CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY – Congressman Tom Reed, elected officials, community members and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Regional Administrator, Lynne Patton, toured sites funded by federal grants on Friday.
Both major cities in the county recently received around $1.5 million in United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
Reed, who represent’s New York’s 23rd Congressional District, visited both Dunkirk and Jamestown to discuss the funds.
“We have all seen the successes of these investments in our neighborhoods and are pleased to show them to Administrator Patton and her team,” said Congressman Reed. “By strengthening our relationship with the administrator and HUD through this visit, we are confident we’ll be able to have additional successes in the future.”
Chautauqua County Executive George Borrello said he appreciated the congressman’s “steadfast support” of both funding opportunities.
“Having the opportunity to showcase those results with Administrator Patton and Congressman Reed and talk about the potential for the future of CDBG funds throughout our county is greatly appreciated as well,” said Borrello.
The Community Development Block Grant program is a key tool for expanding economic opportunity, investing in infrastructure and revitalizing communities.
In total New York State received $45,611,334 in CDBG funding in 2017.