Public hearing set for CBDG funds

DOWNEY - A public hearing has been set for Feb. 22 to discuss the disbursement of federal grants intended to benefit low- and moderate-income residents.The city of Downey is scheduled to receive funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CBDG) and Home Investment Partnership Grant (HOME) next fiscal year. The federal grants are available to cities for housing and community development projects which will primarily benefit low-income residents, community development director Brian Saeki wrote in a report to the City Council. Residents and community members can attend the public hearing and offer input on how the funds be used. A second and final public hearing will take place May 24 before the city submits an application to secure the funding. The city has previously used CBDG and HOME grants to support the TLC Family Resource Center, Arc of Southeast Los Angeles County, the library's adult literacy program, and other programs. The Feb. 22 public hearing will take place during the regular City Council meeting, which begins at 7:30 p.m. -Eric Pierce, city editor

********** Published: February 10, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 43