Fourth Street in Downtown Williamsport. Photo by Steve Bagwell

Williamsport, Pa. -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a $228,630 grant to the City of Williamsport as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

HUD seal new size.jpg

The program, funded by the CARES Act, provides supplemental funding to local governments to help respond to the difficulties created by COVID-19.

On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

“This pandemic has created problems for local governments that no amount of foresight could have prevented. However, HUD’s decisive action will enable Williamsport to take critical action in responding to the coronavirus.

I thank Secretary Carson and HUD for their support and will continue to advocate for cities and towns across our district to ensure they receive the funds they need to implement effective COVID-19 response measures.”

Support our journalism

Our content is free, but our journalists work hard. 100% of your contribution to goes directly toward helping us cover the important news and events in our region. Thank you for saying that local news matters!

This story was compiled by an NCPA staff reporter from submitted news. To see a list of our editorial staff please visit our staff directory.