Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced more than $6.8 million in Community Development Block Grant funding.
In a press release, the governor's office says the money will be spent on 11 projects in Virginia. According to the press release, since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).
They say Virginia receives more than $16 million annually for this small cities grant program. The governor's office says CDBG grants are awarded through a competitive process.
Most projects benefit low and moderate-income persons, and many projects are targeted for the prevention or elimination of slums and blighting conditions.
Some of the money went to projects in Southwest Virginia. They include:
$400,000 for the Frying Pan Waterline Extension Project in Dickenson County.
$412,176 for the Glade Spring Downtown Development Project.
$1,000,000 for the Stephens Sewer Line Extension in Wise County.
$337,500 for the Hidden Valley Water System in Washington County.
$800,000 for the Hurley Regional Water Project Phase IV in Buchanan County.