By Michael P. Walsh
Special to the Voice
The West Haven Community Development Administration has received $442,726 in Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for preventing, preparing for or responding to COVID-19, CDA Manager Mark J. Bisaccia announced.
Using the federal money, CDA will prioritize the needs of low-to-moderate-income residents and the development of partnerships between all levels of government and the private for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Bisaccia said.
Those who qualify for CDBG-CV grants must coordinate with state and local health authorities before undertaking activities to support local response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The emergency grants are subject to oversight, reporting and requirements, for which each grantee must prevent the duplication of benefits, Bisaccia said.
CDA is in the process of sending out grant applications to its social services and governmental agencies. For an application, contact Bisaccia at email@example.com or 203-937-3550.
Applications will be reviewed by the West Haven CDBG Citizen Participation Committee for funding recommendations.
Applications are due May 22 to the City of West Haven, Community Development Administration, 355 Main St., West Haven 06516. Applications can also be inserted into the drop box at the Main Street entrance of City Hall.