Program Will Authorize More Than $30,000 for Port Chester seniors

8/13/2009 12:18:34 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Board Majority Leader Martin Rogowsky (D,WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $30,000 community development block grant from the federal government for the purchase of a delivery van for meals for Port Chester seniors.  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 replace the previous delivery van that provided meals for Port Chester’s homebound seniors.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to help Port Chester in obtaining this grant as this project will help hundred of homebound seniors who are unable to access healthy meals,” said Rogowsky.   “The purchase also exhibits fiscal responsibility by securing this funding through non-County taxpayer funds.” 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Will Authorize More Than $37,500 for the Village of Port Chester

8/13/2009 12:22:17 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $37,500 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 create a summer teen night program for eight (8) weeks by the Village of Port Chester.

 

The Don Bosco Community Center has served the Port Chester community through recreational activities, neighborhood/community events, and by providing multi-lingual youth/adult social and supportive services.  The summer teen night program will allow over 275 low and moderate income at-risk boys and girls between the ages of 13-18 to engage in healthy summer activities.  This program will provide activities including learning center activities such as computer education, dance studio, arts & crafts, teen game room activities, recreational activities, leadership training and nutritional meals.

 

“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 encourage teens and keep them out of trouble,” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Will Authorize More than $135,000 for the Village of Port Chester

8/13/2009 2:20:36 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $135,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Drew Street Housing Complex.  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 for removal and replacement of the roof at the Drew Street Housing Complex.

 

Port Chester Housing Authority, which manages the site,  provides low/moderate families with affordable housing.  The roof removal/replacement project at the Drew Street Housing Complex will prevent further deterioration of this building, allowing the residents to live in a safe environment.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to assist obtaining this grant, as this project will improve the quality of life for its residents,” 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Will Authorize More than $205,000 for the Village of Port Chester

8/13/2009 2:24:52 PM

 

 

(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $205,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Edgewood Park Improvement Project.  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 for make much-needed renovations at Edgewood Park.

 

The Village of Port Chester plans to create two youth soccer fields and other additions to Edgewood Park.  The project will include, but is not limited to, the creation of the youth soccer fields including a retaining wall, seating and paths at Edgewood Park.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to assist in obtaining this grant,” said Rogowsky.  “In securing this grant from non-County sources, this project exhibits fiscal responsibility by not relying on property tax dollars.”  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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Will Authorize More than $50,000 for the Town of Harrison

8/13/2009 2:29:07 PM

 

 

(Harrison, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Town of Harrison has received a $50,000 community development block grant from the federal government for the Petti John Park.  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 for to rehabilitate Petti John Park.

 

Currently, Petti John Park has areas that are not accessible due to the lack of paths and handicap ramp.  This project will include, but is not limited to, providing additional asphalt paths, stone walls, an ADA accessible ramp and site furniture.

 

“I’m glad that I was able to participate in securing this grant to ensure handicapped residents will be provided a life enriching recreational opportunity,” 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.