An update from Rep. Mike D’Agostino:
Last week, the town was awarded a $30,000 grant (Community Investment Act) to conduct a full assessment and preservation plan for the Whitneyville Church/Cultural Commons. The town should have by now received a hard copy and email copy of the contract that needs to be filled out and returned to the Department of Economic and Community Development. The town needs to return a signed contract to DECD in order to get the funds, along with a certification confirming that the Mayor is authorized to enter into the contract.
I want to stress how imperative it is to get the contract executed and certification back to DECD as soon as possible. The funds are there now but there is a real possibility the state will freeze more DECD grant funds as part of its deficit mitigation actions — this has happened to other grants. In short, we have to get the $$ before it is gone.