2017 CDBG Funds Allocated


by Amanda Jones
Echo News Editor
Community Development Director Cliff Clark held the second hearing for the 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program prior to the commissioners’ regular meeting. CDBG funds are federally-allocated to the state, and administered by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).
Cameron County’s 2017 allotment will be $203,969. Projects funded through CDBG must benefit low- to moderate-income (LMI) individuals, address conditions of slums or blight, or meet a particularly urgent community development need. Seventy-percent of funds used for the program must benefit LMI individuals.
The funds for 2017 are to be allocated as follows: 38% ($36,714) for administration costs; $68,000 for the Emporium Arms Window Replacement project; $24,255 for the Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (NTCAC) Window Replacement project; $25,000 for repairs at the Emporium Senior Center; and $50,000 for countywide spot blight removal.


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