CDBG Appreciation Week

April 1, 2016

WCCOG Executive Committee Proclaims Appreciation for CDBG Program

The Washington County Council of Governments would like to recognize the regional contributions of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program on community and economic development in Washington County.  The CDBG program is administered through the Department of Economic and Community Development to assist municipalities to achieve their community and economic development objectives. Since 1988, this program has provided a total of $52,392,608 in funding to 36 municipalities and the County, with $7,629,614 awarded in the past five years to 11 municipalities and the county. Download Proclamation here.
 
The CDBG program is a partnership of federal, state, and local government, as well as private sector, non-profit, and community efforts; and has become the foundation of a tremendous amount of community and economic development occurring across the nation. The program’s primary objective is the development of viable communities, by providing decent housing, suitable living environments, and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
 
An official Community Development Week, from March 28 to April 2, recognizing 42 years of successful national community development has been declared at the national level.  This week provides an opportunity for non-profit organizations and community residents throughout Washington County to reaffirm the significance and diversity of local community development program efforts toward meeting the needs of persons of low and moderate income.
 
The Washington County Council of Governments would like to give special thanks and recognition to the CDBG program, and the staff at the Department of Economic and Community Development, whose hard work and devotion to the neighborhoods and their low and moderate income residents help insure the quality and effectiveness of the Community Development Block Grant Program.