FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 10, 2020
Community Development Block Grant Process Announced
Available November 13, 2020
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to
announce the 2021 Community Block Grant (CDBG) applications are available
beginning Friday, November 13, 2020.
Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may
request CDBG funding for eligible programs. Examples of eligible activities and
a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. No
applications will be taken for capital project improvements for the 2021
funding. Applications can be found at the City
of Kingston website, and are due electronically by noon on Friday, January
Five public informational meetings will be held for interested
applicants to discuss eligible 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:
Tuesday, November 24 at 5:30pm Details here.
Thursday, December 3 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 9 at noon
Monday, December 14 at 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 22 at 5:30pm
A public meeting to provide
input and show support for proposed applications with the Community Development
Advisory Board will be held virtually on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 6:30pm.
“We have been so fortunate to have three rounds of CDBG funding
for the community in 2020. In 2021, we will be focusing on programing for the
CDBG Entitlement funding,” said Mayor Noble. “The City will be using the
facility funds for various projects including investing in our community
centers, infrastructure, and parks. We typically allocate as much as possible
to community organizations for capital improvements, but the City is in need of
improvements to our own vital resources.”
Kingston’s Office of 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 2021. 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.
For more information, contact Amee Peterson at 845-417-3281 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Application link: https://kingston-ny.gov/filestorage/8399/8469/8547/2021_CDBG_application.pdf