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Citizens Comment meeting for Community Development Block Grant Program

The city of Bessemer’s Economic and Community Development Department is seeking Citizens comments as it finalizes its Five-Year Consolidated Plan and its FY2020 Community Development Block Grant Action Plan.

Citizens participation meetings will be held at Bessemer City Hall, 1700 Third Avenue North, on Tuesday, February 18 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Wednesday, February 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Residents can address comments on the proposed CDBG Action Plan, which is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons. The program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93-383, as amended 42 U.S.C.-530.1 et seq. .For more information on the sessions, contact Mr. Abraham Ward at 205-424-4060.

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