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Block grant applications sought

Staff Reports


What: Community Development Block Grant program

When: 2 p.m. Aug. 25

Where: Douglas County Community Development Department

1594 Esmeralda Ave. (Minden Inn)

Third Floor, Room 306, Minden

Douglas County is accepting applications for the 2017 second round of funding of the community development block grant program and the 2018 CDBG grant cycle. The public is invited to provide ideas and comments, and present potential projects.

An informational meeting is 2 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Minden Inn, Room 306, 1594 Esmeralda Ave.

Items discussed will include an overview of the program, minimum qualifications, grant applications and past applications.

For the 2017 second round of funding the U.S. Department of Housing and urban Development is expected to allocate approximately $500,000 and for the 2018 grant year HUD is expected to allocate approximately $2.4 million for grants towards community facilities, planning and capacity building, economic development, micro enterprise programs, and low/moderate income development (allocation amount subject to approval by congress).

Grants are available on a competitive basis to Nevada’s non-entitlement rural cities and counties. Eligible projects must meet one of the following: 1) benefit low-to-moderate income persons, 2) aid in the elimination of slums or blight, or 3) solve an urgent need that poses a threat to the public health and safety.

Complete grant applications must be submitted to the Community Development Department via Deadlines are as follows:

• Sept. 29 Application deadline for the 2017 CDBG Second Round of Funding

• Oct. 17 Application deadline for the 2018 CDBG Grant Cycle

• Jan. 16, 2018 CDBG grants deadline; complete applications due to state CDBG Office for 2018 Grant Funding

For more information regarding the grant program, please contact Lucille Rao at (775) 782-9012.

County commissioners will hold three public meetings to evaluate and select two to three grant proposals to forward to the State for funding consideration.

• Aug. 17 Board of Commissioners Meeting

• Sept. 21 Board of Commissioners Meeting

• Nov. 16 Board of Commissioners Meeting

Douglas County doesn’t discriminate because of the handicapped status of any person in the admission or access to county facilities. Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations or assistance should notify Coleen Thran-Zepeda at (775) 782-9012.