1,000,000 in Lee County for their St. Charles Water Line Replacement Phase III, $630,000 will go to the Town of Parksley for their Downtown Revitalization Project; $700,000 will go to Russell County for the Belfast Waterline Extension Project Phase II Letter of Intent; in South Boston $700,000 will go for the Poplar Creek Homes Letter of Intent.  Wise County will receive $954,000 for the Banner Sewer Project