FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2021
Development Block Grant Process Has Begun
Applications Are Available
Beginning October 12, 2021
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and
the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2022
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications will be available
beginning Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD)’s CDBG Program is intended to support the goals of providing
a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic
opportunities for low to moderate income persons. Groups and organizations
operating within the City of Kingston may only request CDBG funding for
eligible programs situated within the City. This year, the Community
Development Advisory Board and Committee will only be funding new or
significantly expanded programs and services. Examples of eligible activities
and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet.
Applications can be found here
beginning on October 12, and are due by Friday, December 10, 2021 at 12pm.
The City of Kingston’s Office of Community
Development will conduct a virtual public hearing on October 19, 2021 at 7pm to
solicit comments on how the City of Kingston should allocate the funding.
Commenters are required to register in advance to speak at the public hearing.
To sign up to speak, email [email protected].
Meeting details can be found here.
A 30-day public comment period will be
available beginning October 20, 2021. Comments must be received by November 19,
2021 by 3:00pm. To submit comments, email Amee Peterson or mail to the Office
of Community Development, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401.
Three public information 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.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021,
Tuesday, November 16, 2021,
12:00pm Details here.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00pm
The City of Kingston has completed its Consolidated
Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which reports
on performance from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 under several programs
authorized by HUD.
In Federal Fiscal Year 2020 the City
received $748,668 in CDBG Program funds. The CAPER reports on the City’s
administration of these funds in compliance with a Consolidated Plan previously
approved by HUD. A virtual public hearing
will be held on October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm. All commenters must sign in to
speak at the public hearing. To register, email Amee Peterson: [email protected]
The City of Kingston’s 2020 CAPER is
available for a 30-day public review and comment period beginning October 20,
2021 in the City of Kingston Office of Community Development, 420 Broadway,
Kingston, NY 12401. Written comments can be sent to Amanda Bruck, Director of
Community Development at the same address, or emailed to [email protected].
All comments must be received no later than November 18, 2021 by 3:00pm.