COUNTY ACCEPTING CDBG PRE-APPLICATIONS THROUGH OCT. 30

COUNTY ACCEPTING CDBG PRE-APPLICATIONS THROUGH OCT. 30

Doña Ana County is accepting pre-applications for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG).

The 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 2010 appropriation of $14.2 million, which will 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:

• An activity identified as principally benefiting persons of low and moderate income.

• Aid in the prevention and elimination of slums and blight

• 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.

To obtain a CDBG pre-application, or for more information, call (575) 525-6196.

Pre-applications must be received by Oct. 30, 2009.