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Public Hearing set for March 19th in Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon intends to apply to the Ohio Department of Development for
funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program,
HOME Investment Partnership Program, and other related federally funded programs
administered by the State. The City is eligible for several different types of fiscal year
2024 programs providing the City meets applicable program requirements. These
programs include but are not limited to CDBG Community Development Allocation
Program, CDBG Economic Development Program, Residential Public Infrastructure,
Critical Infrastructure, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant and Community Housing
Impact and Improvement Program (CHIP).
Ohio hopes to have about $80 million to distribute statewide. Mount Vernon is
expected to be eligible to apply for approximately $150,000 in CDBG Allocation funds,
up to $500,000 in Critical Infrastructure funds, $600,000 in Residential Public
Infrastructure, $500,000 for Economic Development, $750,000 in Neighborhood
Revitalization and $750,000 in CHIP funding. The grant applications are due beginning
June 12, 2024.
The first of several public hearings will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, at
1:30 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Council Chambers, 40 Public Square, Mount Vernon,
Ohio 43050. The meeting will provide citizens with pertinent information about the
CDBG and related programs, including an explanation of eligible activities. The activities
must be designed to primarily benefit low- to moderate-income persons or aid in the
elimination of slums and blight.
Citizens and organizations are encouraged to attend this meeting in order to obtain
additional information about the available grant programs.

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