Over $2 million in federal funding for Dutchess County economic development, smart growth

WASHINGTON – The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced $2.2 million in funding for two Dutchess County economic development programs.

Just under $1.4 million is targeted in Community Development Block Grant funding and $844,000 will go to the HOME Investment Partnership Program.

The county will use the funding to address needs and to support affordable housing initiatives, provide essential services, and expand economic development.

“CDBG and HOME investment funding help revitalize neighborhoods throughout Dutchess County and facilitates the construction of affordable housing throughout the county without burdening the local taxpayer,” said County Executive Marcus Molinaro. “These federal dollars help ensure Dutchess County continues to be a place where everyone comes together to help their neighbors, by providing infrastructure upgrades, resident home improvement assistance, and supporting senior citizens and the disabled.”

The funding was announced by Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand.

Community Development Block Grant Program:

Public Facilities and Infrastructure


LocationProjectProposed Funding
Town of AmeniaDowntown ADA Improvements$71,000
City of BeaconGreen Street Park Improvements$100,000
City of BeaconWilkes Street Sanitary Sewer Slip Lining$60,000
Town of East FishkillRed Wing Park Bathhouse Accessibility Improvements$88,129
Village of MillertonSidewalk Infrastructure Repair & Replacement$150,000
Village/Town of PawlingWest Main Street ADA Sidewalks$604,444
Town of Red HookRecreation Park Architectural Barrier Removal Project$98,000
Village of TivoliCrosswalks Throughout the Village$40,000
Town of WappingersSpook Hill Park$100,000
Village of Wappingers FallsBain Park Improvements$100,000
Town of WashingtonHandicapped Accessible Bathroom & Changing Area$100,000
Total Proposed Funding $967,573


Public Services


OrganizationProjectProposed Funding
Catholic Charities Community ServicesDutchess County Eviction Prevention Program$25,000
Friends of SeniorsSenior Medical Transportation and Support Services$25,000
Hudson River Housing, Inc.River Haven Youth Homeless Program$25,000
Hudson River Housing, IncHousing First Support Services$25,000
Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery CtrResidential Recovery Services – Chemical Dependency$25,000
Northeast Community CouncilYouth Development: Teen Team and CPSB$25,000
Total Proposed Funding $150,000




CDBG AdministrationAdministration$279,393


HOME Investment Partnership Program:


Rental Housing


LocationProposed Funding
Morgan’s Way, Red Hook$250,000
22 Balding Ave, Poughkeepsie$200,000
Rental Housing Set-Aside$257,329
Total Proposed Funding$707,329


Owner-Occupied Housing


OrganizationProposed Funding
Rebuilding Together$52,000








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