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The Town of Emmitsburg will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development, and housing needs to be considered for submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss proposed projects and to provide input on other needs to be considered. The hearing will be held via the Zoom teleconferencing platform at 7:30pm on December 8, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 virus, Town meetings will be open to the public by virtual participation only via (1) cable channel 99 or (2) Zoom. Zoom access information will be posted on page #2 of the agenda packet. The agenda packet is posted on the Town website by 4:00 p.m. on the Thursday preceding the town meeting. Any questions, contact Maddy Shaw, Town Clerk Mshaw@emmitsburgmd.gov or 301-600-6300). The draft application will be available for the public to review on December 8, 2020 until January 8, 2021 on the Town’s website www.EmmitsburgMD.gov.
Citizens will be furnished with information including but not limited to:
�‚� The amount of CDBG funds available for State Fiscal Year 2021;
�‚� The range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds; and
�‚� The proposed projects under consideration by the Town of Emmitsburg.
The Maryland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist governments with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, and improved community facilities and services. It is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State's economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the federal Housing Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, that:
1. Benefit to low and moderate income persons and households;
2. Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
3. Meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.
Efforts will be made to accommodate the disabled and non-English speaking residents with at least 7 days’ advance notice to Zach Gulden, Town Planner, at 301-600-6300
Donald N. Briggs, Town Mayor