Casey Announces Over $19.7 Million in CDBG Money Going to the Philadelphia Area

WASHINGTON, DC-U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $19,797,009 to the Philadelphia area through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. The funding was included in the recently enacted American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

“These grants will help local government pursue economic and community development projects,” said Senator Casey.  “One of the objectives of the recovery plan is to help local governments revitalize their communities. These funds will go a long way to meeting this goal.”

The CDBG program is a formula grant program designed to help local governments to address challenges in their communities.

The complete distribution of CDBG money to the Philadelphia area includes:

Abington    $226,676
Bensalem Twp.    $102,149
Bristol Twp.    $179,515
Bucks County    $637,881
Chester    $383,609
Chester County    $739,173
Delaware County    $1,110,949
Haverford    $264,617
Lower Merion    $318,704
Montgomery County    $990,005
Norristown    $275,595
Philadelphia    $14,046,629
Upper Darby    $521,507
Regional Total    $19,797,009


Senator Casey will continue to support programs designed to spur job creation and promote economic growth.

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