$10M grant awarded to Bronx for revitalization projectPosted: Updated:
The Bronx has been awarded a $10 million grant by the state to be used toward revitalizing the downtown South Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
The announcement was made Wednesday at the Bronx Museum of Arts.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. says the money will be used to revitalize both the Hub and the Bronx Civic Center.
Gov. Cuomo says the state received more than 100 applications for funds and 10 first place winners received a $10 million grant, while second place winners won $8 million and third place won $6 million.
Diaz says the borough was more than happy to accept the award.
"It's about taking a particular area in the South Bronx that has multiple neighborhoods and seeing how we can use the money to connect all the dots to create jobs, it creates vibrancy to make sure we produce a quality of life for Bronx residents."
The governor did not say when revitalization projects would begin.