Crestwood Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to apply 2020 Community Development Block Grant federal funds of $23,400 to the city’s Americans With Disabilities Act access improvement project for the government center’s entrance.

Crestwood City Administrator Kris Simpson said staffers estimated the cost of the entrance improvement project to be $60,000 to $100,000.

“The more we can help our handicapped citizens get better access, it’s a good move,” said Alderman Tony Kennedy.

A public hearing about the funding allocation was held April 9. These annual grants are administered by St. Louis County Office of Community Development staffers.

In 2019, Simpson said Community Development Block Grant funds are being used to purchase ADA-compliant picnic tables for shelters at various Crestwood parks. In 2018, Crestwood officials allocated their block grant funds to pay for sidewalk repairs in the Sanders Drive area.

Other allocation options considered by Crestwood staffers were additional sidewalk repairs and St. Louis County’s Home Improvement Program.