City of Meridian to conduct community development block grant workshop
The City of Meridian is hosting a workshop at Meridian City Hall on March 12, 2012 at 10 a.m. to inform residents, non-profit organizations, community organizations, and for-profit businesses about the City's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and how these groups may potentially apply for and utilize this funding opportunity.
Each year the City receives federal CDBG funding to assist many community partners, such as the Meridian Food Bank, the Meridian Senior Center, and the Meridian Boys and Girls Club. These funds have also been used for accessibility improvements, park improvements, sewer and water line replacement, and pathway projects in Meridian's downtown. Additionally, funding has been available to increase home ownership in Meridian.
The workshop will kick-off the planning for the City's next CDBG program year which will officially begin on October 1, 2012. Workshop topics will include the City's overarching goals for the program, the type of projects that are eligible under the grant, and the application requirements and timelines for proposed projects and activities.
For more information about the workshop or the CDBG program, please contact Lori Den Hartog with the City of Meridian at (208) 884-5533.