6PM Hearing: Community Development Block Grant

6PM Hearing: Community Development Block Grant

Public Hearing Date: 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 6:00pm

Type of Notice: 

Public Notice

Date Posted: 

Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:15am
The County Commissioners of Charles County will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development and housing needs to be considered for submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).  Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss the proposed project and to provide input on other needs to be considered.  The hearing will be held at the County Commissioners’ Meeting Room, Charles County Government Building, 200 Baltimore Street, La Plata, Maryland at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2019.  The draft application will be available for the public to review on September 4, 2019, until September 13, 2019 at the Department of Community Services, 8190 Port Tobacco Road, Port Tobacco, Maryland 20677 during normal business hours.
Citizens will be furnished with information including but not limited to:
• the amount of CDBG funds available for State Fiscal Year 2020
• the range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds; and
• the proposed project under consideration by Charles County.
The Maryland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist governments with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services.  It is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State’s economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the federal Housing Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, that:
1. benefit to low and moderate income persons and households;
2. aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
3. meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.
Efforts will be made to accommodate the disabled and non-English speaking residents with 10 days advance notice to Pat King, at 301.934.0136.
Reuben B. Collins, II, Esq., President
Charles County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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