Tuesday, June 3, 2008

New Block Grants Funded

Lancaster County Commissioners will be approving the Community Development Block Grant fund (CDBG) allocations at their regular June 4th Meeting. Requests of over $800,000 were received, but with less than $500,000 available, officials had to choose which programs they would approved.

The funding, which comes from HUD, is heavily weighted on citizen participation and is performance based.

"These are never easy choices," Aimee Tyson, Community Development Director, Lancaster Redevelopment Authority said.

Each month, agency’s are required to provide detailed reports which are monitored.
'These are the most flexible of Federal funds," Tyson said. "They are considered bricks and mortar fund, and serve all kinds of needs."

Here is how this year’s funds are being allocated:

Agency Program CDBG Allocations:

Tabor Community Services, Family Self-Sufficiency $16,464.00
Community Action Program, Outreach and Case Management $70,000.00
YWCA of Lancaster, Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling $22,000.00
Family and Children Service, Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Program $14,411.00
Tabor Community Services, Transitional Living Center $25,920.00
The Lodge, Inc. of PA, Supportive Housing and Outreach Program $14,000.00
Welsh Mt. Medical & Dental Center, Medical and Dental Services $54,560.00
The Gathering Place, Case Management for HIV/AIDS $30,000.00
Tabor Community Services, Rental Counseling to Prevent Homelessness $39,000.00
Tabor Community Services, Shelter to Independent Living $30,910.00
Tabor Community Services, Jubilee House $ 5,855.00
Catholic Charities, Lancaster Intensive Day Treatment $18,000.00
MidPenn Legal Services, Civil Legal Representation $48,400.00
SouthEast Lancaster Health Services, Health Services for Non-City Residents $26,400.00
Crispus Attucks Community Center, Emergency Homeless Shelter $16,000.00
Community Action Program, Domestic Violence Services $52,800.00
Clare House, Inc., Case Management Program $ 5,280.00

TOTAL: $490,000