The village of Fort Edward is one of several municipalities in the state to receive part of the $33 million in Community Development Block Grant funds awarded for local infrastructure improvement and housing rehabilitation projects.
The grants are designed to help communities provide decent affordable housing and safe living environments primarily for low- and moderate-income residents.
The village of Fort Edward in Washington County was awarded $48,000 to complete an engineering assessment of the Historic Fort Neighborhood.
Also in the region, Mechanicville in Saratoga County will use $47,500 in grant funds for the development of an engineering report documenting issues with the city’s stormwater infrastructure.
“By supporting improvements to build affordable housing, enhance public water facilities and strengthen local infrastructure, this funding will lay the groundwork for stronger, more resilient neighborhoods across New York,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul said. “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.”