- Created on Sunday, 15 September 2013 20:01
- Written by IVN
Sacramento, California - State Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez is pleased to share the news that the State of California’s Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded the cities of Brawley and Westmorland a total of $3.575 million in funding for community development projects.
The HCD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program provides resources to help communities address a wide variety of community development needs. The City of Brawley will receive $2 million for water and sewer improvements, fire station equipment, and program administration. Westmorland will receive $1.575 million for water and sewer improvements, city planning, and program administration. The CDBG program reports that it has awarded more than $50.36 million throughout the state to help expand housing, community, and economic development for all Californians. In 2012, Pérez authored AB 232 (Chapter 386), which streamlined some of the state rules governing the small cities component of the CDBG program to enable small and rural communities to access the broadest range of eligible projects under the program.