Medina, Steele awarded Community Development Block Grants

They were among 12 entities awarded funds through the North Dakota Department of Commerce.

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BISMARCK — The North Dakota Department of Commerce has announced that Medina and Steele were among 12 entities awarded Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the 2021 fiscal year.

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The CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible units of local governments in the form of grants for public facilities, public services, housing rehabilitation, and economic development projects. The primary beneficiaries of CDBG-funded projects must be very low- and low-income individuals. Examples of projects funded by the CDBG include:

  • Housing – housing rehabilitation of very low- and low-income homeowner units and rental units within a particular area.
  • Public facilities – water and sewer projects, removal of architectural barriers, fire halls, ambulances, etc.
  • Economic development – cities and counties receive funds to loan and or grant to businesses that create jobs for low-income persons.

CDBG award recipients for the 2021 fiscal year include the city of Medina being awarded $115,000 for a city water project and the city of Steele being awarded $75,000 for a multi-family housing rehabilitation project.
Grants were also awarded to the cities of Epping, Velva, Rocklake, Rolla, Fordville, Manvel, Coleharbor and Carson, and to Rolette and Bowman counties.

More information about the CDBG program and other resources provided by Commerce’s Division of Community Services can be found at .

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