Sat. Apr 13th, 2024

CURRY COUNTY PRESENTS ROAD IMPROVEMENT PLAN IN HOPES TO SECURE FUNDING

CLOVIS (KSMX)- On Monday, September 23, Curry County representatives, Chet Spear, Chairman of the Curry County Board of Commissioners, Walon Jones, Curry County Road Superintendent, and Doria Rey, Curry County Administrative Services Coordinator, attended the 2019 New Mexico Community Development Council (CDC), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Hearing. They were afforded the opportunity to present a brief, five (5) minute, presentation about Curry County’s proposed road improvement project and answer any questions the CDC had about the project.

During the 2019 CDBG application cycle, the State of New Mexico Community Development Bureau received twenty-four applications totaling approximately $17,000,000 of grant requests.

This Application Hearing was the last step before the October 2, Allocation Meeting, where the CDC, using their ratings from the Application Hearing along with input from the Community Development Bureau, will be distributing the CDBG appropriation of approximately $11,000,000.

In June, Curry County applied for CDBG funding to complete road improvements on a one-mile portion of Curry Road 11 (West 21st Street) between Curry Road P and State Road 311; this will include paving, drainage, signage, and striping for a total cost of $793,900 that includes a cash match of $79,390.

The Community Development Block Grant Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment

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