PUEBLO – The City of Pueblo announced the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) request for proposals as of May 1. The CDBG program is one of the tools the City of Pueblo uses to revitalize and stimulate growth in predominantly low-to-moderate income areas and neighborhoods.
An estimated $1.4 million is allocated each year by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Grant applications are welcome and must assist the City of Pueblo to meet the goals of the Consolidated Plan submitted to HUD. The goals listed in Consolidated Plan were drafted and prioritized from public input. Applications should benefit low- and moderate-income persons, prevent or remove slum and blight, or benefit a residential area in qualified census tract.
“This year we’ve added something innovative through the City’s Open Gov resource with Pueblo PLACE, which has allowed us to open the applications online,” said Director of Housing and Citizen Services, Bryan Gallagher.
An estimated $700,000 will be allocated for the public and non-profit agencies to apply for grant funding. The online application allows for three different types of proposals which include a public services application, public facilities application, and a neighborhood improvements application. The purpose of these funds is to develop viable urban communities by providing housing, suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities.
Applicants are encouraged to apply before the deadline of Thurs., May 26 at 4:00 p.m. Applicants will present their requests to the Citizen’s Advisory Committee on July 19, 2022, and the Committee will present its recommendations to Pueblo City Council during the Aug. 22 Work Session.
“The great thing about this application process is that you don’t have to have anything more than a desire to fix something, you just need to apply,” said Gallagher. “This is for community benefit, and we see some great projects come out of these proposals.”
For more information about the CDBG application please visit www.pueblo.us and click the link on the homepage “Housing CDBG Applications” or by visiting the Pueblo Place site at https://puebloco.viewpointcloud.com.