The City of Grover Beach has been awarded a $3.1 million Community Development Block Grant to improve its water system and prevent homelessness.
“This much needed funding is helping the city take a big step towards addressing community needs and priorities during these critical times,” said Grover Beach Mayor Jeff Lee.
Officials say $2.6 million will be used to update the city's water service lines, replace old galvanized steel lines, and add control vales and fire hydrants.
Construction is set to begin next year.
Five-hundred thousand dollars will go towards public services and two housing assistance programs run by the 5Cities Homeless Coalition.
Since 2013, the California Department of Housing and Community Development has awarded a total of $7.5 million to the City of Grover Beach for various improvement projects.