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3/2/2010 - Community Development Block Grant Program

2010 - 2011

The City of East Providence is currently soliciting proposals for the use of 20010-2011 Community Development Block Grant funds estimated at $800,000. These funds will be available for programming during the 2011 fiscal year (July1, 2010 - June 30, 2010).

Applications and technical assistance are available by calling David Bachrach at 401.435.7535, or mailing a request to: Community Development Division, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI 02914 All proposals must be submitted to David Bachrach on the 2010-2011 Application for Funding Form preferably in an electronic medium, no later than the Application Deadline of March 17th 2010 by 4:00 p.m.

As a part of the planning process for the use of these funds, the City will hold a Public Hearing for residents, City Council, agencies, profit and non profit interests, community groups, etc. to provide comment and input on the proposed use of CDBG funds.

Public Hearing
Tuesday, April 6th, 7:30 - 8:00 p.m.
145 Taunton Avenue
East Providence City Hall, City Council Chambers

All are encouraged to participate in determining how these funds are spent over the next year and the goals for the next 5 years. The Public Hearing starts a comment period, from Wednesday, April 7, 2010 to Friday, May 7, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. Written comments can be sent to or e-mailed: Attention David Bachrach, Community Development Division. All comments must be received by the last day of the comment period to be reviewed and considered. A copy of all comments will be included in the 1-year Action Plan to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on May15, 2010 for final approval.

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