Community Development Block Grant Programs
Grant Year FY2022 and FY2023 (a combined award of $1.6M)
The Town of Southbridge was awarded for a combined FY2022 and FY2023 Community Development Block Grant as of August 2023. This round of CDBG will fund:
- Southbridge's Open Space and Recreation Plan
- Commercial Rehabilitation
- Housing Rehabilitation
*Applications for our housing rehabilitation projects/home improvement will open in early December 2023. Please check here for application document. Feel free to review our program guidelines.
*If you are in need, please see our list of resources.
Grant Year FY2021: in progress
The Town of Southbridge was awarded funds in July 2022 for the following projects,:
- River Street and Crane Street paving, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer improvements
- McCann field ADA path lighting and security upgrades
- Code Enforcement (60% Health Code Enforcement Officer and 100% PT Building Code Officer)
Grant Year FY2020: in progress
The Town of Southbridge was awarded its FY20 application in January 2021 for the following projects,.
- West Street paving, sidewalk, drainage, water, and sewer improvements
- McCann field ball fields upgrades
- Code Enforcement
The Town of Southbridge is a "mini-entitlement" community of the Massachusetts Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC). CDBG projects must serve persons of low/moderate income or correct slum and blight conditions. We work in target areas. We have two slum and blight target areas at this time: The Downtown Area and the Globe Village Area. We have three low and moderate-income areas within which we are currently working: the Morris/Coombs Neighborhood, the Worcester/ Henry Neighborhood, and our most recent addition, the Crane-Main section of town.
For more information about the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, email Katie Yoder (firstname.lastname@example.org) or contact by phone at 508-764-5402.