Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The CDBG program provides Sandy Township with a grant entitlement to conduct qualifying projects within the community. In Federal Fiscal Year 2019, these funds equaled $156,959. These projects need to primarily show a benefit to low/moderate income persons and are generally used for long-term community needs involving housing, economic development, and infrastructure. CDBG funds may be used to buy, construct, or rehabilitate public facilities such as water and sewer systems. They can also be used for certain Americans with Disability Act updgrades to public facilities. Sandy Township must spend at least 70 percent of their funds for activities that principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons.
In 2019, Sandy Township plans to utilize funding to repair sewer laterals for homes that had identified problems that qualify as low-moderate income. The Township also plans to demolish several dilapidated structures.
As part of administering the CDBG program, the Township has developed numerous policies. Below you can find links to our policies, public notices, and general project information.
In 2019 the Township will be conducting sanitary sewer lateral rehabilitation with CDBG Funds for qualifying households. The Township conducted an extensive study of the sanitary sewer system in 2017 and identified many private sanitary sewer laterals that were defective. CDBG funds will be used to assist qualifying households with this rehabilitation. Additionally, the Township will be demolishing dilapidated structures with CDBG funding.