Rockland County, Kaser, NY – More than half a million dollars is big money, enough to keep a brook from overflowing, occupy children after school while parents work and light a park at night.
Those are some of the projects funded by grants from the federal Community Development program. Grants totaling $661,000 were announced for the villages of Hillburn, Kaser and Sloatsburg, as well as the town of Ramapo.
A gathering for County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef’s announcement was at Hillburn’s Community Room, built with similar funding in years past. Municipal officials, speaking behind an audience of a dozen of their cohorts, lauded Community Development.