The City of Rome will conduct two public meetings on Tuesday, November 10 and November 12 regarding the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) 2016 Annual Action. The meetings will be held at the Ava Dorfman Senior Center (305 E. Locust St.) at 6pm. For those unable to attend the public meetings, an online survey will be available on the city’s website starting November 16.
Rome currently receives federal grant funding through the CDBG program, which is administered through the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). As part of this funding process, the city must submit an annual action plan to HUD, which outlines the city’s proposed uses of the grants received. The action plan is developed with input from members of the public, city officials, and community stakeholders such as local businesses and nonprofits providing services to city residents.
The city anticipates a grant allocation of $900,000, slightly less than the 906,502 received in 2015. The 2016 action plan proposes funding for homeless shelter services, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, accessibility improvements to public buildings, fair housing education, economic development activities, and historic preservation activities. Comments can be submitted to Community Development Advisor Brandon La Roy email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at 198 N. Washington St., Office of Community and Economic Development, Rome, NY 13440.