FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The City of Springfield will receive proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of the FY2024-25 funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until noon on Friday, Dec. 15.
Approximately $200,000 will be available for discretionary public service projects, which will be selected in a competitive process. This solicitation initiates that notice of funding availability process.
Proposal forms may be obtained by calling Bob Atchley, senior planner, at 417-864-1308 or emailing [email protected]. The application forms and information for use in the solicitation will be sent via email after being requested by the applicant.
Proposals should be submitted to Bob Atchley in the Planning and Development Department, 840 N. Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65801-8368. Proposals can also be hand delivered to the same address.
Organizations interested in applying for funding are strongly encouraged to attend one of two technical assistance training sessions at 1:30 p.m. on both Thursday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 15 in the 2 West Conference Room of the Busch Municipal Building, 840 N. Boonville Ave.
For the fiscal year 2024-25, it is estimated that the City HUD allocations for CDBG and HOME will be approximately $1.5 million and $1 million respectively. Those funds, when received, will be available for eligible uses in accordance with City Council’s priorities including, but not limited to, affordable housing, homelessness assistance and prevention, business assistance loans, public services, and administration and planning.
The programs and activities that will be funded will focus on meeting the HUD requirement that a minimum of 70% will be provided for projects that will principally benefit low-and moderate-income people. None of the activities are designed or anticipated to create involuntary residential displacement of persons or households. The City of Springfield, however, does have an anti-displacement plan for the establishment of benefits to persons displaced by the programs; a copy is on file and available for public inspection in the Planning & Development Department.
The range of activities may be undertaken so long as they (1) principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons, (2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight or (3) address urgent needs that are recent in origin and pose an immediate threat to health and safety.
For more information, please contact Bob Atchley at 417-864-1308 or [email protected].