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

Current CDBG projects include the following:

Grant Year FY15 

Housing Rehabilitation (funds for Housing Rehabilitation have been exhausted)

Exterior Repairs to 70 Foster Street 

Overland Street Utilities (Complete)

Economic Development Plan (Complete)

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

Grant Year FY16 (please click on the links below for a detail of each project).

Demolition of Distressed Property (ON HOLD)

Commercial Improvements(Signs and Awnings)

Reconstruction of Overland Street, Lower Chestnut Street and Lower Morris Street