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Posted on: November 10, 2021

City soliciting proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant funding projects

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield is taking proposals for discretionary Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding as part of the FY22-23 funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) until noon on Friday, Dec. 17. 

Approximately $200,000 will be available for discretionary, public service projects, which will be selected in a competitive process. This solicitation initiates the Notice of Funding Availability process.

Proposal forms for discretionary, public service CDBG funding and information 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 fiscal year 2022 solicitation will be sent via email upon request. 

Proposals should be submitted to Bob Atchley at the following address: Planning and Development Department, 840 Boonville, Springfield, MO 65801-8368. Proposals can also be hand-delivered to the Planning and Development Office on the second floor of the Busch Municipal Building. 

For the fiscal year 2022-2023 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 at 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.

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For more information, please contact Bob Atchley at 417-864-1308 or [email protected]

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