City of Arlington Receives National Community Development Award
By Office of Communication
Posted on May 29, 2012, May 29, 2012

The City of Arlington has been awarded the 2012 John A. Sasso National Community Development Week Award for the outstanding efforts of the Community Development and Planning Department's Grants Management Division. The award is presented by the National Community Development Association (NCDA).

The division participated in the National Community Development Week on April 17 by providing a tour of 20 city projects funded in part with Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) or the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The tour included projects in the Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy area, such as the Center Street Pedestrian Trail, Vandergriff Historic Preservation Office Building, Boys and Girls Club façade improvement projects and Founders Plaza. Tour brochures were presented to Texas Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson and John Cornyn and Rep. Joe Barton, TX, with an introductory letter from Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck.

Grants Coordinators Nora Coronado and Angela Norman will receive the award on behalf of the city at the 2012 NCDA Annual Conference on June 20-22 in Palm Springs, CA.

The award recognizes communities that exemplify the spirit of the CDBG program. Recipients were selected based on the quality of local partnerships, leveraging of program dollars, the sustainability of projects funded with CDBG and the value and need for CDBG funding in the community.

NCDA is a national nonprofit organization comprised of more than 550 local governments across the country that administer federally-supported community and economic development, housing and human service programs, including programs of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CDBG and the HOME programs.

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