City receives pair of CDBG grants for community projects

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The City of Fernley has been awarded Community Development Block Grants for two community projects. The city was granted $395,000 for ADA compliant restrooms at the Fernley Depot and $100,000 for the Main Street Beautification/Placemaking Project.

They were among $3,674,024 in CDBG funds awarded to 17 projects in Carson City and rural Nevada.

“This year’s CDBG projects will benefit 17,625 Nevadans in five counties, the City of Ely, the City of Fallon, the City of Fernley, the City of Wells and Carson City,” Governor Steve Sisolak said. “The awards and projects range from $35,000 for the Ron Woods-Family Resiliency Program in Carson City to $800,000 for a street and sidewalk project in Lincoln County.”

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Nevada counties and cities invested an additional $1,244,408 in matching funds for the projects.

Since 1982, when the State began administration of the program, more than $95 million has been awarded to rural Nevada communities.  The CDBG program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide affordable housing, and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) oversees the program, and the Rural Community Development Division of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development administers the program for the State of Nevada.

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