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Posted on: September 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] CDBG Advisory Committee Public Hearing


Notice of Public Hearing and Public Meeting: CDBG Advisory Committee on September 17, 2020, 7 PM

The Public Hearing will be conducted virtually at and will accommodate
public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 925 5562 3638. A hyperlink to the hearing will be posted on the Town’s online calendar as well.


The Massachusetts Department of Housing and 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 on Thursday, September 17, 2020 to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding

Review ongoing activities from 2018 and 2019 grants

  1. ADA self evaluation and transition plan
  2. East Hadley Road multi-use path
  3. Pre-development funding for Valley CDC
  4. Amherst Survival Center Food Pantry
  5. Family Outreach of Amherst—Housing Stabilization
  6. The Literacy Project—Adult Education
  7. Center for New Americans—English classes
  8. Big Brothers Big Sisters—Youth Mentoring

Community priorities for the 2021 application process

  1. Social services
  2. Non-social services such as housing and public infrastructure
  3. Target areas neighborhoods where non-social services can take place


  1. Announcements
  2. Discuss and review comments from public hearing
  3. Discuss schedule and process for 2021 grant application
  4. Discuss possible re-allocation of 2020 funds re COVID
  5. Update on CDBG CARES Act funding
  6. Public Comment
  7. Other items not anticipated within 48 hours

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