City applies for $300k grant for REEF Project

REEF Project Exterior Plan

Henderson City Planning and Development Director Erris Dunston told members of the Henderson City Council yesterday that a $300,000 grant from the North Carolina Division of Community Assistance would complete the $1.2 million in funding needed for the initial phase of the REEF (Recreation, Education, Economic, and Family) Project.

$700,000 in grants has been obtained from the Golden LEAF Foundation, and $125,000 was derived from what Downtown Development Director Phil Lakernick termed “various groups”.

Dunston noted that the building, better known as the Zene Street warehouse, will house the local Boys & Girls Clubs as well as several other things, including an urgent care facility, a satellite campus for Vance-Granville Community College, and a day care.

REEF Project Floor Plan

Member Mike Inscoe asked for the record if there will be any requests made of the city or the county for funds to sustain the project. Dunston replied in the negative.

The motion to make the grant application passed unanimously.