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Posted on: May 29, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing - CARES Act Funding

The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has published a Notice of Funding Availability for Federal CARES Act Funding for immediate needs to respond to COVID-19. The Town of Amherst is eligible to apply for a maximum of $400,000 for Micro-enterprise Assistance Programs and Public Social Services. The Town’s CDBG Advisory Committee is holding a second public hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 3:00 PM to: 1.hear activity proposals (or revised proposals) from agencies and organizations; 2. receive comments and suggestions about these proposals; 3. to hear additional comments about CARES Act funding. 

The public hearing will be conducted virtually by Zoom at and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. A hyperlink to the hearing will be posted on the Town’s online calendar. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 966 6007 1955.

Any person or organization present will be given the opportunity to comment at the hearing. The Town will make every attempt to provide interpretive and translation services, if necessary, with advance request. Comments may be submitted in writing or by e-mail to Nathaniel Malloy, Senior Planner at

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