Albion awarded $1.25 million grant for water plant upgrades

Staff Reports Posted 15 November 2022 at 5:08 pm

Village of Medina approved for $50K for assessment of drinking water system

ALBION – The Village of Albion has been awarded a $1.25 million grant from the federal Community Development Block Grant funding for upgrades to its water plant on Wilson Road in Carlton.

The Village of Medina also was awarded $50,000 to complete an assessment of its drinking water system.

Gov. Kathy Hochul today announced those grants as part of 54 CDBG awards totaling $33 million. The funding will help municipalities to make improvements to water systems and also build public housing that serve primarily low- and moderate-Income residents.

“These critical investments in our public infrastructure will help provide safe, stable housing and affordable amenities to New Yorkers while allowing businesses to grow and thrive, and I thank the New York Congressional Delegation for securing this vital funding for our state,” Hochul said in a statement.

The Community Development Block Grant program is a federally funded program administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal that helps counties, cities, towns and villages with projects that improve communities and benefit residents across the state.

Community Development Block Grant Housing grants can be used for housing rehabilitation of owner-occupied or renter-occupied homes, down payment assistance for low- and moderate-income first-time homebuyers, and private water/wastewater system assistance for low- and moderate-income homeowners, according to a news release from Hochul’s office.

For 2022, Homes and Community Renewal awarded $10.4 million for 24 housing rehabilitation, manufactured housing, and well and septic projects. A total of 301 households are projected to benefit from the proposed improvements.

Community Development Block Grant Public Infrastructure and Community Planning grants can be used for improvements to public water, public sewer, stormwater sewer and flood drainage improvements. For 2022, Homes and Community Renewal awarded over $23 million for 21 public water, public sewer, and public facility projects, and another $445,000 towards nine community planning projects.