CORAL SPRINGS, FL – Coral Springs will spend $794,750 in the coming year to improve life for people living in the city’s poorest neighborhoods.

The money -- all of it federal -- will go toward projects that include improving sidewalks and parking lots, offering scholarships for youth to play in local sports, and creating free programs for senior citizens in communities mostly along Sample Road from Coral Ridge Drive to Rock Island Road, city officials said.

Coral Springs City Commission approved last month the spending of its annual federal Community Development Block Grant program, which is aimed at reducing blight, improving housing, and establishing activities and programs for low-to-moderate income residents in designated neighborhoods.

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Since 2000, the city has received $16.4 million in block grant funds, according to a city memo.

In the coming fiscal year, the block grant projects will be :

- Sample Road Project: $102,335

Remove existing asphalt and replace it with concrete that is compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

- NW 85th Avenue Sidewalk Replacement: $70,000

Remove existing asphalt and replace it with a concrete sidewalk that is in compliance with ADA.

- NW 91st Avenue Sidewalk Replacement: $112,000

Remove existing asphalt and replace it with a concrete sidewalk that is in compliance with ADA.

- NW 35th Court Sidewalk Replacement: $65,000.00

Remove existing asphalt and replace it with a concrete sidewalk that is in compliance with ADA.

- Home Repair: $152,252

Provide home repair assistance to low-to-moderate income homeowners, on a first-come, first-served basis.

- Youth Recreation Scholarships: $50,000

Provide scholarships to low-to-moderate-income youth for recreational programs including baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and lacrosse, as well as for summer camp.

- Senior Recreation and Functional Training: $43,000

Provide free, circuit and functional training classes to seniors at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park and the Aquatics Complex.

- Senior Recreational and Therapeutic Program: $26,212

Provide free, arts and crafts, dancercise, line dancing, tai chi, yoga and other classes to seniors at the Sartory Senior Center at Mullins Park.

- Neighborhood Partnership Program: $15,000

Provide neighborhood outreach programs.

- City Planning and Administration: $158,950

Administer the block grant program and plans associated with it.

 

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