City of Newton awarded $715,000 community development grant

Special To The ONE
Staff Writer

The North Carolina Department of Commerce recently awarded the City of Newton $715,000 as part of the Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Program (CDBG-CV).
Grant funds will be used to support local businesses and nonprofits affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and to invest in Newton’s Wi-Fi Internet infrastructure.

“I commend you on your efforts to provide community development assistance as a response to the public health emergency,” Assistant Secretary of Commerce Kenny Flowers said in announcing Newton’s award.

To read more of this article see the Thursday, January 14th edition of the Observer News Enterprise.