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Revitalization Project Receives Community Development Block Grant
April 16, 2019

Sussex County has received a $350,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to assist Superb Solutions for You, Inc., a small, minority-owned business created by entrepreneurs from the Town of Waverly, with the revitalization of the old Evans lumber yard located in the Town of Waverly. The project will consist of improvements to off-site infrastructure and building exterior for the operation of a water treatment chemical manufacturing facility.

This CDBG Community Economic Development Fund grant supports the company’s $2.3 million investment in revitalizing the existing facility in order to manufacture environmentally friendly water treatment chemicals that mitigate harmful agricultural waste, purify drinking water, and treat wastewater. The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) previously announced a Rail Industrial Access grant to assist the project as well.

According to a statement released by Governor Ralph S. Northam’s office, the Governor noted that “the Community Development Block Grant program continues to be an important tool to assist localities in addressing critical needs, while also fostering regional economic and community development. This funding will support an exciting project in the Town of Waverly that is creating jobs for Virginians and helping build cleaner and more sustainable communities across our Commonwealth.”

This project is funded under the CDBG Community Economic Development Fund (CED), which is designed to support economic development activities, particularly those creating employment opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. Funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis from January 1st through September 30th. Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), and Virginia receives approximately $18.5 million annually for this grant program.

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