Applications are available for the 2020 Community Development Block Grant, which provides funding to a groups that help the territory’s most vulnerable residents by addressing immediate, critical needs.

The V.I. Housing Finance Authority recently announced that community groups are invited to apply for the grant, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The federally-funded grant “focuses on the development of viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities.

— Contact Suzanne Carlson at 340-714-9122 or email scarlson@dailynews.vi.