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Posted on: March 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City of Midland announces program application cycle for CDBG funds

Applications from agencies applying for CDBG funding extended through Monday, April 17 at 5 p.m.

The City of Midland's Community Development program has released its schedule for the upcoming fiscal year.

The schedule includes public meetings and hearings, as well as dates for submitting the City's plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which provides funding for the Community Development Block Grant program. The allocation for 2017/2018 has not yet been determined, but the City of Midland expects to receive about $661,000 for the upcoming fiscal year. To obtain the CDBG funds, the City must submit an action plan and meet several other requirements.

CDBG funds must be used primarily on programs and projects that benefit low and moderate income individuals. Many types of public service programs are eligible for CDBG funding; however, the City may only allocate 15 percent of the total grant to public services. Other eligible activities include infrastructure improvements, public facilities, housing programs, economic development, and program administration.

Agencies that would like to apply for funding through the CDBG program must have been cleared as an eligible agency by the Community Development office. Assistance in preparing applications will be provided by the office through April 6.


DESCRIPTION OF EVENT
DATE


Application training to prospective applicants
As needed
Community meetings
March 2017
Project applications / Proposals due date
April 10 April 17
Community Development Week
March 27 - April 1
Public Hearing #1 (City Hall) - Review past performance; present CDBG proposals.
May 9, 7:00 p.m.
CDBG Committee Meeting to review Action Plan recommendations and develop recommendations on fund distribution.
To be determined
Public Hearing #2 (City Hall) - Review Action Plan recommendations and draft Action Plan.
June 13
Publish Draft Action Plan; allow 30-Days for public review and comment.
June 19 to July 20
Final Approval (City Hall) - Council considers approval of Action Plan.
July 25
Submit Action Plan to HUD.
By August 15
Conduct environmental reviews and provide training to new subrecipients.
As needed
Receive grant agreement from HUD and begin projects that are authorized by individual contracts.
October 1, 2017


 For more information or to obtain an application, please call CDBG Program Coordinator Wanda Valles at 432-685-7472 or Community Development Administrator Isaac Garnett at 432-685-7408.


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Media Contact: Community Development Administrator Isaac Garnett

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