*STAR* Awarded CACF Grant

*STAR* learned December 12 that it has been awarded a grant of $7,500 from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.   The purpose of this generous gift from CACF is to help *STAR* pay its administrative costs in managing the Stanardsville Streetscape Enhancement Project.   In its official role as Project Manager, *STAR* anticipates incurring significant costs to fulfill its responsibilities for these streetscape improvements to the downtown area.   These expenses, none of which are covered by the federal grant funds awarded for the project, include legal assistance in evaluating construction contracts, and a contract management specialist to help monitor construction of the project.   This grant award from CACF will strengthen *STAR*’s administrative capacity  and help reduce long-term costs, minimize risks, and ensure smooth implementation of the Streetscape Enhancement Project.   The Board of Directors is extremely grateful to CACF for this generous grant award.

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