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Posted on: March 29, 2021

City Manager releases FY22 CDBG Recommendations

City Manager Jon Jennings released his recommendations to the City Council for FY22 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and supplemental CARES ACT funding today. More information is available on the City’s Housing and Economic Division webpage. The City Council will hold two public hearings regarding the CDBG funding before taking a final vote on the following dates:

Remote Public Hearing 1 – April 5, 2021

Remote Public Hearing 2 – April 26, 2021

All applicants are encouraged to attend the remote meetings. Public comment will be taken at both meetings. Log-in information is available www.portlandmaine.gov/agendas

“This year we had a wide array of competitive social service applications. As in past years, there are more deserving applicants than funds available. What makes this year unique is the City has additional CDBG resources available to address the impacts of COVID-19,” said City Manager Jon Jennings. “In addition to the annual allocation for social service, I am also recommending CDBG-CV3 funding be re-programmed to fund most of the remaining applicants not funded through the annual CDBG allocation and which meet the CDBG-CV requirement to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID 19.” 

City Managers Recommendation Letter 2021
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