Auburn accepting Community Development Block Grant proposal applications

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AUBURN, Ala.- The City of Auburn is currently accepting applications for proposals of how to use the city allocation of the Community Development Block Grant funds.

The City of Auburn is CDBG entitlement, which means they receive an annual allocation of CDBG funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. For the 2016 fiscal year, Auburn received $488,000 in CDBG funding. The amount given to the city for the 2017 fiscal year will be learned in March.

The funding is used for public housing and public service projects that benefit low to moderate income families.

“We consider those families and individuals as very cost burden,” Community Development Director Todd White said. “This is a resource that they can look to as a hand up to make ends meet on a monthly basis.”

The applications are due to the city by January 27, 2017.

The first public hearing will be on January 11, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Boykin Community Center (Room C). The second public hearing will be on February 8, 2017 at the Frank Brown Community Center (Room C) at 5:30 p.m.

The action plan for the grant will be published on February 3 and submitted to Auburn City Council on April 4 and the following week will be submitted to the HUD field office in Birmingham.

The fiscal year of the CDBG begins June 1.

To obtain an application and learn more about the CDBG visit this website

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