$813,124 awarded in CDBG funds

Warwick Beacon ·

Mayor Scott Avedisian has announced the distribution of $813,124 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that will benefit non-profit agencies and a neighborhood association. The funds were awarded on July 1, the beginning of the new fiscal year.

Public Service grant awards are as follows: $13,800 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Warwick for their Oakland Beach branch operations; $11,500 to Child, Inc. for transportation for its Head Start Program; $9,124 to Comprehensive Community Action for its Westbay Smiles Program; $12,880 for Cornerstone Adult Day Services for programs for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease; $16,000 to Crossroads/RI Family Shelter for Case Management; $11,500 to Elizabeth Buffum Chace Center for its Victim Safety and Self-Sufficiency program; FRIENDS Way has been awarded $5,000 for their Children’s Bereavement Support Groups; House of Hope CDC will receive $18,000 for Supportive Services; $14,500 to the Kent Center for its Victims of Trauma Program; and Westbay Community Action, Inc. will receive $9,500 for its Children’s Center Teacher, and $25,000 for Social Service Case Manager.  

Public Facilities & Housing grant awards are as follows: $55,950 to Cornerstone Adult Services for Memory Care Center improvements; The Boys & Girls Club will receive $28,000 for Oakland Beach Branch Gym Improvements; House of Hope CDC has been awarded $126,796 for 65 Shippen Avenue Improvements; and $33,574 to Westbay Community Action for their Home Repair Program. 

The Apponaug Village Association will receive $100,000 in this funding cycle. The city distributes money on a rotating basis among several neighborhood associations annually. 

The remaining $131,000 has been allocated for the Office of Housing & Community Development’s home rehabilitation program and a total of $191,000 will fund administrative and planning costs.

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