MARLBOROUGH – Mayor Arthur Vigeant and the Executive Director of the Community Development Authority Chad Carter have announced that the city has been awarded $1.35 million under the 2024 Community Development Block Grant.
This grant was awarded to the Marlborough Community Development Authority (MCDA) and will provide funds to support a variety of housing, community and economic development.
Seventy-two towns and cities across Massachusetts will receive a Community Development Block Grant to help support a range of community development needs. The MCDA plans to use the funding to support housing rehabilitation for six units through the Marlborough Housing Rehabilitation Program; to reconstruct Winthrop Street; and to continue supporting the Substance Abuse Prevention Program run by the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest.
“These funds have been vital to enhancing our housing and infrastructure in Marlborough. Thank you to the Marlborough Community Development Authority for securing this funding, and to Gov. Maura Healey, Lt. Gov. [Kim] Driscoll and Secretary [Edward] Augustus for their continued support. We will be able to make crucial housing improvements benefiting our community,” said Vigeant.
Recently, the city completed numerous projects funded through the Community Development Block Grant awarded in 2020, which was extended through the end of 2023. These projects included a roof replacement at 240 Main St.; auditorium upgrades; reconstruction of Harrison Place; and implementation of Substance Abuse Prevention Program through the Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest and the Marlborough Housing Rehabilitation program.
“The MCDA is excited to serve its low- to moderate-income population by allocating $1.35 million back into the community and continuing its very successful programs funded through this federal program. Let the work begin,” said Carter.
For more information, please call the mayor’s office, 508-460-3770.