Water and Wastewater Projects in Va. Counties of Buchanan, Grayson, and Wise are Part of $8.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants Announced June 26, 2014

On June 26, 2014, Va. Gov. Terry McCauliffe’s office announced that just over $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2014 had been awarded to 13 Virginia localities for economic-development, water/sewer infrastructure, and neighborhood revitalization projects.

The water/sewer-related grants were the following:
$1 million for phase I of a sewer project for the communities of Osaka, Roda, and Stonega in Wise County;
$700,000 for Phase V of the Hurley Regional Water Project in Buchanan County;
$485,626 for phase II of the Exeter water-line replacement in the Town of Appalachia (Wise County); and
$259,755 for the Nuckolls Curve Water Project in Grayson County.

CDBG grants are federally funded, awarded competitively, administered in Virginia by the Department of Housing and Community Development, and designed to assist primarily low- and moderate-income communities.  More information about the program in Virginia is available online at http://www.dhcd.virginia.gov/index.php/business-va-assistance/blighted-structures/community-development-block-grant-cdbg/10-community-development-block-grant-cdbg.html.

Source: Governor McAuliffe announces more than $8.5 million in Community Development Block Grant funding, Virginia Governor’s Office News Release, 6/26/14

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