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This is to notify the public that the City of Cumberland is currently soliciting for Community Development Block Grant Project Requests for the 2021 Annual Action Plan which begins July 1, 2021. The City will be receiving approximately $750,000 in CDBG funds this coming year. Project requests must be developed to meet one of the following national objectives: 1) primarily benefit low-income persons, 2) be of an urgent and otherwise non-fundable need, or 3) address slum/blight. In addition, the City's Consolidated Plan has prioritized identified needs for the area's low-income and special needs populations and projects must also address at least one of those priority goals/objectives described in the 5-year plan. Eligible activities may include acquisition, blight removal, housing, neighborhood improvements, recreation, beautification, job creation activities, public facilities, public services, and infrastructure improvements.
The City of Cumberland will be holding its first Public Hearing to receive community needs and project requests on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 6:15 p.m. during the regular Mayor & City Council Meeting at City Hall or by virtual meeting format livestreamed on the City ‘s Facebook page. Please see the agenda posted on the City website for exact times and details if you wish to attend. Virtual meetings are accessible. Persons who require additional accommodations should contact Lee Borror at the Department of Community Development, Lower Level, City Hall at least 3 days prior to the meeting to make necessary arrangements.
The deadline to submit a project request is Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Project requests are rated and ranked based on initial eligibility, ability to address an identified goal in the Consolidated Plan, agency capacity/experience, project complexity, matching funds, and funding availability.
Please submit project requests by February 17, 2021 to the City of Cumberland Department of Community Development, City Hall, 57 N. Liberty Street - Lower Level, Cumberland, Maryland 21502. Contact Ms. Lee Borror within the Department of Community Development at 301-759-6437 or TDD # 1-800-735-2258 to address questions. You can also e-mail a project request, comments, and questions to email@example.com.
Technical assistance meetings will be held on
*Attendance at ONE of the technical assistance meetings is required in order to submit a proposal for 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant funding. Please RSVP, to firstname.lastname@example.org for ONE of the meetings listed.