On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, the City of Arvin will hold a public hearing at its City Council meeting to present on the criteria for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application – federal funds for disadvantaged communities – and receive public input on this year’s application. The City seeks project ideas and suggestions from the public, as well as feedback on recommendations by City staff.
“This public meeting is an invaluable opportunity for the community to contribute and give us their great project ideas for improving the city. We hope Arvin citizens will attend and participate in the discussion,” said Alfonso Noyola, Arvin City Manager.
CDBG grant funds can be used for economic development activities such as preparing a business attraction, retention and expansion plan; infrastructure improvements including sewage treatment plant retrofitting and expansion; affordable housing projects and rehabilitation; and public service programs that support such activities as a food bank, youth programs or homeless shelter. Typical grant applications range between $500 K and $1.5 million.
“We are excited about this opportunity! CDBG grants specifically target ‘disadvantaged communities’ and offer a tremendous opportunity to bring additional improvements and services to the city that might not otherwise be possible,” commented Marti Brown, Community Development Director for the City of Arvin.