Community Development Block Grant Programs

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The Town of Southbridge is a grantee of the Massachusetts Community
Development Block Grant Program, funded by HUD through the MA Department
of Housing and Community Development. CDBG projects must serve persons of
low/moderate income or correct or prevent slums and blight. The Town has
been fortunate to receive several of these grants, and currently has a
number of "CDBG" projects underway. We are required to work in target
areas, and we have three approved target areas at this time: The Downtown
Area, the Morris/Coombs Neighborhood, and the Worcester/Henry
Neighborhood. Click here to view the maps.

Current CDBG projects include the following:

Grant Year FY14 - Housing Rehabilitation, Final Engineering and Construction of Upper Chestnut Street, Central Parking Lot Re-Design.

This year we also hope to work with the Central MA Regional Planning Commission to undertake and complete a survey of properties and infrastructure in the Globe Village area.  We hope to get the area accepted as an additional CDBG target area.

Grant Year FY15 (please click on the links below for a detail of each project).

Housing Rehabilitation

Exterior Repairs to 70 Foster Street 

Overland Street Utilities

Economic Development Plan

The three following Social Service Projects:

1. W.C.A.C. - Positive Opportunity for Pioneers(POP!)

2. YMCA Elders Program

3. Southbridge Youth Support Program