AUGUSTA, ME – June 10, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Governor John E. Baldacci today highlighted five of the 56 communities who have benefited from Community Development Block Grants over the past year. The Governor participated in a press conference to acknowledge the work done around Maine through the CDBG program.
“CDBG funds, allocated to the State of Maine from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, contributed more than $12 million during Fiscal Year 2009,” Governor Baldacci said. “This funding, along with other Federal, State and local funds have leveraged an additional $23 million for projects to make communities a better place for residents to live and work in Maine.”
The Governor mentioned projects in Richmond, Old Orchard Beach, Thomaston, Milo and Greenbush as successful examples of expansions, infrastructure improvements and rehabilitations, funded in part through the CDBG program. Representatives from Fort Fairfield, Waterville and the Maine Crafts Association also spoke on the benefits of the program.