2021 CDBG Recommended Proposals


Non-social Service Activities

ApplicantProject DescriptionOriginal BudgetRecommended Budget
Town of AmherstHickory Ridge: Planning and Construction for Pedestrian Access to Hickory Ridge and Pomeroy Village Center$165,000.00$185,076.00
Town of AmherstKellogg Avenue Safety and Accessibility Improvements: new sidewalks and crosswalks$150,000.00$170,076.00
Amherst Housing AuthorityWatson Farms: Roof Replacement Project$161,022.00$181,098.00
Town of AmherstBangs Community Center ADA Improvement Project: Make the southern courtyard accessible $100,000.00
Town of AmherstMunson Memorial Library ADA Improvement Project: Improve HP Parking, front walkway, and doors$100,000.00


Social Service Activities

ApplicantProject DescriptionOriginal BudgetRecommended Budget
Amherst Survival CenterFood Pantry: access to nutritious food for low-income residents of Amherst, including children, seniors, people experiencing homelessness, individuals and families.$70,000.00 $      51,100.00
The Literacy ProjectAdult Education for Economic Self-Sufficiency: free adult literacy classes combined with college and career
  readiness skill building and advising
$20,000.00 $      15,350.00
Big Brothers Big SistersBig Brothers Big Sisters and Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center Partnership: high-quality mentoring relationships for the children$40,000.00 $      29,200.00
Family Outreach of AmherstCommunity Housing and Support Program: Services to support and work toward housing stabilization$50,000.00 $      36,500.00
Amherst Community ConnectionsCOVID-19 Housing Based Homeless Services Program: social services to find housing$45,000.00 $      32,850.00
Craig's DoorsOpening Doors and Developing Success Project: case management services to homeless to help secure housing$40,000.00
Center for New AmericansImmigrant Self Sufficiency: free classes in English for Speaker of Other Languages; instruction in civics, technology and career preparation$25,000.00
Collaborative for Educational ServicesIncreasing Food Security through the Amherst Mobile Market$33,366.00
Amherst MediaTechnology training and programs for youths $      27,709.01

$351,075.01 $    165,000.00