2022 Kingston Community Development Block Grant process begins

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Kingston City Hall

KINGSTON– The 2022 Kingston Community Development Block Grant applications will be available beginning Tuesday, October 12.

  The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s CDBG Program is intended to support the goals of providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low to moderate-income persons. 

Groups and organizations operating in the City of Kingston may only request CDBG funding for eligible programs situated within the city. 

This year, the Community Development Advisory Board and Committee will only be funding new or significantly expanded programs and services. Examples of eligible activities and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. Applications can be found here beginning on October 12, and are due by Friday, December 10 at 12 p.m.

  The city Office of Community Development will conduct a virtual public hearing on October 19 at 7 p.m. to solicit comments on how Kingston should allocate the funding. Commenters are required to register in advance to speak at the public hearing. To sign up to speak, email apeterson@kingston-ny.gov. Meeting details can be found here.

  A 30-day public comment period will be available beginning October 20. Comments must be received by November 19, by 3 p.m. To submit comments, email Amee Peterson or mail to the Office of Community Development, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401.

 Three public information meetings will be held for interested applicants to discuss eligible programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants and sub-recipients are encouraged to attend at least one informational meeting.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 6:00pm              Details here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 12:00pm         Details here.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 6:00pm        Details here.

 The City of Kingston has completed its Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER), which reports on performance from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 under several programs authorized by HUD. 

 In Federal Fiscal Year 2020 the City received $748,668 in CDBG Program funds. The CAPER reports on the City’s administration of these funds in compliance with a Consolidated Plan previously approved by HUD. A virtual public hearing will be held on October 19, 2021 at 6:00pm. All commenters must sign in to speak at the public hearing. To register, email Amee Peterson: apeterson@kingston-ny.gov .