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City seeks public comment on CDBG funds

City seeks public comment on CDBG funds

August 15th, 2019 in Local News

Jefferson City officials are asking residents to take a survey that will help prioritize how it will use grant money in 2020.

The city anticipates receiving approximately $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for 2020 projects.

The HUD funding can go toward housing, infrastructure, public services and removal of blight. Projects must typically benefit low- to moderate-income individuals.

City staff must prepare an Annual Action Plan that outlines how the city plans to use the funds. The city plans to allocate funds between the city's down payment assistance program, minor home repair program, infrastructure improvements, demolition assistance and public services.

To prioritize funding, city staff is asking residents to complete a survey at surveymonkey.com/r/CDBG2020 by Sept. 13.

There will also be a public meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 22 at City Hall, 320 E. McCarty St., to discuss the CDBG funds, said Jayme Abbott, Jefferson City Neighborhood Services Manager.

City staff anticipates receiving CDBG disaster relief funds that will go toward areas affected by the tornado and flooding. There will be a separate public process regarding those funds.