State distributes community development grants

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The state is distributing a round of community development block grants Monday. The federal program will support handicapped accessibility, low-income housing and economic development in Vermont.

– The town of West Rutland is getting $80,000 to provide handicapped access to three floors of its town hall.

– Castleton is receiving a $30,000 planning grant to analyze an assisted living retirement community in the area.

– North Country Hospital in Newport is getting $40,000 for a feasibility study on a power generation plant there.

– And the city of Barre is getting $60,000 for repairs and improvements to an affordable housing development.

The block grant program is administered by the state Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

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