A bulk of the Redevelopment Authority's activities involve the improvement and expansion of the County's infrastructure. While the Authority has been implementing infrastructure projects for over 60 years, perhaps the most significant investment in public improvement projects began in 1985 with the advent of the Community Development Bock Grant (CDBG) Small Communities Program. Participation in this program has allowed the Redevelopment Authority to successfully utilize CDBG funds on an annual basis to leverage over $52 million from sources such as U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, PENNVEST, and USDA - RUS.
Since the inception of the Small Communities Community Development Block Grant Program in 1985, the Redevelopment Authority has supported over
- ... 43,408 linear feet of storm sewer installation and improvements
- ... 705,403 linear feet of waterline extensions and replacements
- ... 436,435 linear feet of road reconstruction and construction
- ... 234,167 linear feet of sanitary sewer extensions and replacements
- ... $3.5 million in recreation and public facility enhancements
- ... $10.9 million in Competitive CDBG funding for large waterline and sewer system infrastructure projects.
Over $55.2 million in CDBG funding has been invested to support over 660 community development projects in municipalities throughout Fayette County.