The towns of Great Barrington and Sheffield are jointly applying for a Community Development Block Grant to be used for infrastructure projects in both towns, and also to establish a Housing Rehabilitation Program in both towns. To ensure the grant application for this program is as competitive as possible, they need to show there is interest in this program.
These funds, up to $1 million, will be allocated in for infrastructure projects and the Housing Rehabilitation Program. This program would offer a no-cost loan or grant to homeowners to make needed structural, insulation, and other repairs including energy efficiency upgrades. Grant amounts would be according the work needed, perhaps anywhere from $5,000 to $30,000.
Here is the link to the survey: http://tinyurl.com/CDBG2014 . Hard copy surveys are also available, in the libraries, town hall, and senior center.
If you have any questions, please contact:
For the Town of Great Barrington:
Town Planner Chris Rembold @ 413-528-1619 x7, or email: crembold@Townofgb.org
For the Town of Sheffield:
Town Administrator Rhonda LaBombard @ 413-229-7000 x 152 or fax: 229-7010 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org