NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: CDBG Public Hearing Notices

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: CDBG Public Hearing Notices

The County of Doña Ana, New Mexico, wishes to inform all interested parties that public hearings will be held at the following times and locations:

Oct. 19, 2011 at 9 a.m. at the Doña Ana Government Center, 845 N, Motel Blvd., Las Cruces, N.M.

Oct. 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Butterfield Community Center, 9350 Berry Patch Ln., Butterfield, N.M.

Oct. 20, 2011 at 6 p.m. at the Chaparral Community Center, 190 County Line Rd.,Chaparral, NM
The purpose of these public hearings will be to report on past CDBG program activities and to receive public input on community development needs and suggestions for future CDBG projects.

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program was established under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, in order to assist communities in providing essential community facilities, providing decent housing for residents, promoting economic development and maintaining a suitable living environment. The State of New Mexico estimates the 2012 appropriation of $13,000,000 to be distributed statewide on a competitive basis.

State and national objectives of the CDBG Program require that assistance be made available for activities that address at least one of the following:

1) An activity identified as principally benefiting persons of low and moderate income;

2) Aid in the prevention and elimination of slums and blight;

3) Meet other community development needs of recent origin having a particular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health and welfare of the community where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

Applications are limited to a maximum of $500,000, except for planning applications which have a limit of $50,000.

Eligible activities and categories will be described. All interested parties are invited to attend, to submit project ideas, to provide supporting data and testimony, and other pertinent information.

With sufficient notice, a translator will be provided for non-English speaking residents.

Those unable to attend the public hearing may send written comments to:

CDBG Grant Program Requests
Nora Oliver & Angie Guerrero
845 N. Motel Blvd.
Las Cruces, NM 88007
575-525-6196 or 525-6180