Community Development

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City of Poughkeepsie Announces Stabilization Grants for Microenterprise Businesses Negatively Affected by COVID

City of Poughkeepsie officials are announcing a partnership with Community Capital New York in the administration of a $200,000 grant program to assist microenterprise businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 virus. The City of Poughkeepsie Microenterprise Stabilization Grant Program will provide grants of up to $10,000 to stabilize microenterprises and preserve
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Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act made $490,225 available to the City of Poughkeepsie under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV). These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the
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Community Development

The City of Poughkeepsie community development department works to improve the quality-of-life of residents through the planning and development of municipal infrastructure and public amenities. It includes the administration of community and economic development programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federally funded formula-based grant that is allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development Block Grant, administered by the City of Poughkeepsie and local non-profit organizations, provides needed services to the City’s lower income residents in an effort to create a suitable living environment throughout the community.

The City of Poughkeepsie also administers a Youth Activities and Opportunities Grant. The City provides funding to organizations, clubs, leagues, and/or educational institutions or groups that offer opportunities for children residing in the City to participate in community based youth programs, projects, activities, and camps.

For more information on the programs offered by the Community Development Department, please call 845-451-4046.

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