Mallory Sullivan Mallory Sullivan

The Department of Planning and Community Development has announced the recipients of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the 48th year, which began July 1.

Thirteen applicants were selected to receive a total of $1,090,804 in grants for 17 projects in the areas of affordable housing, public services, parks, public facilities, infrastructure, planning and administration.

The CDBG subcommittee of the Select Board reviewed all of the applications that were received and made these funding recommendations, which were endorsed at Annual Town Meeting on May 23.  Here are the 17 and what each is to receive:

Affordable housing

  • Caritas Communities, $110,000;
  • Arlington Housing Authority, $250,000; 

Public services

  • Arlington Boys and Girls Club, $22,000;
  • Operation Success Learning Center, $2,500;
  • Arlington Youth Counseling Center, $15,000;
  • Arlington Council on Aging, $98,922;
  • Fidelity House, $23,000;
  • Arlington recreation, $8,000;

Parks, public facilities, infrastructure

  • The Arlington Disability Commission and Department of Public Works, $122,852;
  • Food Link, $73,000;
  • The Facilities Department and the Department of Public Works, $148,500;

Planning, administration

  • The Envision Arlington Standing Committee, $2,000; and
  • The Department of Planning and Community Development, $215,030.

To learn more about these projects, please visit the CDBG application portfolio and the CDBG Annual Action Plan for program year 48.

The CDBG program was created as part of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. CDBG provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons and households earning low and moderate incomes.

Program year will end next June 30. All questions regarding the CDBG program may be directed to Mallory Sullivan, CDBG administrator, at 781-316-3094 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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