Notice of Public Hearing
Town of Amherst
2012 CDBG funds
The Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community for the purpose of receiving 2012 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Amherst is eligible to receive a maximum of $900,000 in block grant funds for housing, community development and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens. In accordance with DHCD regulations the CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Town Room of Town Hall to receive input and requests for activities to be included in the Town’s 2012 Mini-Entitlement CDBG application. Any comments regarding current CDBG activities are welcome.
The priority for Non-Social Service funding to be included in the Town’s 2012 application is:
To continue meeting the goals of the community’s Master Plan and Community Development Strategy by implementing projects and improvements in the Town’s village centers, with an emphasis on the North Amherst Village Center, Town Center, and East Amherst Village Center.
The priorities for Social Services activities to be included in the 2012 application are:
1. Homelessness and sheltering
2. Youth development and afterschool care
3. Adult education and job training
4. Emergency & preventive services: emergency rental assistance, emergency fuel assistance, emergency food and emergency shelter services that can include case management and coordination.
Any person or organization wishing to be heard will be afforded an opportunity. Reasonable accommodations will be attempted upon written request to the Selectmen’s office two weeks prior to the meeting. Written comments may be submitted to the Community Services Department (email@example.com) or for more information or call (413) 259-3117.
The Town of Amherst encourages the involvement of minority business enterprises and women's business enterprises.