Tuesday , 22 May 2018

City Announces Community Development Block Grant Funding

City Announces Community Development Block Grant Funding

City Announces Community Development Block Grant Funding

The Community Grants Advisory Commission (CGAC), a volunteer group of seven citizens appointed by the City of McKinney, will hold public hearings on May 11 -12 in order to make funding recommendations to City Council under the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). In preparation, the city will host a pre-application workshop Wednesday, March 16 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee Street.

Interested citizens, agencies, and organizations are encouraged to attend. Up to 15 percent of the grant amount may be provided for public services. Possible uses of the funds may include lot acquisition for affordable housing, provisions of housing services, employment, crime prevention, child care, clearance, health, drug abuse, education, economic development, fair housing, homeless prevention, energy conservation, recreation, health, youth programs, or other services. CDBG funds must be used to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons living in the City of McKinney, including homeless persons, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Staff will review proposals to determine project eligibility under CDBG program criteria and the city’s consolidated plan. Proposals that meet all requirements will be reviewed for consideration by the CGAC.

The CDBG program is a flexible, federal program that leverages the city’s resources to address diverse community development needs. In partnership with local agencies and other city programs, more than 6,800 persons and households have benefited under the program. The city anticipates receiving its FY 2011-12 CDBG allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development effective Oct. 1.

Applications must be received by the Community Services Department, 314 S. Chestnut St. no later than Monday, April 4 at 4 p.m. The grant application and instructions may be downloaded from the website, www.mckinneytexas.org, under the Community Services/CDBG heading beginning March 16. Citizens and interested organizations that do not have Internet access may obtain a copy of the funding packet by contacting the CDBG Administrator, Shirletta Best, at 972-547-7524 or sbest@mckinneytexas.org.

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