Community Development Block Grant
The Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally funded, competitive grant program designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs. Assistance is provided to qualifying cities and towns for housing, community, and economic development projects that assist low and moderate-income residents, or by revitalizing areas of slum or blight. Eligible CDBG projects include, but are not limited to, housing rehabilitation or development, micro-enterprise or other business assistance, infrastructure, community/public facilities, public social services, planning, removal of architectural barriers to improve access to public facilities, and downtown or area revitalization.
The primary objective of is the development of viable communities. This is achieved by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income. The program provides the basic funding necessary to administer those activities which help to further Randolph's overall community development objectives.
PROGRAM FUNDING HISTORY
Each year the Town can apply to receive federal funds administered by the EOHLC, which are awarded primarily to projects, programs, and services that improve the lives of Randolph's low and moderate income residents (defined as individuals or families whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the Area Median Income as determined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - HUD), and be located in an identified neighborhood or target area.
|Housing rehabilitation served 9 homes
Childcare subsidies served 22 children
Program benefits expended.
|Housing rehabilitation for up to 21 units
Childcare subsidies to serve up to 30 children
Applications being accepted.
|application in progress due March 2024
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT ADVISORY GROUP
An important part of the CDBG program is community participation to discuss the needs of Randolph's low to moderate income families and how program funding may support them. The CDBGAG includes staff from local organizations, relevant town staff, members of housing groups, or other community resources and residents. They meet twice per year to discuss both the progress of the current grant as well as the needs of the community and how best CDBG funds might address those needs.
If you have questions regarding the CDBG program, contact Michelle Tyler, Director of Planning at 781-961-0936 or email@example.com
For housing rehabilitation questions, contact Melissa Vincent The Resource Inc (TRI) at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 696-3285
For childcare subsidy questions, contact Carol Bergen at email@example.com