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November 

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The Monadnock Region Coordinating Council Executive Committee will meet at 9:00 a.m. at SWRPC at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

November 

21

The Monadnock Alliance for Sustainable Transportation Bicycle Friendly Community Subcommittee will meet at 4:00 p.m. at the City Hall 2nd Floor Conference Room at 3 Washington Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact Henry Underwood of SWRPC staff.

December 

12

The SWRPC Board of Directors will meet at 3:00 p.m. at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact Becky Baldwin of SWRPC staff.

December 

19

The Monadnock Region Coordinating Council will meet at 9:00 a.m. at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

January 

6

The SWRPC Transportation Advisory Committee will meet at 2:00 p.m. at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact J. B. Mack of SWRPC staff.

January 

17

The SWRPC Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet at 12:00 p.m. at 37 Ashuelot Street in Keene, NH. For more information contact Rebeckah Bullock of SWRPC staff.
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Project Summary of Community Development Block Grants

Administered by Southwest Region Planning Commission

Contents:

 

Economic Development

New Ipswich
Warwick Mills/High Bridge Foundation
CDBG Award: $500,000 (Grant Period: 12/11 to 6/13)
(Total Project Budget: $1,404,498)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    The Town of New Ipswich will receive $500,000 in CDBG funds, which will be sub-granted to the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) who will loan part of the funding to Warwick Mills for equipment purchases and will sub-grant the remaining funds to the High Bridge Foundation for program development and implementation of the foundation’s Green Jobs Partnership Program. As a result of this project at least 25 jobs will be created, the majority of which (at least 61%) will be filled by low to moderate income individuals.

Marlborough
The Mountain Corporation Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $492,000 (Grant Period: 7/10 to 12/11)
(Total Project Budget: $1,242,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate expansion of The Mountain Corporation to meet current demand and increase capacity. The Mountain Corporation dyes and screen-prints proprietary T-shirts predominantly for resale in the gift and souvenir, mail order and mass merchandising industries. The Mountain Corporation has committed to the creation of at least 25 new jobs, where 15 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Hinsdale
Tri-State Firearms, LLC Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $320,000 (Grant Period: 4/10 to 12/11)
(Total Project Budget: $645,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate the relocation and expansion of Tri-State Firearms, LLC. Tri-State Firearms, LLC will be their existing retail store and opening an indoor firing range as part of the project. Tri-State Firearms has committed to the creation of at least 16 new jobs, where 10 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Gilsum
W.S. Badger Company Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $220,000  (Grant Period: 8/09 to 6/11)
(Total Project Budget: $2,060,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate expansion of W.S. Badger Companyinto their new manufacturing and sales facility. W.S. Badger Company manufactures and sells skin products under the name Badger Balm. W.S. Badger Companyhas committed to the creation of at least 11 new jobs, where 7 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Peterborough
Lucci Corp/Northeast Products Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $195,000  (Grant Period: 10/09 to 12/10)
(Total Project Budget: $975,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate expansion of the Lucci Corp./Northeast Products to meet current demand and increase capacity to develop additional product/service lines. Lucci Corp./Northeast Products specializes in outdoor seat cushions and accessories for the Hunting and Stadium industries.  Lucci Corp./Northeast Products has committed to the creation of at least 10 new jobs, where 6 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Walpole
Andrus Associates, LLC Business Purchase and Leasehold Improvements Project

CDBG Award: $180,000  (Grant Period: 6/08 to 6/10)
(Total Project Budget: $415,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate the purchase of Welcome Neighbor! U.S.A. by Andrus Associates, LLC and leasehold improvements to the space rented by the business in the JH Dunning Building in North Walpole. Andrus Associates, LLC has committed to the creation of at least 9 new jobs, where 7 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Rindge
Woodbound Inn Project

CDBG Award: $500,000  (Grant Period: 9/08 to 12/09)
(Total Project Budget: $4,621,500)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation
Project Description:    This project will facilitate the purchase of new equipment by Woodbound Realty, LLC for the Woodbound Inn located in Rindge. Woodbound Realty, LLC has committed to the creation of at least 33 new jobs, where 25 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Nelson
Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music Expansion Project
CDBG Award: $120,000  (Grant Period: 03/08 to 12/09)
(Total Project Budget: $432,985)
Subrecipient:  Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music
Project Description:    This effort will facilitate expansion of the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music with a new year round facility creating 6 new jobs, where 5 of these jobs will be filled by workers from low to moderate income households.

Peterborough
Monadnock Community Hospital Connector Road

CDBG Award: $500,000  (Grant Period: 5/07 to 12/09)
(Total Project Budget: $1,500,000)
Project Description:    Public infrastructure improvement to support job creation in conjunction with Monadnock Community Hospital (MCH). The Town will construct a much needed connector road which will improve general access to MCH.  In turn, MCH will expand its facilities and create at least 38 new jobs, of which 79% will be filled by low/moderate income persons.

Walpole
J.H. Dunning Building Acquisition

CDBG Award: $450,000  (Grant Period: 4/04 to 12/05)
(Total Project Budget: $900,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corp (MEDC)
Project Description:    MEDC invested in purchase and lease back of the J.H. Dunning facility in North Walpole. This effort allowed for job retention of 25 jobs of which 60% are retained for low/moderate income persons.

Cheshire County
Monadnock Business Incubator / Hannah Grimes Marketing Development

CDBG Award: $260,000 (Grant Period: 12/03 to 06/07)
(Total Project Budget: $650,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corp (MEDC)
Project Description:    MEDC invested in the adaptive re-use of the vacant Blaisdell building in Keene to serve as a business incubator.  Tenants in partnership with MEDC agree to create 13 new jobs, of which 60% are to be filled by persons of low/moderate income.

Marlborough
The Mountain Corp. / Tree-Free Greetings, Inc, Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $700,000  (Grant Period: 10/02 to 12/05)
(Total Project Budget: $1,900,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corp (MEDC)
Project Description:    A loan from MEDC will assist The Mountain Corp. and Tree-Free Greetings, Inc. to purchase an existing industrial building in Keene, contributing to the expansion of these two businesses. The companies will create 35 new jobs, 25 filled by workers from low/moderate income households.

Rindge
FAMM Steel, Inc, Expansion Project
CDBG Award: $340,000 (Grant Period: 7/01 to 12/02)
(Total Project Budget: $4,440,000)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Business Ventures (MBV)
Project Description:    A loan from MBV will assist FAMM Steel, Inc. to purchase a new saw drill production line, contributing to the expansion of this structural steel fabrication business.  The company will create 17 new jobs, 11 filled by workers from low/moderate income households.

Walpole
North Walpole Infrastructure Project
CDBG Award: $303,400 (Grant Period: 6/99 to 6/00)
(Total Project Budget:    $ 700,000+ )
Project Description:    This project replaced an existing water line on Main St., and installed a new line running under the railroad to connect with an existing line on Church St.  The increased water flow capacity helped the Len-Tex Corporation to meet State Fire Codes, and allowed the company to expand, retaining 10 jobs and creating 11 new jobs, a total of 13 of which were filled by low/moderate income persons.

Cheshire County
Benson Woodworking Co. Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $340,000 (Grant Period: 11/99 to 10/00)
(Total Project Budget: $2,915,250)
Subrecipient:  Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
Project Description:    A loan from MEDC assisted Benson Woodworking Co. (BWC) with its expansion plan to build a new manufacturing facility in Walpole.  BWC designs and builds timber-framed buildings.   The company created 21 new jobs, 13 filled by workers from low/moderate income households.

Jaffrey
New
England Wood Pellet, Expansion Project
CDBG Award: $130,000 (Grant Period: 5/95 to 7/97)
(Total Project Budget: $400,000)
Subrecipient:  Keene Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC)
Project Description:    This project assisted New England Wood Pellet, Inc. (NEWP) in the purchase of new equipment to increase its capacity to manufacture and distribute a quality wood pellet fuel for burning in residential wood pellet stoves.   The company created 14 new jobs, of which 10 were filled by persons from low/moderate income households.

Hinsdale
Clear Solutions Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $190,000 (Grant Period:  7/94 to 12/95)
(Total Project Budget: $750,000)
Subrecipient:  Keene Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC)
Project Description:    This project involved the relocation of Clear Solutions, Inc. from Greenfield, MA to Hinsdale, but the grant was closed out early as the company found it did not need a loan for the purchase and installation of equipment.

Swanzey
MedCare, Inc. Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $500,000 (Grant Period:  6/94 to 12/97)
(Total Project Budget:    $ 1,800,000 )
Subrecipient:  Keene Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC)
Project Description:    A loan from KIDC to MedCare, Inc. for renovations and improvements to its manufacturing facility helped the company retain 40 existing jobs, and create 10 new full time jobs.  Thirty-eight of the jobs were filled by persons from low/moderate income households.

Walpole
Len-Tex, Inc. Expansion Project

CDBG Award: $120,000 (Grant Period:   7/92 to 12/93)
(Total Project Budget: $810,000)
Subrecipient:  Keene Industrial Development Corporation (KIDC)
Project Description:  This project involved a loan from KIDC to Len-Tex, Inc. for renovations and site improvements to a wall coverings manufacturing facility.  Twelve new full-time jobs were created, of which 10 were filled by persons from low/moderate income households.                                                         "top"

Public Facilities Projects

CheshireCounty
Head Start Early
Childhood Development Center
CDBG Award: $500,000 (Grant Period: 09/07 to 12/09)
(Total Project Budget: $ 4,139,000)
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services
Project Description: Property acquisition of a centrally located social service/Community Action facility.  The CDBG element specifically targets support for the early childhood development center and  its regional administrative offices.

Troy
Water System Improvements (Tank Construction and New Source Well)

CDBG Award: $337,500 (Grant Period: 08/06 to 6/09)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,350,000)
Project Description: Construction of a new water tank and a new source well to replace the outmoded Fassett Brook Reservoir.

Swanzey
Wilson Pond Infrastructure Upgrade Project

CDBG Award: $700,000 (Grant Period: 11/03 to 12/05)
(Total Project Budget: $ 5,369,000)
Project Description: Extending municipal sewer service for 235 residential properties. This effort addressed three community concerns: health risks due to failing septic systems, reduction of the financial impacts on low/moderate income residents and the protection of Wilson Pond from possible pollution due to aging septic systems.

Winchester
Snow Road
Infrastructure Upgrade Project
CDBG Award: $256,200 (Grant Period: 12/02 to 6/04)
(Total Project Budget: $ 282,075)
Project Description: Extending municipal sewer service and replacing approximately 2000 feet of aging and substandard water mains in a residential neighborhood in Winchester.
 

CheshireCounty
Reuse of Historic Mill Buildings
CDBG Award: $90,000 (Grant Period: 12/01 to 6/03)
(Total Project Budget: $ 360,000)
Subrecipient: Keene Housing Authority (KHA)
Project Description: Rehabilitation of two historic brick mill buildings for use as a Congregate Resource Center for residents of KHA’s Harper Acres elderly housing development.
 

Troy
HeadStart Daycare Center
CDBG Award: $501,507 (Grant Period: 12/01 to 6/03)
(Total Project Budget: $ 631,507)
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS)
Project Description: The proposed construction of a 4,000 square foot Head Start and Daycare Center adjacent to the Troy Elementary School was canceled due to decreased enrollment.
 

Winchester
Maple St. Neighborhood Water Line
CDBG Award: $322,665 (Grant Period: 1/00 to 6/01)
(Total Project Budget: $ 322,665)
Project Description: Replacement of approximately 2000 feet of aging and substandard water mains in a residential neighborhood in downtown Winchester.

CheshireCounty
Keene Housing Authority Family Activity Center
CDBG Award: $133,000 (Grant Period: 3/98 to 6/99)
(Total Project Budget: $ 133,000)
Subrecipient: Keene Housing Authority (KHA)
Project Description: The Family Activity Center provides a classroom and meeting space at KHA’s North and Gilsum St. complex, used for after-school activities, computer training, and other education and counseling programs.
 

Swanzey
HeadStart Center
CDBG Award: $350,000 (Grant Period: 3/98 to 6/99)
(Total Project Budget: $ 478,077)
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS)
Project Description: Acquisition of a site in West Swanzey area and construction of a new Head Start Center serving up to eighteen (18) children from low/moderate income families.
 

Walpole
Access Improvements to Town Hall & Library

CDBG Award: $ 40,000 (Grant Period: 3/98 to 6/99)
(Total Project Budget: $ 85,000)
Project Description: Construction of an outside ramp for access to Town Hall and an accessible entrance and bathroom at the Bridge Memorial Library.
 

Marlborough
Water-line Extension Project

CDBG Award: $ 290,000 (Grant Period: 3/97 to 12/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 462,000 )
Project Description: The Town installed a pump station to supply Mountain View Mobile Home Park with municipal water. The project included acquisition of easements through properties connecting the reservoir and the park. The water line was extended up to the park's property line, where the owner, in turn, connected the line to a completely updated water system within the park. Improvements to a nearby fire pond and hydrant were also included in the project.
 

Cheshire County
Handicapped Access Initiative Project
CDBG Award: $ 220,000 (Grant Period: 6/96 to 6/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 387,000 )
Subrecipient: Various municipalities and schools within Cheshire County
Project Description: As a direct result of the 1995 Cheshire County ADA/504 Pilot Project awarded SWRPC, the County set a goal of supporting construction of elderly and handicapped access to existing municipal and public school buildings and public property located in within its boundaries. The County subgranted funds to communities and public schools on a 1:1 matching basis to make existing public buildings and programs more accessible.  In exchange for this assistance, each public entity developed a survey of its properties and programs, created an ADA/504 Transition Plan and appointed a Compliance Coordinator to oversee future issues related to access.
 

Cheshire County
Handicapped Access Initiative Project Phase II
CDBG Award: $88,000 (Grant Period: 7/97 to 12/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 177,100)
Subrecipient: Various municipalities and schools within Cheshire County
Project Description: A continuation of the earlier grant to fund projects identified by the Pilot Project but which were not able to be implemented because the Phase I grant application was only partially funded.

Walpole
Drewsville Head Start & Affordable Housing Project

CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 7/95 to 6/97)
(Total Project Budget: $1,100,000 )
Subrecipient: Drewsville Carriage House Associates, L.P. (SCS)
Project Description: This project rehabilitated the historic "Drewsville Mansion" and Carriage House in the Village of Drewsville into a Head Start Center for 17 children of low/moderate income households and five affordable apartments. This property has been admitted to the National Register of Historic Places, and both Historic and Low Income Housing tax credits were combined with the CDBG funding.
 

Winchester
Ashuelot Head Start Project

CDBG Award: $ 191,743 (Grant Period: 7/93 to 6/95)
(Total Project Budget: $ 275,000 )
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services, Inc. (SCS)
Project Description: This project involved the conversion of a barn in the Village of Ashuelot into a Head Start Center for 20 children from low/moderate income households. It also included the rehabilitation of an attached multifamily apartment building. (See Housing Projects )
 

Rindge
Monadnock Park Co-op Infrastructure Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 7/93 to 12/94)
(Total Project Budget: $ 350,000 )
Subrecipient: Monadnock Park Cooperative
Project Description: This project provided for infrastructure improvements, including new septic systems and water system upgrades to the Monadnock Tenants Cooperative manufactured housing park in Rindge.
 

Marlborough
Mt.View Mobile Home Park Sewer Ext. Project.
CDBG Award: $ 189,000 (Grant Period: 8/92 to 11/93)
(Total Project Budget: $ 367,538 )
Subrecipient: Mountain View Mobile Home Park
Project Description: This project extended the town's sewer line to Mountain View Mobile Home Park and connected 35 manufactured homes to the municipal sewer system.                                                                                          "top"

Housing Projects

City of Keene
Brookbend West Housing
CDBG Award: $ 500,000 (Grant Period: 8/11 to 6/13)
(Total Project Budget: $1,500,000 )
Subrecipient: Brookbend West Housing Associates.  
Project Description: This project involves the sitework in support of the reconstruction of 35 units of affordable housing. All 35 units will provide affordable housing for Low and Moderate Income Households.
 

Cheshire County
Unity Place Accessible Housing
CDBG Award: $ 500,000 (Grant Period: 3/10 to 6/12)
(Total Project Budget: $1,500,000 )
Subrecipient: Unity Housing.  
Project Description: This project involves the sitework in support of the construction of 8 units of affordable accessible housing. All 8 units will provide affordable, accessible housing for Low and Moderate Income Households.
 

Swanzey
Page Homestead Senior Housing
CDBG Award: $ 500,000 (Grant Period: 8/08 to 6/10)
(Total Project Budget: $5,923,800 )
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services, Inc.  
Project Description: This project involves the construction of water and sewer infrastructure and other sitework in support of the construction of 38 units of affordable senior housing within the Town of Swanzey. All 38 units will provide elderly housing for Low and Moderate Income Households. 
 

Jaffrey
Jaffrey Mill Housing Rehabilitation
CDBG Award: $ 500,000 (Grant Period: 1/07 to 12/08)
(Total Project Budget: $6,078,125 )
Subrecipient: Great Bridge Properties  
Project Description: Rehabilitation of a vacant mill building within the center of Jaffrey. This project entails the creation of 30 new housing units for low and moderate income populations. SWRPC took on the administration this grant at the request of the Town.
 

Cheshire County
Housing Rehabilitation Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 2/07 to 12/09)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,050,000 )
Project Description: Fifty homes owned or occupied by low-to moderate-income residents will be renovated to meet health and safety codes. CDBG funds are matched 3:1 with funding through Southwestern Community Services, Inc.

Cheshire County
Stone Arch Village
CDBG Award: $ 980,000 (Grant Period: 4/04 to 12/06)
(Total Project Budget: $ 7,291,463)
Project Description: Site acquisition and construction.  This project was initiated by the Keene Housing Authority and provides 24 units of “family/workforce” housing and 33 units of senior housing. CDBG funds were devoted to acquisition and site preparation.

Winchester
Warwick Meadow Senior Housing
CDBG Award: $500,000 (Grant Period: 3/04 to 6/06)
(Total Project Budget: $2,900,054 )
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services/Warwick Meadow Senior Housing Associates, LP
Project Description: This project provided for the acquisition and site improvements to support 24 units of senior housing.
 

Cheshire County
Housing Rehabilitation Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 6/03 to 6/05)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,400,000 )
Project Description: Fifty homes owned or occupied by low-to moderate-income residents will be renovated to meet health and safety codes. CDBG funds are matched 3:1 with funding through Southwestern Community Services, Inc.
 

Cheshire County
Housing Rehabilitation Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 6/03 to 6/05)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,400,000)
Project Description: Fifty homes owned or occupied by low-to moderate-income residents will be renovated to meet health and safety codes. CDBG funds are matched 3:1 with funding through Southwestern Community Services, Inc.
 

Alstead
Alstead Senior Housing Project

CDBG Award: $ 700,000 (Grant Period: 6/02 to 6/05)
(Total Project Budget: $ 2,875,000)
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services, Inc.
Project Description: Support to construct twenty apartment units near Alstead Village affordable to low income seniors. Services will be provided to residents through an active senior meals program nearby.
 

Winchester
South Parrish Road Coop Infrastructure Project
CDBG Award: $207,580 (Grant Period: 12/00 to 6/02)
(Total Project Budget: $ 415,160)
Subrecipient: South Parrish Road Cooperative Mobile Home Park
Project Description: This project will upgrade water lines, replace failing septic systems, and install a cistern and hydrant for fire protection in the resident-owned park.
 

Rindge
Monadnock Tenants Coop Infrastructure Project

CDBG Award: $350,000 (Grant Period: 12/00 to 6/02)
(Total Project Budget: $ 350,000)
Subrecipient: Monadnock Tenants Cooperative Mobile Home Park
Project Description: This project will upgrade water storage, pumping and distribution systems, install a shared septic system for 8 homes, and improve drainage and roads within the resident-owned park.
 

Cheshire County
Housing Rehabilitation Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000  (Grant Period: 6/00 to 12/01)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,400,000 )
Project Description: Fifty homes owned or occupied by low-to moderate-income residents will be renovated to meet health and safety codes. CDBG funds are matched 3:1 with funding through Southwestern Community Services, Inc.

Troy
Troy Senior Housing Project
CDBG Award: $ 700,000 (Grant Period: 12/98 to 6/00)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,795,000)
Subrecipient: Troy Senior Housing Associates Limited Partnership
Project Description: This two-year project combines new construction with rehabilitation of two historic buildings at the southern end of the Town Common, to create fifteen apartments affordable to low income seniors. Supportive services will be provided to residents on site.
 

Winchester
Elm Street
Cooperative Infrastructure Project
CDBG Award: $350,000 (Grant Period: 12/98 to 6/00)
(Total Project Budget: $ 350,000)
Subrecipient: Elm Street Cooperative Mobile Home Park
Project Description: This project will replace aging water lines, and improve drainage and roads within the resident-owned park.
 

Cheshire County
Keene East Side Senior Housing Project
CDBG Award: $ 975,000 (Grant Period: 7/98 to 12/99)
(Total Project Budget: $ 2,995,000)
Subrecipient: Keene East Side Senior Housing Associates Limited Partnership
Project Description: This two-year project will rehabilitate the historic Beaver Mill Building to create thirty apartments affordable to low income seniors. Supportive services will be provided to residents on site.
 

Jaffrey
Jaffrey Affordable Housing Project

CDBG Award: $ 280,000 (Grant Period: 3/97 to 6/98)
(Total Project Budget: $1,000,000 )
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services (SCS)
Project Description: This project involved the acquisition and rehabilitation of 12 apartments in the center of Jaffrey. Two of the three buildings were renovated, and the third was demolished and a duplex erected in its place. The resulting 9 housing units are to be kept affordable to low/moderate income households for a minimum of twenty years.
 

Cheshire County
Transitional Housing Rehabilitation Project

CDBG Award: $ 150,000  (Grant Period: 3/97 to 6/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 150,000 )
Subrecipient: Cheshire Housing Trust (CHT)
Project Description: CHT renovated four residential buildings, and converted a garage at a Transitional Shelter, into a multi-purpose meeting/class room for delivery of needed services. All beneficiaries must meet low/moderate income guidelines.
 

Walpole
North Walpole Affordable Housing Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 7/95 to 12/96)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,220,000 )
Subrecipient: North Walpole Village Housing Associates, L. P. (SCS)
Project Description: This project involved the acquisition and rehabilitation of 16 apartments in the Village of North Walpole, with all units to be rented to low/moderate income households.

Troy
Troy Affordable Housing Project
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 7/94 to 12/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,140,000 )
Subrecipient: Troy Common Associates L. P. (SCS)
Project Description: This project involved the acquisition and rehabilitation of 12 apartments to be rented to low/moderate income households.  The project included considerable restoration work as the NH Division of Historic Resources found the three apartment buildings to have historic significance in relation to Troy’s Common.
 

Sullivan
Sullivan Housing Rehabilitation Project

CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 7/94 to 12/96)
(Total Project Budget: $ 480,000 )
Subrecipient: Town of Sullivan
Project Description: This project provided direct housing rehabilitation assistance to 20 low/moderate income households in the Town of Sullivan.  The total project budget included leveraged funds from other sources to adequately address code and health related requirements.
 

Marlborough
Marlborough Affordable Housing Project
CDBG Award: $ 320,000 (Grant Period: 7/93 to 6/95)
(Total Project Budget: $ 620,000 )
Subrecipient: Cheshire Housing Trust (CHT)
Project Description: This project involved the acquisition and rehabilitation of ten apartment units to be rented to low/moderate households. Similar to the Troy AH project, considerable care was needed to protect the historic integrity of the buildings.
 

Winchester
Ashuelot Affordable Housing Project
Town’s Program Income: $ 24,000 (Grant Period: 7/93 to 12/94)
(Total Project Budget: $ 24,000 )
Subrecipient: Southwestern Community Services (SCS)
Project Description: Using Program Income from a previous CDBG project, the Town of Winchester granted funds to SCS to complete renovations on a five unit apartment building in Ashuelot. The housing rehabilitation was phase I of a larger CDBG project: Ashuelot Head Start Center. (see Public Facilities)                 "top"

Feasibility Studies

Hinsdale
Ash Swamp Brook Cooperative Infrastructure Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $12,000 (Grant Period: 10/09 to 12/10)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Project Description: The study will assess deficiencies in the water and wastewater infrastructure systems at the Ash Swamp Brook Cooperative, and create recommendations for improvements and cost estimates for the water and wastewater infrastructure systems.
 

Rindge
Senior Housing Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $12,000 (Grant Period: 9/07 to 12/08)
(Total Project Budget: $ 15,575 )
Project Description: Study of parcel area and qualities to examine how a dedicated parcel can support the development of a senior housing facility within the Town’s village center.
  

Greenville
Town Hall Evaluation for Handicap Accessibility
CDBG Award: $12,000 (Grant Period: 6/02 to 6/03)
(Total Project Budget: $ 14,000 )
Project Description: The study provided and evaluation and recommendations to update the functionality of the Town Hall with a particular emphasis on handicap accessibility.  

Winchester
Snow Road
Infrastructure Upgrade Feasibility Study
CDBG Award: $12,000 (Grant Period: 6/02 to 6/03)
(Total Project Budget: $ 13,000 )
Project Description: The study will assess deficiencies in the water distribution system on Snow Road, and create preliminary designs and cost estimates for replacing water lines, extending sewer service, improving drainage and upgrading the road.
 

Walpole
Water System Improvements Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $ 12,000 (Grant Period: 6/00 to 6/01)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Project Description: The study identified and evaluated alternatives for treating the high levels of manganese and radon found in the North Walpole Village system, and for addressing other deficiencies in the water system. The study provided cost estimates, prioritized needs based on health and safety risks, and conducted an income survey of water system users.
 

Peterborough
Gates Mill Affordable Housing Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $ 12,000 (Grant Period: 5/99 to 6/2000)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Project Description: The study will evaluate the building’s condition, and feasibility of converting it to affordable apartments.  Cost estimates will be developed for any suggested improvements.
 

Winchester
Water System Improvements Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $ 12,000 (Grant Period: 4/98 to 12/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Project Description: The study identified and evaluated alternatives for addressing deficiencies in the municipal water system, and prepared cost estimates, prioritized needs based on health and safety risks, and conducted an income survey of water system users.

Gilsum
Municipal Sewage Disposal Alternatives Analysis

CDBG Award: $ 11,000 (Grant Period: 7/97 to 6/98)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Project Description:  The study examined the feasibility of a municipal sewage system for the village, defined the specific needs for such a system and presented alternatives and cost estimates.
 

Troy
Community Center Feasibility Study
CDBG Award: $ 12,000 (Grant Period: 4/97 to 12/97)
(Total Project Budget: $ 13,000 )
Project Description: This study examined the feasibility of constructing a community center. A potential site was identified and conceptual plans and cost estimates created and coordinated with other redevelopment goals and efforts in the village center.
 

Marlborough
Housing Feasibility Stu
dy
CDBG Award: $ 10,000 (Grant Period: 7/92 to 9/93)
(Total Project Budget: $ 10,000 )
Subrecipient: Cheshire Housing Trust (CHT)
Project Description: This study evaluated the availability of affordable housing in the Town of Marlborough. The Study findings ultimately led to an Affordable Housing Project through Cheshire Housing Trust.
 

Rindge
Monadnock Park Co-op Improve. Feasibility Study
CDBG Award: $ 9,000 (Grant Period: 7/92 to 12/93)
(Total Project Budget: $ 9,000 )
Project Description: This study evaluated the need for infrastructure improvements to the Monadnock Park Cooperative manufactured housing park in the Town of Rindge.
 

Sullivan
Sullivan Housing Rehabilitation Feasibility Study

CDBG Award: $ 10,000 (Grant Period: 7/92 to 12/93)
(Total Project Budget: $ 10,000 )
Project Description: This feasibility study evaluated the availability of affordable housing in the Town of Sullivan and led to the successful Sullivan Housing Rehabilitation grant.

Pilot Projects

 
Cheshire County
Cheshire County ADA Pilot Project
CDBG Award: $ 12,000 (Grant Period: 7/95 to 12/95)
(Total Project Budget: $ 12,000 )
Subrecipient: Southwest Region Planning Commission (SWRPC)
Project Description: This project evaluated the need for elderly/handicapped access improvements to public facilities within the participating municipalities of Cheshire County. The Planning Commission worked closely with staff from such agencies as the US Justice Department, the NH Governor’s Commission on Disability, and the NH Division of Historical Resources. The results of the Pilot Project lead to a successful implementation grant application. (See Public Facilities)                             "top"

Emergency Grants

Greenville
Emergency Grant (Post Flood)
CDBG Award: $ 208,766 (Grant Period: 10/11 to 6/13)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,100,000 )
Project Description: This grant was applied for and awarded as a result of the March 2010 flood event that caused a significant landslide on a steep slope on the north side of the Otis Falls Hydro impoundment on the Souhegan River.  The landslide caused the closure of High Street in Greenville, which is a major route between the towns of Greenville and New Ipswich. The project will repair the slope and prevent further erosion problems at that location.

Alstead
Emergency Grant (Post Flood Housing)
CDBG Award: $ 350,000 (Grant Period: 5/06 to 6/08)
(Total Project Budget: $ 1,100,000 )
Project Description: This grant was applied for and awarded as a result of the October 2005 flood event (Presidential Disaster Declaration 1610). The purpose of this grant is to provide housing opportunities to income eligible households displaced by flooding.

Jaffrey
Emergency Grant (Public Facilities)
CDBG Award: $ 35,570 (Grant Period: 07/01/92 to 06/30/93)
Subrecipient: Duval Mobile Home Park
Project Description: This grant provided for the replacement of a failed septic system.                                                                                          "top"

Disaster Recovery Grants

Prior to the 2005 flood event, New Hampshire received a special appropriation to the CDBG program after storm events in 1998 prompted two Presidential Disaster Declarations. Specific disaster recovery criteria were applied to these projects in addition to the typical CDBG program requirements.
 
Winchester
Back Ashuelot Road
Disaster Recovery Grant (Public Facilities)
(Grant Period: 12/00 to 06/02) CDBG Award: $ 183,302
Project Description: This grant provided for the extending a municipal water line, upgrading of seven culverts, and repaving of approximately 3000 feet of road that had been damaged by run-off.

CheshireCounty
Hazard Mitigation Planning Disaster Recovery Grant (Public Facilities)
(Grant Period: 06/01 to 12/02) CDBG Award: $ 14,185
Project Description: This project will identify and locate facilities vulnerable to potential hazards in the Ashuelot River watershed. This information will be entered into Regional Risk Analysis Database to serve as the basis for future hazard mitigation planning.
 

Town of Hinsdale CDBG Award: $ 6,433
Town of Swanzey CDBG Award: $ 6,952
Town of Winchester CDBG Award: $ 8,005
Hazard Mitigation Planning Disaster Recovery Grant (Public Facilities)
(Grant Period: 06/01 to 12/02)
Project Description: This series of projects identified and ranked potential hazards in each town, and input this data into the a Regional Risk Analysis database which was then used to create individual All-Hazards Mitigation Plans tailored to each town.                                                                                            "top"