FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John N. Duckett, Jr., City Manager
CITY OF SHASTA LAKE AWARDED $3.3 MILLION STATE OF CALIFORNIA CDBG PROGRAM TO SUPPORT STREET IMPROVEMENTS
SHASTA LAKE, Calif. (December 2, 2020) – The City of Shasta Lake has been awarded over $3.3 million in grant funds from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program for the engineering and construction (pavement overlay) for the City’s 2021 Street Rehabilitation project.
City staff applied for, and the City awarded, CDBG grant funds through the 2020 Notice of Funding Availability. These funds are federal pass through funds administered by the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development. The limits of the Project were restricted to eligible low- and moderate-income areas within the City using the following census tract and block group. The estimated total construction cost for the project is $3.3 million, with the grant covering 99 percent of the project cost. The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate the existing pavement and improve safety for all users, including pedestrians, cars, and other modes of transportation.
Added City Manager, John Duckett:
“City staff understands citizens are concerned with the current condition of City streets. With limited funding, staff has worked diligently to secure State and Federal funding sources when available to repair failing streets. Since 2016 the City has completed three major street projects on heavily used road sections which included the repaving of Ashby Road, Cascade Boulevard, and Pine Gove Avenues. This funding is in addition to the $1.2 million the City Council appropriated in the City’s 2020/21 fiscal year budget for street paving. This grant funding will allow the City to complete much needed street paving (see attached map) in a large section of the downtown area. Overall, the 2021 street paving program will be the largest street paving project in the City’s history. The project will begin in the spring of 2021. While some of the funding is limited to areas the State determines to be eligible, we anticipate applying for other areas within the City when funding becomes available in 2021.”
For further information on all City of Shasta Lake projects, please visit the City website at www.cityofshastalake.org.