FEDERAL CDBG FUNDS SUPPORT TRACK IMPROVEMENTS AND SERVICES IN CAMPBELL
SAN JOSE –Santa Clara County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program supported several key projects in the City of Campbell over the past year, including the resurfacing of the Campbell Community Center Track and local homelessness prevention efforts, according to a report approved by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.
“The organizations that benefit from CDBG funds provide services that cross supervisorial boundaries,” says Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian. “Campbell may not be in my district, but nearby communities are able to benefit from improved access to the public facilities.”
Aided by the County’s roughly $350,000 contribution of federal CDBG funds, the Community Center Track received a new synthetic surface to address surface tears and improve accessibility. The track reopened to the public earlier this year.
In addition, the nonprofit organization Sacred Heart Community Services received additional CDBG funds for their Homelessness Prevention Program. This program provides 1-on-1 housing and referral services to help low-income individuals and families maintain their housing and avoid becoming homeless. Though based in San Jose, Sacred Heart serves the following Campbell zip codes: 95008, 95117, 95125, and 95128.
Created in 1974 by the Housing and Community Development Act, the CDBG Program is federally funded and aims to assist local jurisdictions in supporting low-income and special needs residents.