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Hempstead Town Notebook: Town Awarded Nearly $4 Million in Grants

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Town Awarded Nearly $4 Million in Grants

On Wednesday, Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano awarded a $3,989,230 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Town of Hempstead. The grant will fund a variety of projects in the town including economic development planning, improvements to streets and sidewalks, youth programs and residential and commercial rehabilitation. 

Allocations for the Town of Hempstead include:

  • $741,990 to be used to maintain the stock of affordable housing by the provision of loans and/or grants to low and moderate income homeowners to eliminate code violations and make other needed improvements to their homes with eligible rehabilitation and preservation activities;
  • $652,240 for the general management, oversight, coordination, monitoring and evaluation costs and carrying charges related to planning and execution of community development activities;
  • $500,000 for project delivery costs for running the residential rehabilitation program;
  • $350,000 for the acquisition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project;
  • $315,000 for improvements to commercial building facades in various central business districts in the town determined to be in need of renovation to improve business opportunities;
  • $300,000 for project delivery costs for running the commercial rehabilitation program;
  • $250,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Elmont. Including but not limited to Elmont Road and Hempstead Turnpike intersection, including Argo Theatre and street beautification surrounding a proposed supermarket.  Coordination with DOT on improvements at Meacham Avenue and zoning and design guidelines will be designed for Hempstead Turnpike corridor;
  • $200,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in the Town of Hempstead;
  • $200,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in North Valley Stream. Funds will be used for park and playground improvements to the park located at 460 North Central Ave.;
  • $100,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Roosevelt, including but not limited to Nassau Road;
  • $100,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Uniondale. Including but not limited to streetscape improvements along Uniondale Avenue from Jerusalem Avenue to Front Street;
  • $100,000 for the costs associated with the support of the Economic Development Empire Zone Program in Roosevelt, Elmont, Inwood, Uniondale and West Hempstead;
  • $30,000 for general planning, management, oversight, coordination, monitoring and evaluation costs and carrying charges related to planning and execution of community development activities;
  • $25,000 for the clearance costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Roosevelt;
  • $25,000 for the clearance costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Elmont;
  • $25,000 for the disposition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Elmont;
  • $25,000 to Gateway Youth Outreach for the soft costs for administration of the program which provides youth counseling;
  • $20,000 to Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre to be used to provide programs and services to address the needs of senior citizens, youth and other extremely low, low and moderate income persons. As well as for the soft costs associated with the administration of the programs;
  • $10,000 for the disposition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Roosevelt;
  • $5,000 to Uniondale Community Council for the soft costs for administration of the program which provides youth counseling;
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Baldwin;
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Inwood; and
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in West Hempstead. Including but not limited to street improvements in support of commercial revitalization activities along Hempstead Avenue and the potential extension of urban renewal area toward Hempstead Turnpike.

Town Announces SPLASH Initiative (VIDEO)

Working in tandem with Operation SPLASH (Stop Pollution Littering and Save Harbors), Hempstead Town is seeking to prevent the dumping of motor oil, pet waste, fertilizer, pesticide and other hazardous waste in storm drains. This dumping is not only illegal, but the pollutants can be carried into town bays and waterways, damaging the town's ecosystem.

All supplies – Town of Hempstead medallions, adhesive material, brushes and gloves – will be provided to volunteers. Volunteers can work on their own schedules, making it easier for large groups to coordinate.

For more information about volunteering for this program, call the Town Department of Conservation and Waterways at (516) 431-9200.

T. March 29, 2012 at 03:59 AM
Jean Brett-Leach..........................Mangano isnt doling anyting out it was a federal grant...
Tea Ruth Betold June 24, 2012 at 04:07 PM
If you want to shake things up and give a warning to the TOH republicans... vote for Frank Scaturro on Tuesday June 26, for Congress. He's the outsider running against the handpicked candidate... show the Establishment that their time is past and their power is gone!
Felix Procacci June 24, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I'm voting for Frank, I hope all Republicans do also.
linda smith June 24, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I am voting for Frank Scaturro as well. I am also a Republican. If you go to any of the Republican club meetings, you know that the union workers who attend every month are merely Dems in disguise. They are there to hold their TOH jobs. I am not learning disabled -- I caught that right away and I did provide them with a piece of my mind, because, I am a Conservative and they do not like that.
Mr Dunes June 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Not To Mention Graphic Designing, and Printing, (On Top of Postage) .

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