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CDBG Public Hearings in February

The city of Bessemer Economic and Community Development Department will host two public hearings on Monday, February 21, 2022 at Bessemer City Hall to solicit feedback from residents and interested persons on the city’s anticipated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation for fiscal year 2022.
Public meetings for comment on the FY2022 Action Plan will be held as follows on February 21, 2022 in the Multipurpose Room, 1st Floor, City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North:
  • 10 a.m.
  • 5:30 p.m.
Persons needing special assistance (such as translated materials) or a reasonable accommodation
to provide comment, please contact Mr. Toraine Norris, Economic and Community Development Director, at 205-424-4060 or at by the close of business on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. 
The meeting will provide interested parties an opportunity to learn about the program and speak with staff on potential activities and programs for FY22. The city of Bessemer plans to present its Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) at least 45 days before the start of the fiscal year 2022 on June 1, 2022.
Substantial Amendment Public Hearing
The department will also host a substantial amendment on Monday, Feb. 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. to discuss the reallocation of past year’s CDBG funding towards the purchase of a new fire engine for the city. The substantial amendment public hearing is slated for 11 a.m. in the multi-purpose room of City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North, Bessemer, AL 35020. Visit the Community Development page for more details: