The City of Hagerstown and two private property owners will benefit from new money that was announced this week.
The city will receive a $1.09 million Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to a release from U.S. Rep. Roscoe Bartlett's office.
Together with unspent money received in last year's federal grant and other program income, the city expects to spend $2.9 million this year as part of its block grant program, which goes to commercial improvements, property purchases, housing and other uses.
"Obviously, we're very pleased to have this," City Finance Director Alfred Martin said. "The block grant program means a lot to the city."