The City of Gadsden will hold a public hearing at 11:00 AM on March 10, 2023, in the City Council Chambers in City Hall located at 90 Broad Street to hear citizen comments regarding its proposed FY 2023 (June 1-May 31) CDBG Annual Action Plan and budget, proposed amendments to the 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan, and proposed amendments to the 2020 CDBG-CV (COVID CARES Act) budget.
The City anticipates receiving $979,724 in FY 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) plus anticipated program income of 20,000 for a total FY 2023 budget of $999,724.00. The City proposes to expend these funds as shown below.
Administration - $189,948
MANNA - $27,000
Family Success Center of Etowah County - $10,000
The Council on Aging-Etowah County - $4,800
St. Martin de Porres Catholic Center of Concern - $5,000
Way of the Cross Ministries - $10,000
James M. Barrie Center for Children - $15,000
Boys & Girls Club of Gadsden/Etowah County - $10,000
The Charlsie House - $2,500
Section 108 Loan Repayment - $110,000
Housing Assistance - $202,000
Microenterprise Program (economic development) - $100,000
Accessible Playground (neighborhood revitalization) - $313,476
The City proposes to amend its 2020-2024 CDBG Consolidated Plan to incorporate goals and language to expand economic development opportunities and neighborhood revitalization. This proposed amendment will allow the City to provide a microenterprise program and an accessible playground with its FY 2023 CDBG funds.
The City proposes to amend its 2020 CDBG-CV budget to reallocate $51,249 from United Way of Etowah County and $30,000 from St. Martin de Porres Catholic Center of Concern to provide $81,249 to the Etowah County Community Food Bank for the purchase of a box truck.
All persons are encouraged to attend. If you require special accommodations to participate, call 256-549-4532 for arrangements not later than March 8, 2023. City Hall is handicap accessible.
Citizens may submit comments during the public review and comment period not later than April 3, 2023. Mail should be addressed as follows:
Renee’ Baker, Community Development Planner
City of Gadsden, Room 310
P.O. Box 267
Gadsden, AL 35902-0267
Comments submitted via email should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 4:00 PM, April 3, 2023.