March 3, 2021
Public Hearing on City CDBG Coronavirus Funding
Scheduled for March 10
The City of Pensacola is hosting a public hearing Wednesday, March 10 at 4 p.m. to gather citizen input on the city's housing and community development needs related to the coronavirus pandemic. The public hearing will be held in Room 104 at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, located at 3363 West Park Place in Pensacola.
The public hearing is related to the City of Pensacola applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity for Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus funding.
The city is eligible to apply for $382,810. Eligible projects must prepare for, prevent, or respond to the health and economic impacts of COVID-19. All activities funded through the CDBG-CV program must also meet one of the following National Objectives:
- Provide benefit to low- and moderate income persons;
- Prevent or eliminate slum or blight conditions; OR
- Meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency.
Typical projects that CDBG-CV funds may be used for include:
- Acquisition and/or rehabilitation of buildings and improvements, including public facilities
- Assistance to businesses
- Public service activities targeting low/moderate income households
- Planning activities
Additional information regarding the range of activities that could be funded will be provided at the public hearing.
In developing a CDBG-CV application, the city must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of these activities. In addition, the city is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons. It is not anticipated that any proposed activities will result in displacement.
For more information about the public hearing, contact Marcie Whitaker at 850-858-0323 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Written comments may also be submitted through Friday, March 12 to email@example.com.
The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Pursuant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing is asked to advise the county at 850-595-4947 at least three days in advance of the event in order to allow time to provide the requested services. Any non-English speaking person wishing to attend the public hearing should contact Meredith Reeves at 850-595-0022 at least three days prior to the hearing, and an interpreter will be provided.