The City of Glen Cove recently received $375,000 in federal grants for building rehabilitation, youth and senior programs and other initiatives.
The grants, announced at a City Council work session last week include $83,000 for improvements to the heating system at the city senior center to provide more consistent temperatures throughout the building, and for a walk-in and referral program for senior services, Ann Fangmann, executive director of the Glen Cove Community Development Agency, said after the meeting.
Another $138,000 is for signage for municipal garages, downtown walkway improvements and professional services for the potential purchase of blighted properties.
The city will receive $50,000 for rehabilitation of signs and storefronts of businesses, and for improvements to homes of residents 60 or older — and residents with disabilities — who meet income guidelines. Eligible improvements include implementing energy conservation measures, making changes to comply with city code and expanding accessibility for people with disabilities, Fangmann said.
Another $15,500 will go to the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club for a summer program and to repair the gymnasium floor.
Other recipients of grants include the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, the Glen Cove Economic Opportunity Council and the nonprofit groups La Fuerza Unida and Glen Cove Child Day Care Center.
The community development block grants were channeled through the Nassau County Office of Housing and Community Development.