Poloncarz Announces 2016 Community Development Block Grant Awards

Modified: January 6, 2016 10:56am

Latest News

  • New pilot program will be first of its kind in NYS outside New York City


    Area restaurants will be added to senior dining program; allows participating seniors to choose a venue and meal each day

    October 17, 2018 1:51pm
  • Dual Port station at Chestnut Ridge will provide free electric car charging

    October 16, 2018 3:10pm
  • Plan is intended to establish a framework for preservation, enhancement of existing system


    Public comment period follows stakeholder meetings at county parks, Parks User Survey  

    October 16, 2018 9:32am
  • Balanced 2019 proposal includes property tax rate cut of 2%, largest decrease in over a decade


    Enhances public health, senior protections; preserves and strengthens the People’s Mandates  


    Funding for SUNY Erie, libraries, arts & cultural groups, public art would increase; proposal also includes $32 million for road & bridge investments, $3.2 million for capital improvements in Parks

    October 12, 2018 12:45pm
  • Poloncarz, Higgins announce grants from U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


    Funding to be used to support existing Erie County Opioid Epidemic Task Force projects,

     implement Probation Opioid Response Initiative, Opioid Overdose Review Board


    October 9, 2018 3:42pm

For press releases from other years, please click on one of the following links:


Erie County seal

Twelve Municipal Projects across Erie County Included; EC Investment Leverages Local Funding

ERIE COUNTY, NY— Today, Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz announced the selection of twelve municipal projects for inclusion in the Erie County Consortium 2016 Community Development Block Grant (“CDBG”) application. The application, which will be submitted to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development for approval, recommends a total Erie County expenditure of $1,160,452 for the projects, an investment which will leverage $1,137,158 in local funds and in-kind resources.

“The Community Development Block Grant awards are meant to spur communities to invest in projects that improve the infrastructure and quality of life in our cities and towns. These funds, leveraged with other funding secured by the municipalities involved, provide the impetus for improvements all around Erie County,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “As I said in my ‘Initiatives for a Smart Economy’ address, CDBG funds serve a critical role in revitalizing our area, and I look forward to the completion of the projects listed for 2016.”

The Erie County Consortium consists of 34 municipalities, generally located outside of the City of Buffalo and the first-ring suburbs. The selected projects are targeted toward a variety of building, and public infrastructure improvements which primarily benefit low- and moderate-income residents. The 2016 projects include:

  • Town of Lancaster, Senior Van Acquisition: $50,352
  • Town of Brant, Senior/Community Center ADA Improvements: $18,750
  • City of Tonawanda, Erie Road Sanitary Sewer Relining: $100,000
  • Village of Depew, Bloomfield, Warsaw, Calumet Sidewalk Replacement : $100,000
  • City of Lackawanna, Center Street Reconstruction: $100,000
  • Town of West Seneca, Birchwood, N. Covington, Burch and Grace Streets 
  • Road Reconstruction: $100,000
  • Village of North Collins, Road Reconstruction: $100,000
  • Town of Clarence, Main Street Sidewalk Installation: $100,000
  • Village of Akron, Hoag Avenue Sidewalk/Curb Replacement: $66,450
  • Village of Gowanda, Hollywood Theater Restoration Improvements: $65,900
  • Town of Grand Island, Former Nike Base Demolition Project: $89,000
  • Various Communities, Rural Transit Service: $270,000

The projects were recommended for funding by a 14-member Selection Committee, including 11 Supervisors and Mayors from Consortium communities and three members of the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning. The Committee reviewed a total of 29 projects seeking $2,545,903 in federal assistance.



For more information:

On the Erie County Department of Environment & Planning, visit   http://www2.erie.gov/environment/