Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks in Bristol at the Cardinal News Speaker Series. Photo Credit: Earl Neikirk/Neikirk Image.
Gov. Glenn Youngkin speaks in Bristol at the Cardinal News Speaker Series in October 2022. Photo Credit: Earl Neikirk/Neikirk Image.

Gov. Glenn Youngkin has announced more than $11.5 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 10 projects across the Commonwealth.

The projects will receive funding to rehabilitate housing, improve water and sewer infrastructure and provide facilities for needed services and expand business development support and entrepreneurial ecosystem development services, benefiting more than 700 low- to moderate-income Virginians. Here’s the list of projects, with descriptions as provided by governor’s office:

B Street Community Project | $1,500,000
Town of Chase City
The B Street Community Project will rehabilitate one housing unit, substantially reconstruct eight housing units and demolish two housing units, in addition to installing 1,100 linear feet of four-inch waterline, 320 linear feet of two-inch waterline and 1,200 linear feet of eight-inch sewer line. The project will serve 48 low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons.

Trammel Community Revitalization Project – Phase 2 | $1,454,800
Dickenson County
The Trammel Community Revitalization Project is the second phase of a larger housing rehabilitation project serving the Trammel community in Dickenson County. This project will rehabilitate 10 single family homes and serve 21 low- to moderate-income persons and significantly alleviating dire housing needs in the Trammel community.

South Main Street Neighborhood Improvements – Phase 1 | $1,350,000
City of Emporia
Phase one of the South Main Street Neighborhood Improvements project will rehabilitate 13 single-family homes and substantially reconstruct two homes. Additional improvements, including upgrading the stormwater drainage and street facilities, will help further preserve the existing housing stock, as well as improve the safety and walkability of the neighborhood. This project will serve 22 low- to moderate-income persons.

Cary’s Chapel Road Housing Rehabilitation Project | $1,346,195
York County
The Cary’s Chapel Road project will rehabilitate 12 single-family homes, substantially reconstruct two homes and demolish one dilapidated home. This project will serve 23 low- to moderate-income persons.

Township Road Housing Rehabilitation | $1,250,000
Brunswick County
The Township Road project will rehabilitate 11 single-family homes and substantially reconstruct two homes, serving 21 low- to moderate-income persons. Brunswick County partnered with the Southside Planning District Commission to conduct surveys, windshield assessments and community meetings to identify this neighborhood as a priority for targeted site housing rehabilitation.

Hurley Regional Water Project – Final Phase | $1,000,000
Buchanan County
The Hurley Regional Water Project will complete the final two phases of the project providing public water service to 131 low- to moderate-income persons who do not have potable water, creating an LMI benefit of 83%. This project will connect 1,450 households to public water once complete.

Fieldale Heritage Revitalization Project | $1,000,000
Henry County
The Fieldale Heritage Revitalization Project will rehabilitate an underutilized historic building in Henry County into a community center that will serve an area wherein 58% of residents classify as low- to moderate-income persons. The community service facility will offer programming and services to help families through outdoor recreation, swimming lessons, gym facilities, senior programming and internet access, and it will be the only such facility in Henry County.

Banister Town Housing Rehabilitation – Phase 1 | $798,845
Town of Halifax
Phase one of the Banister Town Housing Rehabilitation includes the rehabilitation of four single-family housing units and two mobile homes, serving nine low- to moderate-income persons. Phase one prioritizes owner-occupied housing units, while phase two will include multifamily units.

Park Street Housing Rehabilitation – Phase 2 | $687,968
Town of Gate City
Phase two of the Park Street project includes the rehabilitation of five housing units, the substantial reconstruction of one unit and the clearance and demolition of two blighted units, serving 19 low- to moderate-income persons.

Bedford Regional VIDA Project | $1,200,000 (**Letter of Intent)
Counties of Alleghany, Bedford, Botetourt, Franklin, Roanoke and Rockbridge, the cities of Buena Vista, Covington, Lexington and Salem, and the towns of Bedford, Boones Mill, Buchanan, Clifton Forge, Fincastle, Glasgow, Goshen, Iron Gate, Rocky Mount, Troutville, Vinton
The Bedford Regional Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) project will expand business development support and entrepreneurial ecosystem development services to program participants in all of the counties, cities and towns within the project area of this regional effort. The Virginia Individual Development Account (VIDA) program will leverage local resources and expertise to create business training, mentorship and funding to support new and expanding businesses. CDBG funding will be utilized to fund VIDA savers at an 8:1 ratio, providing direct incentives into small business training and development. The project is expected to serve 222 savers, with 125 VIDA savers served in the first 18 months.