$1.5 Million Community Development Grant Announced in Huntington

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Several projects in Huntington will benefit from a more than $1.5 million Community Development Grant, it was announced Monday night during the City Council meeting.

Council members approved the grant during the meeting. The following projects will benefit:

  • $325,000 will go to the A.D. Lewis and Fairfield East community centers.

  • $160,000 will be used to demolish vacant homes.

  • $90,000 will complete the Old Main Corridor project on 4th Avenue between 10th and 12th streets downtown.

  • $45,000 will provide a local match for a Land and Water Conservation grant for the skate park at Harris Riverfront Park.

  • $30,000 for the Healing Place. An official with the Healing Place added during the meeting that a recent alumni survey shows that 65 percent of its graduates remain sober. Of those who remain sober, approximately 70 percent are earning $1,000 to $2,000 per month.

  • $25,000 for entrepreneur training at Unlimited Future, Inc.

  • $25,000 for city sidewalk improvements.

  • $25,000 for the Huntington City Mission.

In other business, Council unanimously adopted a resolution authorizing a $26,000 contract to refurbish the basketball court at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. The funds for the project will come from the arena, not from the city budget.

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