Community Development Block Grant

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program aimed to assist low to moderate-income (LMI) communities with development projects that promote community revitalization throughout Greene County. 

Applications

The first hearing for federal fiscal year 2020 is Wednesday May 20, 2020 at 10:30 AM and 6:00 PM. Click HERE to view the agenda. This years meeting will be held virtually; therfore, call in information will be provided to those who would like to attend. Please call the CDBG offices for more information


Entitlement Funding

In Pennsylvania, CDBG funds may be utilized to address construction or renovation of various infrastructure projects such as water, wastewater and solid waste facilities, streets, and flood control projects; construction or improvements of a range of community facilities such as senior, health and social services centers; expansion of public services to serve low-income persons; creation of new jobs through small business loans or infrastructure improvements; and various affordable housing projects including home reconstruction, rehabilitation or repair programs.


Competitive Funding

The Competitive program is available to all Greene municipalities that are determined to be eligible. The Greene County Commissioners prioritize Sewage and Water Infrastructure improvements. The Competitive Program is $750,000 maximum for project cost.

Contact Information

Greene County Office Building
93 East High Street, second floor.
Suite 215
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Hours of Operation: M-F, 8:30AM to 4:30 PM

Department Contacts:

Crystal Simmons
CDBG/HOME Director
Bonnie Davis
CDBG/HOME Associate

Request Funding

Funding can be requested at any time throughout the year. Annual meetings are held in the spring to review project request and give the citizens an opportunity to comment on proposed projects. These meetings are advertised in the newspaper and emailed municipal-wide.

CDBG Project Request Form

CDBG Management

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application is submitted to the Department of Community and Economic (DCED) on behalf of and in cooperation with Cumberland Township, Franklin Township and Waynesburg Borough and one other municipality. Cumberland Township, Franklin Township and Waynesburg Borough receive an allocation directly and are therefore referred to as an entitlement municipality. The remaining funds are allocated to an eligible project within another township referred to a non-entitlement. The Board of Supervisors or Borough Council select the project and their Chief Elected Official approves for submission then the ultimate decision is made by the Board of Greene County Commissioners.
Our three county commissioners are the final approval authority for the block grants. 
Chief Elected Officials are as follows: 
Greene County Commissioners: Mike Belding Chairman 
Section 504 Officer: Jeffrey Marshall, Chief Clerk
Fair Housing Officer: Karen Bennett, Human Services Administrator
Community Development Block Grant Program Administrator: Crystal Simmons, CDBG/HOME Director
Labor Standards Officer: Crystal Simmons, CDBG/HOME  Director
Integrated Disbursement & Information System Administrator: Rich Davis, Accounts Payable Specialist 




 

News

During a county meeting held on May 15th, 2019 Greene County Commissioners received project requests for consideration for the Federal Fiscal Years 2019 Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) Grant application. Over the next five months project request will be reviewed for eligibility. The applicant will be announced at the second CDBG Hearing tentatively scheduled October 23, 2019.

https://www.heraldstandard.com/gcm/news/local_news/cdbg-a-no-non-cents-grant-program/article_753fb600-7b29-11e9-8176-dbb0f8aa4995.html

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