FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 13, 2023
City of Kingston 2024 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun
KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Office of Community Development are pleased to announce that the 2024 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) process has begun.
Beginning Monday, October 16, 2023, groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may apply for 2024 CDBG funding for eligible programs. Examples of eligible programs and services and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. In 2024, the City of Kingston will only be accepting applications for Public Service Programs, and per HUD guidelines, funding must be for either a new program or a significantly expanded program.
“We are hopeful to get a wide variety of applicants this year and encourage all eligible organizations to join an informational session or reach out to the Community Development office,” said Mayor Noble. “We are also currently looking for members to serve on the Community Development Advisory Board. This board is a great way to serve your community and help us decide how these Federal funds are administered.”
“As an Entitlement Community and HUD awardee, we are fortunate to be able to use these funds to help our community and residents through activities that may otherwise be unattainable,” said Mandy Bruck, Director of Community Development. “We look forward to working with the organizations who apply and those who are awarded as a subrecipients.”
Three public informational sessions will be held for interested applicants to discuss eligible programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants are encouraged to attend at least one informational session.
The 2024 Community Development Block Grant schedule is:
October 16 Applications available
October 16 Public hearing to solicit public comments on use of funding, City Hall at 6:00 pm
October 19 Public Info Session #1, City Hall Conference Room #1, 6:00pm
October 31 Public Info Session #2, City Hall Conference Room #1, 12:00pm
Nov. 16 Public Info Session #3, City Hall Conference Room #1, 6:00pm
December 4 Applications are due at 12:00pm
On October 16, applications can be found here, and are due no later than 12pm on Monday, December 4, 2023.
Kingston’s Office of Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates being awarded approximately $650,000 in CDBG funds for 2023, and of that amount no more than 15% is allowed to be used to fund program services. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low- to moderate-income persons in our community.
To serve on the Community Development Advisory Board, please apply here.