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$2.38M In Federal Grants Go To Rockland Communities, Organizations

Ramapo got a $138,850 federal grant to make improvements to Ida Road. Photo Credit: Google maps screen shot
Rockland County Executive Ed Day with Commissioner of Human Rights Penny Jennings at the Rockland County Courthouse. Photo Credit: Facebook

NEW CITY, N.Y. -- Dozens of municipalities, nonprofit groups and community organizations will be sharing more than $2 million in federal grants, Rockland County officials announced Thursday.

County Executive Ed Day and Rockland’s new commissioner of human rights, Penny Jennings, said that the money is coming from Community Development Block Grant and the Emergency Solutions Grant programs.

Both programs are administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

"These grants will improve our roads, strengthen our neighborhoods and help our youngest and oldest residents," Day said. "All areas of Rockland will benefit."

Day said the county will work with recipients to make sure they get the most out of the $2.38 million in grants.

Among the top grants awarded were $138,850 for improvements to Ida Road in the town of Ramapo, and $150,000 to improve sidewalks in the village of Haverstraw.

Other public facilities block grants were awarded to:

  • Haverstraw: Bowline Point Park playground, $75,000; signage improvement partnership project, $15,000.
  • Kaser: Rita Avenue culvert improvement, $100,000; community park, $80,096.
  • Nyack : Midland Avenue sidewalks, $32,500.
  • Spring Valley : Street improvements, $100,000.
  • Suffern : Wayne Avenue sidewalk project, $110,000.
  • West Haverstraw : Improvements for safer streets Phase II, $100,000.
Public service activities grants went to:
  • Sloatsburg: Children's Scholarship program, $13,000.
  • Center For Safety & Change: Aftercare program, $25,000.
  • Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture, Inc.: African dance, music, culture program, $8,000.
  • Community Outreach Center: Workplace readiness program, $12,000.
  • Haitian American Cultural & Social Organization: First time home buying, housing advocacy, and financial education program, $20,000.
  • Jawonio: Commercial cleaner training, $23,500.
  • Jeevan Jyoti, I nc.: Education and support of senior citizens, $10,000.
  • Legal Aid Society of Rockland County : Landlord/Tenant advocacy, $36,500.
  • Legal Services of the Hudson Valley : Rockland elder program, $25,000.
  • Literacy Solutions: Web-based tutor support program provides training to volunteers who provide adult literacy services, $12,500.
  • M.A.D.E. Transitional Services: Project Fresh Start, $16,500.
  • Meals On Wheels : Homebound meal delivery wait list relief program, $25,000.
  • Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Cente r: After school program, $25,000.
  • Nyack Center: Youth enrichment resource program, $12,000.
  • Rockland Jewish Family Servi ce: Senior support network, $20,000.
  • Spring Valley Housing Authority : Neighborhood stabilization program, $10,000.
  • Together Our Unity Can Heal (TOU CH): Eating well nutrition program, $20,000.
  • Women's Enterprise Development Center: Small business training program, $20,872.
  • West Street Child Care Learning Center: Summer enrichment program, $10,000.

Emergency solutions grants went to:

  • Legal Aid Society of Rockland County , $30,000.
  • Center For Safety & Chang e, $90,000.
  • Catholic Charities Community Servic es, $50,777.

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