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Friday, March 25, 2011

Community Development Block Grant Program's Public Hearing Set for March 29

The City of Lee's Summit is designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant funds are provided to the City annually to meet the needs of low-to-moderate income individuals and families, to address blight in Lee's Summit or to meet an urgent need. These criteria are referred to as “the Three National Objectives of the CDBG Program”.

The City of Lee’s Summit was awarded $340,946.00 for the 2010-11 program year. The amount of the City’s 2011-2012 CDBG grant has not been announced by HUD.

At the upcoming public hearing, the CDBG Committee will hear funding requests submitted by local government and not-for-profit agencies and organizations, as well as, discuss funding options proposed by City staff. The public hearing will also provide an opportunity for public input. The Committee will approve a funding recommendation for final approval by the full Council. The public hearing will be held:

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
6– 8:30 p.m.
Council Chambers
Lee’s Summit City Hall, 220 S.E. Green St, Lee’s Summit

Key information regarding the proposed funding plan will be made available for public review and comment for 30 days immediately following the public hearing. This information may be obtained on the City’s Web site at http://cityofls.net/Development/Community-Development-Block-Grant/CDBG-Home.aspx or at Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave., Lee’s Summit Social Services, 108 SE 4th St., the Lee’s Summit Housing Authority, 111 SE Grand Ave., the Mid-Continent Public Library branches in Lee’s Summit, and City Hall, 220 SE Green St.

If you have questions about the CDBG program, contact the City’s Long-Range Planning Division Manager Heping Zhan at 816-969-1600 or by e-mail to Heping.Zhan@cityofls.net.


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