2022-23 Recommended CDBG Proposals

Non-Social Service Proposals

AgencyProject DescriptionRecommended Budget
Town of Amherst
Sidewalk construction and replacement along Belchertown Road from Colonial Village to Stanley Street.  $     387,500
Town of AmherstInfrastructure improvements to Southeast Street along the East Street Common in preparation for future housing development.  $     655,000
Valley CDCMicroenterprise assistance program to low/moderate income resident business owners.  $     30,000

Available Budget

Sub-Total $     1,072,500 $  1,072,500

Social Service Proposals

AgencyProject DescriptionRecommended Budget 
Amherst Community Connections
COVID-19 Recovery and Stabilization Housing Program: case workers to assist Amherst households in Amherst who are extremely low income to help them secure long-term affordable housing. 
Amherst Senior Center
Transportation services for senior: new shuttle service for seniors who no longer drive, have mobility impairments, or lack other transportation methods.  $      
Amherst Survival Center
Food Pantry: providing access to nutritious food for Amherst residents with low income. $      102.000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Big Brothers Big Sisters and Amherst Regional Public Schools (ARPS) Family Center Partnership: high-quality mentoring relationships for the children in Amherst who are most in need of this service, as identified by the ARPS Family Center and other school personnel.

 $       53,000
Center for New Americans
Fostering Immigrant Self-Sufficiency: free classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages, instruction in civics, technology and career preparation, and help to immigrants, refugees, and asylum-seekers to attain economic self-sufficiency.  $       30,000
Craig's Doors, A Home Association Inc.
Expanded Access to Housing for Unhoused Individuals: support for expansions to case managements department in order to increase rate of successful housing placements.  $       72,0000
Family Outreach of Amherst
Community Housing Support Program: assist low-income tenants in Amherst to resolve any issues that threaten their

tenancy and works with them on an ongoing basis to stabilize their housing and their lives.

 $       73,000
The Literacy Project
Adult Education for Economic Self-Sufficiency: free, adult literacy classes combined with college and career readiness skill building and advising as a route to self-sufficiency.  $       

Available Budget

Sub-Total $     330,000 $  330,000

Grant Administration15% of Grant
 $ 247,500


 $  1,650,000