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Posted on: July 22, 2021

City applying for $2M in CARES Act CDBG funding to expand homeless and housing services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Springfield plans to apply for up to $2 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. CDBG-CV funding must be used for eligible activities that clearly tie back to the prevention, preparation and/or response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including priority unmet needs related to community facilities and public services. 

In a 2020 survey, Springfield citizens identified homeless services, transitional housing and homeless shelters as top priorities among the public service categories as part of the public input process for the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue to receive entitlement funding from the agency. 

If granted, these funds would enable the City to direct up to $2 million to provide essential support to local homeless agencies to address unmet needs. 

The City will accept public comments through July 27 to submit with the grant application. Written comments may be sent to [email protected] or by calling 417- 864-1031.

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For more information, please contact Melissa Haase at 417-536-7648 or [email protected]

 

 

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