City of Springfield $21.8 Million Disaster Relief Funds (CDBG-DR)
The City of Springfield has been awarded $21.8 Million Community Development Block Grant Disaster Relief funds (CDBG-DR) that will be used for disaster related relief, long-term recovery, restoration of infrastructure and housing and economic revitalization activities in the most impacted distressed areas of the City of Springfield resulting from multiple Presidentially Declared Disasters occurring in 2011 or 2012.
The City will hold three community planning meetings to obtain input from residents about the needs and priorities of the most impacted distressed areas and see how these funds should be allocated for disaster related relief resulting from multiple Presidentially Declared Disasters of 2011 and 2012.
Meetings will be held on Wednesday, July 10th and Wednesday, July 17th at the JC Williams Community Center located at 116 Florence Street; Thursday, July 11th at the Italian Cultural Center located at 56 Margaret Street. All meetings will take place at 5:30 pm and are open to the public. Meetings will address the following three major initiatives:
Infrastructure - roads, sidewalks, public buildings, schools and parks (Wednesday, July 10th)
Economic Revitalization – job training and small business assistance (Thursday, July 11th)
Housing and Revitalization of Neighborhoods - (Wednesday, July 17th)
For additional information or need further assistance please contact the Office of Community Development (OCD) at 413-750-2241.