FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 1, 2019
The 2020 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble and the Office of Community & Economic Development are pleased to announce that the 2020 Community Block Grant (CDBG) applications are available beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may request CDBG funding for eligible projects and programs situated within the City. Examples of eligible activities and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. Applications are due by Monday, December 9, 2019 ay 3:00pm at the Economic and Community Development Office at City Hall.
Public informational meetings are held throughout the City of Kingston for interested applicants to discuss eligible projects and programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants and sub-recipients are encouraged to attend at least one informational meeting, which will be held:
Wednesday, October 9 6:30pm Hudson River Maritime Museum, 2nd floor
Thursday, October 17 6:30pm Rondout Neighborhood Center
Monday, October 21 12:00pm City Hall, Conference Room 1
Monday, October 21 6:30pm City Hall, Conference Room 1
Tuesday, October 29 6:30pm City Hall, Conference Room 1
Wednesday, November 6 5:30pm Everette Hodge Community Center
Thursday, November 14 5:30pm Kingston Library
Monday, November 18 5:30pm City Hall, Conference Room 1
Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates receiving approximately $700,000 in CDBG Program funds for 2020. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low to moderate income persons in our community.
“The CDBG Entitlement funding is such a valuable asset to our community, as it funds housing rehabilitation projects for seniors and other income-eligible residents, improvements to vital public facilities like our parks and neighborhood centers and helps us to support our essential non-profits like Family of Woodstock, People’s Place and the Boys & Girls Clubs, just to name a few,” said Mayor Noble.
Applications can be obtained on the City’s website, as well as at the Economic and Community Development Office, Ground Floor, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston.
A public hearing to provide input and show support for proposed projects will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30pm. For more information, visit the Community Development webpage for more information, or contact Amee Peterson at 845-334-3960, [email protected] or Brenna L. Robinson at 845-334-3924, [email protected].