The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $640,972 in funding to four jurisdictions in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District through the Community Development Block Grant program. This funding was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:
“The CARES Act directed support to local governments to help relieve the strain placed on them by the coronavirus outbreak. Some of our jurisdictions will receive $640,972 of this emergency funding, offering more flexibility for local governments to serve their citizens amid this public health emergency.”
Griffith supported the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27.
Ninth District local governments receiving funding include:
Blacksburg – $314,277
Bristol – $159,013
Christiansburg – $62, 234
Radford – $105,448