The Virginia Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) recently announced $8.2 million in funding for twelve projects throughout the Commonwealth. The Town of Appomattox will be receiving $1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the Greater Meadowlark Neighborhood Improvement Project, which will rehabilitate nineteen houses, improve stormwater drainage, and increase pedestrian safety facilities along Patterson Street, Brown Street, Stevens Street, Patricia Anne Lane, and Price Lane.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), at its June 17th meeting, approved allocations for the FY 2016 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).  Congratulations to Appomattox County and the Town of Altavista for their project inclusion as part of the $18,838,785 statewide program allocation representing 57 projects across the Commonwealth.

New Green Infrastructure Grants Available

Towns and cities across Virginia are eligible to apply for a new grant program that will provide up to $10,000 to map, evaluate and plan for conserving their natural resources.  As many as 10 localities (or planning district commissions) will be awarded the grants later this year.

Lynchburg City Mayor Michael Gillette rang in May’s Bike and Clean Commute Challenge Month with a Proclamation reading on the steps of the Lynchburg City Town Hall on April 28th.     Mayor Gillette noted the importance of all modes of transportation and recognized the value in the bike lanes, crosswalks, and public transit to the City of Lynchburg.

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