|Avedisian announces annual CDBG allocations|
Mayor Scott Avedisian announced today the distribution of $929,007 in Community Development Block Grant funds to benefit more than a dozen non-profit agencies and a local neighborhood group. The funds will be awarded for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Public service grant awards are as follows: $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Warwick for their Oakland Beach branch operations and $25,000 for gym dividers; $4,000 to City Year Providence for the Kent County Young Heroes program; $15,000 to Comprehensive Community Action for its senior dental program; $14,000 to Cornerstone Adult Services for activities for individuals with Alzheimer’s and $28,331 for center improvements; $2,8000 to Day One for its Children’s Advocacy program; $12,200 to the EBC House for their victim safety and self sufficiency program; and $19,600 to the House of Hope for supportive services and $64,000 toward renovations to the Thomas Wilbur House in Apponaug.
In addition, Kent County VNA will receive $8,022 for its Hope for Health Clinic; Rhode Island Family Shelter will receive $19,000 for case management; Sensational Child has been allocated $7,500 for a Warwick employee development program; The Kent Center will receive $15,9000 to aid victims of trauma and Westbay Community Action, Inc. has been awarded $10,300 for its Children’s Center case manager, $27,000 for a social services case manager; $5,000 for its emergency assistance program; $25,000 for the Home Repair program; and $57,454 toward renovations to their facility on Buttonwoods Avenue.
The Conimicut Village Neighborhood Association will receive $100,000 in this funding cycle to implement portions of their five-year master plans. The city distributes money among six associations annually on a rotating basis.
The remaining funds – approximately $225,000 – are set aside for administrative and planning costs. An additional $125,000 is allocated for costs associated with the office’s housing rehabilitation program and another $121,000 will be used to purchase and renovate properties in Warwick to create additional affordable housing units.