June 20, 2024

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Sierra Vista Town Council Considers Neighborhood Improvement Block Grant Funding Proposals

SIERRA VISTA, A.Z. – On Thursday the Sierra Vista Metropolis Council talked about how to shell out the City’s subsequent allocation of Neighborhood Growth Block Grant cash (CDBG).

The discussion took put soon after the council heard shows from Town employees and a few nonprofit businesses at its assembly. It was the to start with general public hearing held on the City’s Program 12 months 2021 Annual Action Plan that will lay out how to spend the City’s $254,678 allocation of CDBG funds from the U.S. Division of Housing and Urban Development.

In accordance to a information release from the metropolis, City workers will get ready the draft once-a-year action plan primarily based on Thursday’s conversations and will present it to the Metropolis Council at an additional community hearing on Thursday, April 22. Then it will initiate a 30-day community remark interval just before the approach returns to the City Council for final thought.

“Staff’s first proposal to the Metropolis Council involves $174,678 for prepared improvements at Eddie Cyr Middle Park, $50,000 for an Crisis Dwelling Repair and Disabilities Modification Application, $15,000 for neighborhood stabilization, and $15,000 for plan providers. Application providers go over the resources that may possibly be allocated to nonprofit companies that have submitted applications for CDBG eligible projects. CDBG resources should gain minimal to average-income persons, support in the prevention of slums and blight, or meet up with other urgent community demands,” the town claimed in a information release. “A few nonprofit corporations submitted applications and designed displays to the Metropolis Council on Thursday. The Southwest Good Housing Council asked for $10,000 for a good housing outreach and media marketing campaign, the Great Neighbor Alliance asked for $18,945 for a kitchen transform at the homeless shelter, and St. Vincent de Paul requested $32,455 to pave the parking ton at its business office and thrift retail store positioned at 614 Bartow Generate.”

In accordance to the city, the Council expressed potent support in funding the Good Neighbor Alliance ask for and sought to examine strategies to fund or guide with St. Vincent de Paul’s request. Council associates also voiced guidance of fully funding the Metropolis staff’s suggestions to observe by way of on grasp-prepared advancements at Cyr Centre Park.

Centered on this direction, the town claimed city team will discover selections to transfer all these priorities ahead. Choices could incorporate re-purposing some of the CDBG Coronavirus Assist, Relief, and Economic Stability (CARES) Act funding being employed for rental help and assessing community sidewalk improvements that may perhaps be created by the City in coordination with the paving of the St. Vincent de Paul parking whole lot.