Monday, March 13, 2017

Today: Lake Worth Community Development Block Grant Program, Public Meeting.

The news below is in this week’s Lake Worth Herald:

Pick up the Herald print edition (still ¢50!) at the City’s Downtown newsstand, 600 Lake Ave. A nice man named Andy will assist you.

Please join the City of Lake Worth for a Public Meeting to discuss the upcoming Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Fiscal Year 2017-2018. During this meeting City staff will describe eligible uses of CDBG funds and solicit public input on how these funds should be used.

Date: March 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Location: City Hall Conference Room, City Hall, 7 North Dixie Hwy.

The actual allocation of CDBG funding has not yet been announced. It is estimated that it will comparable to the CDBG allocation of $258,118 that the City received for Fiscal Year 2016-2017. Eligible uses of these funds includes the following activities:
  • Acquisition of real property for a public purpose
  • Demolition/clearance
  • Infrastructure installation and improvements
  • Public facilities and improvements
  • Historic preservation
  • Economic development
  • Energy conservation and renewable energy
All eligible activities must meet one of the following National Objectives of the CDBG Program by:
  • Benefiting low and moderate income persons;
  • Preventing or eliminating slums or blight; or
  • Meeting an urgent community development need.