HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin today announced that $6.5 million in Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds have been approved for Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene cleanup and redevelopment projects in 14 municipalities in Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Snyder, and Wyoming counties.
"The ability to rebuild and overcome a natural disaster helps to stabilize the impacts felt by the residents of that community," Davin said. "The funds approved illustrate a critical partnership at every level to support these recovery actions, and help bring some peace of mind to those affected."
The CDBG-DR program is federally funded and provides funding for federally designated disaster areas impacted by Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Irene including housing rehabilitation, homebuyer assistance, housing development and other housing-related activities, infrastructure improvements, economic development and planning, and technical assistance activities.
The following municipalities were recently awarded funding through the CDBG-DR program:
- $500,000 to be used in Athens Township, Bradford County
- $4,025,000 to be used in Fishing Creek Township, Catawissa Borough, Hemlock Township, Montour Township, Sugarloaf Township, Stillwater Borough, Benton Township, Scott Township, and Bloomsburg, Columbia County.
- $1 million to be used in Loyalsock Township and Muncy Borough, Lycoming County.
- $500,000 to be used in Selinsgrove Borough, Snyder County.
- $500,000 to be used in Nicholson Township, Wyoming County.
For more information about the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery program and other DCED initiatives, visit www.newpa.com.
Dan Carrigan, 717-783-1132
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development