Alderman Russell W. Stamper, II, chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee, invites Milwaukee residents to submit their program funding proposals for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds through Saturday, July 25th. Written comments and proposals should be submitted to Mr. Steven L. Mahan at the Community Development Grants Administration located in Room 606 of City Hall.
“The city receives millions of dollars in federal aid, and I would personally like to hear what everyday citizens think we should do with it,” Alderman Stamper said. “This is an important opportunity for citizens to address the urgent needs and problems facing our community, from youth achievement and neighborhood revitalization to employment and economic development.”
In addition, there will be two large public hearings held by the Community and Economic Development Committee:
Monday, July 11, 2016
St. Ann Center for Intergenerational Care 2450 W. North Avenue
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Mitchell Park Conservatory (Domes) 524 S. Layton Blvd.
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Alderman Stamper urged residents to make plans to attend one of the hearings. “These funding proposals will help determine our priorities in the year ahead and, specifically, which nonprofit groups will qualify for federal aid, and everyone should have a say,” he said.
At 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13 in room 301-B at City Hall, the committee will make its recommendation pertaining to the CDBG funding allocation plan, and the full Common Council will then take up that recommendation at its meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, July 26 in the Council Chamber.
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