Our three county commissioners are the final approval authority for the block grants.Chief Elected Officials are as follows:
Entitlement FundingIn 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.
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 $1,000,000 minimum for project cost.
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.
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: Human Services Administrator
Community Development Block Grant Program Administrator:
Kyle Lamb, Planning and CDBG Assistant Director
Natasha Balazick, Program Manager,
Labor Standards Officer: Natasha Balazick, Program Manager
Integrated Disbursement & Information System Administrator: Rich Davis, Accounts Payable Specialist