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Posted on: March 8, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Notice of First Public Hearing

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The City of Sidney intends to make application to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Office of Community Development to access funding available under the Fiscal Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally-funded program administered by the State of Ohio.

Potential projects will be reviewed, ranked, and selected based on: compliance with a CDBG National Objective; inclusion in the City of Sidney Community Development Implementation Strategy (CDIS); number of beneficiaries served; and priority rating for health and safety.

The City of Sidney may apply for funding under the following programs:

  • Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program
  • Community Development Program, including Formula Allocation, Neighborhood Revitalization, and Critical Infrastructure
  • Economic Development & Public Infrastructure Program
  • Target of Opportunity Grant Program
  • Training and Technical Assistance Funds
  • And Any New Programs Announced Under the CDBG, HOME, and OHTF Programs

The Community Development Program includes the funding for the Formula Allocation and two set asides - Neighborhood Revitalization Grants and the Critical Infrastructure Program.

The first of the required two public hearings for this comprehensive grant program will be convened in the City of Sidney City Hall, Council Chambers, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365, an ADA-accessible facility, at 1 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021, to provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG program, including an explanation of eligible activities and program requirements.

Attendance will also be available virtually via GoToMeeting. If you would like to attend virtually, please call 937-498-8130 for connection information.

The CDBG program can fund a broad range of activities, including: economic development projects; planning activities; street improvements; water supply, drainage and sanitary sewer improvements; park acquisitions and improvements; demolition of unsafe structures; rehabilitation of housing and neighborhood facilities.

The activities must be designed to meet one of the CDBG National Objectives to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, or aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, and also comply with the applicable Program Objectives as outlined in the Ohio Consolidated Plan.

Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing to provide input on the City of Sidney’s CDBG program. Should any participant require auxiliary aids due to disability or non-English languages, please contact this office at least one week prior to the hearing date to ensure needs will be accommodated. Written comments may be submitted to the City of Sidney prior to the hearing date at the address above.

Barbara Dulworth, Community Development Director

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