HELP US DECIDE HOW TO SPEND ANNUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT TO SUPPORT PETALUMA’S LOW-INCOME RESIDENTS
The City is embarking on a process to decide how to spend funds that are provided by the Federal Government (called Community Development Block Grant Funds, CDBG) to support low and very low-income residents in Petaluma. The city estimates there will be approximately $330,000 available for the 23-24 program year. The first part of the process is to hear from the community about how the City might use the funds. The second part of the process is to accept requests from local non-profits to fund programs that help low and very low-income residents. The final part of the process is to review the applications and community input and develop a plan for the Federal funds (CDBG Plan) for next fiscal year starting July 1, 2023.
This is also a notice to let the community know that we are also seeking applications for grants of these funds.
Applications for 2023-2024 CDBG funds are due no later than 5:00P.M. on February 23, 2023. Applications must be submitted via the www.citydataservices.net. If you have any immediate questions please contact Sarah Wolf, Housing Specialist, at [email protected]. For those that have existing programs, use existing credentials and go to www.citydataservices.net to complete your application. New applications need to go to http://www.citydataservices.net and enter the username:PET2023 and password:PET2023
The schedule for the CDBG Plan development:
· Public Community Meeting/Technical Assistance Workshop – February 9, 2023, 11am
· Applications for grants deadline – February 23, 2023, 5pm
· Draft CDBG Plan out for community review – March 2, 2023 – April 3, 2023
· City Council Public Hearing – April 3, 2023, 6:30pm
These meetings will now be held in-person and virtually. For more information on how to participate in these meetings and how to apply, visit http://www.cityofpetaluma.org/cdbg2023. For additional assistance you can also contact the project manager Sarah Wolf, Housing Specialist, at [email protected].