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Notice of Public Hearing Regarding the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Community Development Needs
A public hearing will be held at a regularly scheduled Community and Economic Development Committee (CEDC) meeting on Monday, October 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the sixth floor of Appleton City Hall, 100 N. Appleton Street, Appleton, WI. The primary function of this hearing is to obtain citizen views on priority community needs and the use of the City’s CDBG funds in general over the next five years and more specifically for the use of funds during the 2015 Program Year (April 2015-March 2016).
A brief overview of citizen and stakeholder input already collected in preparation of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, as well as a summary of the use of CDBG funds during the past five years is available for review HERE.
Written comments may be submitted via email to email@example.com or via U.S. Mail to: City of Appleton – Community and Economic Development Department; 100 North Appleton Street; Appleton, WI 54911. The City shall consider all public comments received before preparing the plan, in addition to providing HUD with a summary of such comments as they relate to the Consolidated Plan and the 2015 Annual Action Plan.
"The primary goal of the City of Appleton’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is the creation of a thriving urban community through provision of assistance to low- and moderate-income (LMI) households in the forms of basic shelter, affordable housing opportunities, expanded economic opportunities, suitable living environments and supportive services related to residential, financial and social stability."
As an Entitlement Community – designated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) – the City of Appleton receives a formula allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual basis. Each year, both City Departments and local agencies may apply for funding to implement activities that meet high priority needs as identified via community planning exercises.
As the nation’s eighth largest Federal grant program, the CDBG program impacts a community’s housing stock, business environment, neighborhoods and public facilities. Although the rehabilitation of affordable housing has traditionally been the largest single use of CDBG funds in Appleton, the program serves as a catalyst for economic development activities that expand jobs and business opportunities for lower income families and neighborhoods.
To be deemed an eligible activity, each project must meet one of the following three national objectives, as required by HUD: 1) benefit low-moderate income families and/or individuals; 2) prevent or eliminate slum or blight, or; 3) meet other urgent community development needs.
An eligible activity must also address a priority need, as identified in the City of Appleton’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan. Needs fall into the following categories: community development, homeless, housing and non-homeless/special.
Please use the navigation to the left to view CDBG Documents, Forms and Fair Housing information.
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