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Posted on: August 26, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public input requested on use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2020) – The City of Fort Myers is in the process of developing the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2025) and FY 2020-2021 Annual Action Plan to detail the proposed use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates approximately $625,000 in grant funds to the city’s CDBG program each year. The funds go towards developing stronger communities by providing housing, creating suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities, principally for low to moderate-income persons residing within the city limits.

The city invites residents, non-profit organizations and community leaders to the Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan virtual community meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, starting at 4:30 p.m.  

Please join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device at https://cityftmyers.zoom.us/j/96812039951.

To join by phone:

Dial US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833  or +1 253 215 8782  or 833 548 0282 (Toll Free) or 877 853 5257 (Toll Free) or 888 475 4499 (Toll Free) or 833 548 0276 (Toll Free)

Webinar ID: 968 1203 9951

Every five years the city completes the Consolidated Plan and submits it to HUD, describing needs and available resources for affordable housing and development in the community. The plan also establishes priorities and strategies to meet those needs. Moreover, the Consolidated Plan is carried out through the Annual Action Plan, providing a concise summary of the actions, activities and specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used every year to address the priorities and specific goals in the Consolidated Plan. The city is focused on housing, public service, public facilities and economic development initiatives.

Community-wide participation helps identify and address housing and community development. All comments will be considered in the Five Year Consolidated Plan for FY 2020-2024 and the Annual Action Plan for FY 2020-2021.

Please contact Beverly Reed at 239-321-7979 or via email breed@cityftmyers.com with questions about the program or to request email updates on various federal, state and local grant funded programs.

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