DREAM BIG: Brundidge council explores options for CDBG grant funding

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits By The Penny Hoarder Grant applications are sometimes looked at more favorably when they are paired with another eligible purpose, for example water and sewer, Thomas said. Swimming pools are considered eligible purposes, however, Thomas said those type grants are not funded often, especially for small cities like Brundidge.    Thomas said Brundidge is eligible to apply for federal and state funding and has been successful because of its demographics.The Brundidge City Council will discuss its eligibility for CDBG funding at its Tuesday meeting. The council meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. By Jaine Treadwell A new splash pad and the removal of dilapidated buildings are among the projects Brundidge council members could pursue in the next round of grant applications.The Brundidge City Council is held a work session Thursday to discuss the city’s eligibility for Community Development Block Grant funding that deadlines August 31.“The original deadline was August 18 but it has been extended so we have time to look more closely at the CDBG program and how it works,” said Britt Thomas, Brundidge city manager. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancelcenter_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Email the author Published 3:00 am Saturday, June 17, 2017 In 2016, the council welcomed a new mayor and two new council members. Thomas said the work session provided an opportunity to look back at the last grant cycle in which the city applied and forward to the possibilities for future funding for either competitive or community enhancement grants.In the previous CBDG cycle, the city elected to apply for a $350,000 CDBG matching grant for a splash pad park. The grant was not funded. “The council could decide to come back with the same grant application but the same decision could be reached,” Thomas said. “We had a donor from the private sector who pledge $100,000 to the project if it were funded. I had thought that would increase our chance for funding.” Print Article DREAM BIG: Brundidge council explores options for CDBG grant funding You Might Like Hall of Fame: The ‘Doc’ is in Troy University’s John “Doc’ Anderson will be inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s prestigious Hall of Fame on June… read more Sponsored Content Whether that pledge is still on the table, Thomas did not say. Other grants for which the City of Brundidge could be eligible are for infrastructure and sewer projects and also for the removable of dilapidated houses or commercial buildings.“We have buildings that could quality for removal if we chose to apply for that type of grant,” Thomas said. “We have four-inch water lines in some areas of the city, including Oak and Lee streets. Those lines could be replaced with six-inch lines if the council decided to go that route.”Thomas said the city also has some areas with sewer infiltration and the council might want to take that into consideration.   last_img read more

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