How should Riverhead spend $143K in grant funds?

MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Riverhead Town Hall on Howell Avenue.
MICHAEL WHITE PHOTO | Riverhead Town Hall on Howell Avenue.

Riverhead Town will soon be receiving federal grant funding to help develop the community, and town officials are asking for the community’s input on how to spend it.

In April, Riverhead will be receiving about $143,261 in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, which can be used toward a variety of projects benefitting low and moderate-income residents.

Examples of eligible projects include housing rehabilitation, eliminating physical barriers to the handicapped, public facilities and improvements, street improvements, public service activities, and neighborhood improvement programs.

The town will be holding a public hearing on Wed. Nov. 6. at 2:05 p.m. to hear ideas from area residents about community development needs. It will be held at Riverhead Town Hall located at 200 Howell Avenue.

Residents can also submit written comments by Nov. 15., to:

Riverhead Town Hall
Community Development Department
200 Howell Avenue,
Riverhead, New York 11901

How do you think the town should spend its CDBG grant funds? Let us know in the comments.