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Mangano Awards Over $3,000,000 To The Town Of Hempstead For Economic Development, Residential And Commercial Rehabilitation & Youth Programs

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today awarded a $3,989,230 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the Town of Hempstead. The grant will fund a variety of projects in the Town including economic development planning, improvements to streets and sidewalks, youth programs and residential and commercial rehabilitation.


County Executive Mangano stated, “The Community Development Block Grant Program is essential to help our communities create and retain small businesses, make critical infrastructure improvements and promote neighborhood and business development in order to create jobs and jumpstart the local economy. These funds will greatly assist the Town of Hempstead’s efforts to improve the quality of life for residents and ensure programs for our children.”

“Hempstead Town is poised to continue important work, building affordable homes, revitalizing downtown business districts, funding vital youth programs and empowering communities,” stated Supervisor Kate Murray. “I want to thank County Executive Mangano for working with the town to secure almost $4 million in monies that will fund life-enhancing projects.”

Allocations for the Town of Hempstead include:

  • $741,990 to be used to maintain the stock of affordable housing by the provision of loans and/or grants to low and moderate income homeowners to eliminate code violations and make other needed improvements to their homes with eligible rehabilitation and preservation activities;
  • $652,240 for the general management, oversight, coordination, monitoring and evaluation costs and carrying charges related to planning and execution of community development activities;
  • $500,000 for project delivery costs for running the residential rehabilitation program;
  • $350,000 for the acquisition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project;
  • $315,000 for improvements to commercial building facades in various Central Business Districts in the Town determined to be in need of renovation to improve business opportunities;
  • $300,000 for project delivery costs for running the commercial rehabilitation program;
  • $250,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Elmont. Including but not limited to Elmont Road and Hempstead Turnpike intersection, including Argo Theatre and street beautification surrounding a proposed supermarket. Coordination with DOT on improvements at Meacham Avenue and zoning and design guidelines will be designed for Hempstead Turnpike corridor;
  • $200,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in the Town of Hempstead;
  • $200,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in North Valley Stream. Funds will be used for park and playground improvements to the park located at 460 North Central Avenue;
  • $100,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Roosevelt, including but not limited to Nassau Road;
  • $100,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Uniondale. Including but not limited to streetscape improvements along Uniondale Avenue from Jerusalem Avenue to Front Street;
  • $100,000 for the costs associated with the support of the Economic Development Empire Zone Program in Roosevelt, Elmont, Inwood, Uniondale and West Hempstead;
  • $30,000 for general planning, management, oversight, coordination, monitoring and evaluation costs and carrying charges related to planning and execution of community development activities;
  • $25,000 for the clearance costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Roosevelt;
  • $25,000 for the clearance costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Elmont;
  • $25,000 for the disposition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Elmont;
  • $25,000 to Gateway Youth Outreach for the soft costs for administration of the program which provides youth counseling;
  • $20,000 to Hispanic Brotherhood of Rockville Centre to be used to provide programs and services to address the needs of senior citizens, youth and other extremely low, low and moderate income persons. As well as for the soft costs associated with the administration of the programs;
  • $10,000 for the disposition costs associated with the Urban Renewal Project in Roosevelt;
  • $5,000 to Uniondale Community Council for the soft costs for administration of the program which provides youth counseling;
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Baldwin;
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in Inwood; and
  • $5,000 for the provision of new and improved public facilities and infrastructure improvements to improve the environment for very low, low and moderate income households in West Hempstead. Including but not limited to street improvements in support of commercial revitalization activities along Hempstead Avenue and the potential extension of urban renewal area toward Hempstead Turnpike.

The CDBG Program is a Federal entitlement program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of activities related to housing, economic development, commercial revitalization, public services, infrastructure and public facilities. An estimated 90% of CDBG funds are used annually to benefit very low, low and moderate income individuals.