Lakeport Wants Public Input on Grants

Com­mu­nity Devel­op­ment Block Grant (CDBG) pro­grams are avail­able to the city of Lake­port, and admin­is­tra­tors want your opin­ion on what they should apply for. A “Notice of Fund­ing Avail­abil­ity” (NOFA) has been pub­lished, and eli­gi­ble cities and coun­ties may apply for the CDBG funds. Funds could go towards home­own­er­ship assis­tance and hous­ing reha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­grams; pub­lic facil­ity and pub­lic improve­ment projects; pub­lic ser­vice pro­grams; plan­ning stud­ies; eco­nomic devel­op­ment busi­ness assis­tance and microen­ter­prise activ­i­ties. The activ­i­ties must meet one or more of the three national objec­tives listed in CDBG fed­eral statutes as fol­lows: ben­e­fit to low-income house­holds or per­sons; elim­i­na­tion of slums or blight or meet­ing urgent com­mu­nity devel­op­ment need. A pub­lic hear­ing will be held at the Lake­port City Hall Con­fer­ence Room on March 27 at 3 p.m.