For Immediate Release
August 5, 2020
Mayor Madden Announces City Seeking Applications for Administering CARES Act-Funded Programs
TROY, NY – Mayor Madden today announced the City of Troy is accepting applications for the CDBG CV-19 funding for administration of various community and business assistance programs to help those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations interested in administering programs that qualify under CARES Act guidelines are encouraged to apply. The deadline to submit a completed application is Friday, August 21, 2020.
Mayor Madden said, “Funding available under the CARES Act provides new opportunities to support our neighborhoods, vulnerable residents, and businesses impacted by COVID-19. In coordination with our federal partners and qualified community organizations, we can help support valuable youth programming, aid local businesses, establish food banks for local families, and assist our community adjust and adapt to coronavirus.”
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $1,076,079.00 in CDBG-COVD 19 Funding (Community Development Block Grant). These allocations are authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES ACT), Public Law 116-136.
Allocation of funding from the CARES Act is in response to preventing, for preparing and to respond to the (COVID-19) coronavirus pandemic. Costs will be reimbursable for anything COVID-19-related dated March 17, 2020 forward under the categories listed below:
- $400,000.00 Youth Programs & Youth Day Camps
- $85,000.00 Community Food Pantries and food programs that service the City of Troy Community
- $400,000.00 Business Assistance Retention Grants
For more information, guidelines and applications for funding opportunities through the CDBG program, please visit the City Housing & Community Development Department website.
For additional questions, please contact Carolin Skriptshak from the Housing & Community Development Department at [email protected] or (518) 279-7150.
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John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131