Danbury has applied to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Community Development Block Grant Program. Nearly $638,000 is available, with no local match required.
A committee has submitted recommended recipients within Danbury, for projects that could be completed within the year.
The biggest part of the funding, $150,000 would go to the Department of Public Works. Another $125,000 is for Section 108 Loan Repayment and $100,000 for general administration. Section 108 provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and other physical development projects, including improvements to increase their resilience against natural disasters.
Daily Bread Food Pantry and the City Department of Health and Human Services would each received more than $80,000. Amos House is slated to get $5,500, ARC Dream Homes $30,000 and United Way of Western Connecticut about $40,000. Interfaith AIDS and Literacy Volunteers would each get $10,000.