The City of Sidney intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Development Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The City is eligible for $150,000 of Fiscal Year 2021 Allocation funding, provided the City meets applicable program requirements. On March 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m., the City conducted its first public hearing to inform citizens about the CDBG program and how it may be used, what activities are eligible, and other important program requirements.
Based on both citizen input and local officials’ assessments of the City’s needs, the City is proposing to undertake the following CDBG activities for Fiscal Year 2021.
|Housing Repair - sewer repairs
|Benefit to low and moderate income persons
|Public facility/senior center
|Benefit to low and moderate income persons - limited clientele.
The Home Repair project will provide funding to low- and moderate-income households to make necessary repairs to their sanitary sewer lateral. Owner-occupied households in the project area that are determined to be income eligible will be able to apply for assistance with the cost to repair or replace their sanitary sewer lateral. The Public Facility project will provide funding to assist with the costs to replace the roof at the Sidney/Shelby County Senior Center.
A second public hearing will be held for the City of Sidney Fiscal Year 2021 Community Development Block Grant Program on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio, to give citizens an adequate opportunity to review and comment on the City’s CDBG application before it is submitted to the Ohio Development Services Agency.
Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing on June 8, 2021, to provide their views and comments on the City’s CDBG application.
If a participant needs auxiliary aids (interpreter, brailed or taped material, assistive listening device, other) due to a disability, the City Hall is a handicap accessible facility. Please contact the Community Development Department, 201 West Poplar Street, Sidney, Ohio 45365, telephone number (937) 498-8131 prior to June 7, 2021 in order to ensure that your needs will be met.
Barbara Dulworth, AICP
Community Development Director