CON Plan Meeting & CDBG and ESG Mandatory Meetings Announced

The community is invited to attend the Public Hearing on the first draft of the Five-Year 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan on:

McMaster Center
Monday, January 26, 2014
6:00 – 7:00 P.M.
Toledo-Lucas County Public Library, Main Branch
325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604

The Consolidated Plan will be the basis for the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds within the City of Toledo.  These federal funds are entitlement dollars allocated to the City of Toledo Department of Neighborhoods through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for neighborhood development and supportive services for low and moderate- income citizens.

Persons of low and moderate income who may benefit from program funds as well as non-profit community agencies and organizations planning to apply for CDBG, ESG or HOME funds are encouraged to attend the Public Hearing.

The Department of Neighborhoods engaged a Planning Steering Committee in the preparation of the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.  Steering Committee members represented the following sectors:  government, economic development, education, public and social service agencies, homeless services, utilities, public housing and religious organizations.  

The Public Hearing will be held to review and receive input on the first draft of the proposed 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan.  Information presented at this Public Hearing will include a needs assessment, market analysis and listing of priority needs, as well as goals to meet the needs as developed by the Steering Committee based on citizens input and statistical information.  Activities eligible for CDBG funding must meet one of the identified goals in the Draft Consolidated Plan.  Activities eligible for ESG must meet one of the identified goals for Homeless Services in the Draft Consolidated Plan.

Applications for CDBG and ESG funding will be available to agencies interested in applying at a MANDATORY meeting as follows:

ESG/CDBG (for Homeless Service Providers):
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Toledo Business Technology Center (Conference Room, 4th floor)
1946 N. 13th Street, Toledo, OH 43604

CDBG (for Non-Homeless Service Providers):
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.  - 3:00 p.m.
United Way of Greater Toledo (Rooms A & B)
424 Jackson Street, Toledo, OH 43604

For reasonable accommodations or additional information, please contact Milva Valenzuela Wagner, Administrative Analyst IV, Department of Neighborhoods at 419-245-1400. 

Posted by Lisa Ward on Monday, January 05, 2015.