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. Please contact our office for maps of the target areas.

Current CDBG projects include re-design of the McCann Fields and Park, re-design of
several downtown intersections, reconstruction of the downtown Main Street
sidewalks (southerly side only at this time), downtown fa├žade
rehabilitation, housing rehabilitation, reconstruction of the Chestnut
Street terminus, and engineering for a total reconstruction of Overland
Street.

This year we 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.