Program Will Authorize More Than $150,000 for the Village of Port Chester

9/14/2009 10:31:20 AM



(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WFP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $150,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Don Bosco Community Center.  The grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  The grant will be used to provide exterior repairs at the Center.


The Don Bosco Community Center, established in 1928, has served the Port Chester community through recreational activities, neighborhood/community events, and by providing multi-lingual youth/adult social and supportive services.  The exterior of the building is in need of repair as the infrastructure has aged.  The project will include the re-pointing of brick mortar joints on the front façade, side stucco repairs, steam cleaning of brick, replacement of front entry doors, rebuilding of front entry steps, installation of new front exterior lighting, replacement of side entrance door and replacement of five gymnasium windows.


“I’m glad that I was able to help Port Chester and the Don Bosco Community Center in obtaining this grant, as this project will help provide much need repairs to its infrastructure,” said Rogowsky.   The annual CDBG funding plan is now in its thirty-fourth year and is a joint partnership involving the federal government, the County and the local villages, towns and city governments.