FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2022
2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Application Process Has Begun
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application process has begun. Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may now apply for CDBG funding for eligible public service programs. No applications will be accepted this year for capital improvements.
“Community Development funding has helped the City in a variety of ways for many years, and we’re happy to be able to continue supporting vital local programs that will benefit our community,” said Mayor Noble.
“We look forward to working with the community and not for profits to help create and in some cases further expand programs that might not otherwise be made available to the residents within the City of Kingston without the CDBG funding received through HUD,” said Amanda Bruck, Community Development Director.
Three 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.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 6:00pm City Hall, 420 Broadway
Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00pm City Hall, 420 Broadway
Monday, November 21, 2022 6:00pm City Hall, 420 Broadway
Applications are now available here, and at the Community Development Office, on the ground floor at City Hall, 420 Broadway. Applications are due by 12:00pm on Friday, December 9, 2022.
A Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at 6:00pm regarding the City of Kingston’s fiscal year 2023 CDBG funding to solicit feedback from the public on how the funding should be spent.
A 30-day public comment period will commence on Wednesday, October 19, 2022 to obtain written comments from the public on how the funding should be spent and will be open until November 17, 2022. Written comments should be submitted to the Office of Community Development via email to [email protected] or [email protected].
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 being awarded approximately $650,000 in CDBG funds for 2023, and of that amount no more than 15% is allowed to be used to fund program services. 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, visit http://kingston-ny.gov/content/8399/8469/8547/default.aspx.