John Regal has lived at Centennial Estates for 30 years and is currently the vice president of the housing park’s cooperative group.
The resident group purchased the park from a private owner several years ago.
He said the grant money would be a godsend.
“We’ve been able to fix a lot over the last two years, but the water system is at its breaking point,” he said. “This is one of those gifts that presented itself.”
The total estimated project cost is $857,000. In addition to the potential grant funding of up to $500,000, the park cooperative has secured $258,000 in other state funding. Residents will also submit approximately $100,000 from the park’s capital reserves.