Community Develop Block Grant

Barstow, Ca. – On Friday March 26th, Dr. Paul Anthony Courtney – Mayor for the City of Barstow, presented a check in the amount of $65,000 to the Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery Board as part of the City’s annual Community Develop Block Grant funding (CDBG), aimed at addressing identifiable needs of local communities covering a range of infrastructure improvements, economic development and social services.“I am proud to be presenting this check today to the Board of the Memorial Park,” stated Mayor Courtney. “This funding will help the Board and our community in making improvements to our local cemetery as we look to honor our loved ones, never forgetting the importance of this cemetery as a reflection of our City’s history.”

Since 1947, the Barstow Cemetery has served both the City and the surrounding areas as a memorial park and final resting place for many loved ones and continues its legacy as the largest cemetery in the region and is currently under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino.“

We are incredibly happy to have been a recipient of this year’s CDBG funding and will utilize those funds to assist with the Memorial Park restroom rehabilitation for ADA access and overall aesthetic improvements further benefiting our community at-large,” stated Board Member Beverly Stoops. “A good cemetery helps provide the sense of a good community and even though the Barstow Cemetery is facing its many challenges, local residents and visitors are still able to find a final place of peace for their loved ones.

”Mayor Courtney further emphasized the need for community volunteers to help support a clean-up effort on March 27th from 9am-1pm at the Cemetery, aimed at honoring the final resting place of the City’s loved ones and working to foster opportunities for people to help improve the community.For additional information please contact the City of Barstow Public Information Office at 760-255-5109; For Cemetery information visit

Story and photo credit: City of Barstow Facebook page.

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