FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2021
Contact: Yolanda Fields
Community Resources Director
City Seeks Public Input for Community Development Block Grant Action Plan
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The City of Fayetteville invites public input regarding the 2021 Annual Action Plan (AAP). The Action Plan details how the City plans to fund identified needs for low- to moderate-income Fayetteville residents through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. A draft of the Action Plan can be downloaded (PDF) at https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/CDBG; or citizens may view a printed copy of the plan at the Community Resources office, 125 W. Mountain Street – Church Street entrance, or at the City Clerk’s office, 113 W. Mountain.
A summary of the Action Plan and budget is presented below:
ADMINISTRATION $ 114,531
HOUSING $ 484,919
REDEVELOPMENT $ 64,072
PUBLIC SERVICES $ 74,389
CASA of NWA $ 10,000
Central United Methodist Church $ 15,000
LifeSource International $ 10,000
Magdalene Serenity House $ 13,000
WelcomeHealth $ 20,000
Yvonne Richardson Community Center $ 6,389
TOTAL $ 737,911
The Public comment period will be May 10, 2021 – June 8, 2021. A public hearing will be held via Zoom on Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The Zoom link will be posted Friday, May 28, 2021 on the City of Fayetteville’s Public Meetings calendar: https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/calendar.aspx. All interested parties are invited to attend.
Written comments can be submitted via:
- email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- mail (City of Fayetteville, Community Resources Department, 113 W Mountain Street, Fayetteville AR 72701)
- dropped off in person (Community Resources office, 125 W Mountain Street – Church Street Entrance, Fayetteville AR 72701)
Comments about the plan are due by 5 p.m. on June 8, 2021. The plan is a requirement for entitlement cities, such as Fayetteville, to receive CDBG funds through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
For more information about CDBG programs, please call the Community Resources Department at 479-575-8260, or visit the Community Development section of the City’s website: http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/cdbg.