Valley City Times-Record

Jamestown awarded $1.6 million of CDBG funds to support senior apartments project utilizing existing infrastruc­ture

- Special to Times-Record

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Commerce announced today that the City of Jamestown was awarded $1,645,000 of Community Developmen­t Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The City of Jamestown will use the awarded funds to support the developmen­t of senior apartments.

“Quality and affordable housing is in high demand throughout North Dakota communitie­s,” Commerce Community Services Director Maria Effertz Hanson said. “The senior apartments project in Jamestown will help alleviate the local shortage and will attribute to an overall better quality of life within the community.”

The CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible units of local government­s in the form of grants and loans for public facilities, public services, housing rehabilita­tion, and economic developmen­t projects. The program is federally administer­ed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developmen­t (HUD). Commerce’s Division of Community Services administer­s the CDBG program at the state level.

The HUD provides an annual CDBG grant on a formula basis to the State of North Dakota and the state’s entitlemen­t communitie­s: Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks.

Primary beneficiar­ies of the state CDBG program are eligible, non-entitlemen­t counties and incorporat­ed cities that use the funding for projects such as public facilities, housing, and economic developmen­t.

Eligible applicants can apply for the Governor’s Set Aside CDBG funds anytime during the year. More informatio­n about Commerce Division of Community Services programs and CDBG applicatio­n process can be found at belegendar­­evelopment.

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