Wednesday , 20 September 2017

Agencies, Organizations, Listen Up: McKinney Has Money That Could be Yours

The City of McKinney will receive Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) designated to address a range of Community Development activities in the estimated amount of $668,386. Up to $100,257 of the allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) may be used for public services, and the Community Services department will be accepting applications for this funding. The minimum grant award to any agency is $5,000.

Funds must be used in McKinney to meet at least one CDBG national objective including: benefit to low and moderate income persons including homeless, aging, youth and disabled persons; preventing slum or blighted areas; or addressing an urgent need.

The city will host a pre-application workshop Wednesday, April 4 from 2 – 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. Interested agencies and organizations are encouraged to attend. Application proposals will be reviewed by the Community Grants Advisory Commission (CGAC), and agency presentations before the CGAC will be held May 9-10. Funding recommendations will be made to City Council on July 17.

Overall, CDBG funds may be used in conjunction with the City’s Consolidated Plan for varied public service activities, rehabilitation of existing housing, housing-related and homelessness prevention activities, supportive development of affordable housing, or economic development activities.

The application packet may be downloaded from the website www.mckinneytexas.org under the Community Services/CDBG heading. Applications must be received by the Community Services Department no later than Friday, April 20 at 4 p.m. Late submissions will not be considered. A copy of the funding application packet may be obtained by contacting the CDBG Administrator, Shirletta Best at 972-547-7524 or sbest@mckinneytexas.org.

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