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November 28, 2012

Community Legacy Program will pay for projects in Allegany, Garrett

Cumberland using $100,000 to make Frederick Street building more accessible

CUMBERLAND — With nearly $200,000 each, Allegany and Garrett counties will receive their share of Community Legacy Program awards announced by Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Wednesday.

The city of Cumberland was awarded $100,000 for repairs and upgrades to 19 Frederick St. to make the building more conducive to redevelopment by providing improved accessibility.

The city will also get $16,000 for its residential shade tree planting program, which provides free or low-cost trees to home owners.

Frostburg will use its $50,000 to reimburse property owners who restore fa-cades in the downtown area.

Garrett County Community Action Committee will receive $147,000 to be split among the following pro-jects:

The Deer Park community/municipal facility will use $97,000 for building repair; Oakland Streetscape’s $25,000 will help make the downtown more attractive; another $25,000 will be used to improve Glades Town Park.

Brown was joined by Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Secretary Raymond Skinner in announcing the $5.5 million to be distributed by that agency, which manages the program.

“These awards will go a long way to promoting economic growth, community revitalization, affordable housing and tourism,” said Brown. “I salute the hard work of the recipients of this year’s awards and their commitment to their communities, which will greatly benefit cities and towns all over our state.”

The goal of Community Legacy is to provide local governments and community development organizations with funding for essential projects geared toward retaining and attracting businesses and encouraging homeownership and commercial revitalization.

This year’s grants will benefit 58 projects in 19 counties and Baltimore City.

“Community Legacy is an innovative program that invests in cities and towns throughout our state,” said Skinner. “These awards help create jobs, move local economic development efforts forward and allow neighborhoods to thrive. As these communities prosper, Maryland as a whole does, too.”

The announcement was held in Baltimore’s City Arts Building, which received Community Legacy funding three years ago, and has since become an anchor for the revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood.

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