Montevallo to receive $450,000 grant to improve neighborhoods


MONTEVALLO – The city of Montevallo will receive a grant for $450,000 to improve the Shoal Creek-Prentice Village neighborhood.

On Sept. 12, the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs will officially release the names of recipients of this year’s Community Development Block Grant Competitive Large City Fund, stated a release from Montevallo City Hall.

The Community Block Grant Funds will be used to provide neighborhood improvements in the Daily Park Neighborhood, also commonly known as the Shoal Creek-Prentice Village Neighborhood. Grant-related activities will include, among other things, rehabilitation of dilapidated sewer lines and manholes, drainage system improvements, sidewalk improvements, and demolition of several dilapidated structures, according to the release.

This project will benefit 132 persons of whom 95 percent are of low and moderate income. The total project cost is estimated at $550,000, with $450,000 coming from the CDBG grant and the remaining $100,000 in matching funds from the city of Montevallo, according to the release

In a press release, McCrory thanked Gov. Robert Bentley and ADECA Director Jim Byard for awarding the grant. In addition, he thanked Shelby County state Sen. Cam Ward and state reps. Mike Hill, R-Columbiana, Kurt Wallace, R-Maplesville, and April Weaver, R-Brierfield, for their efforts in helping secure this grant, as well. Terry Acuff with Community Consultants helped prepare and submit this grant request.

Questions regarding this grant award and its related projects should be directed to the McCrory at 665-2555, ext. 107.