September 17, 2020
The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at https://amherstma.zoom.us/j/92555623638 and will accommodate
public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923
CDBG Advisory Committee
Thursday, September 17, 2020
RECEIVED: 9/10/20 at 8:25 am. TOPICS: PUBLIC HEARING. The MA Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing to receive comments & suggestions from local residents regarding: Community priorities for the 2021 application process- Social services; Non-social services such as housing & public infrastructure; Target areas neighborhoods where non-social services can take place. PUBLIC MEETING: Announcements. Discuss & review comments from public hearing. Discuss schedule and process for 2021 grant application. Discuss possible re-allocation of 2020 funds re COVID. Update on CDBG CARES Act funding. Public Comment.