CDBG public hearing tonight in city

Tonight is the first in a series of public hearings related to the city of Dunkirk’s 2014 Community Development Block Grant Program.

The city of Dunkirk is a Department of Housing and Urban Development entitlement community grantee. This grant is provided to carry out a wide range of community development activities directed toward revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing, spurring economic development, and providing improved community facilities and services.

According to Nicole Waite, CDBG Administrator, “This is your chance to let the city know what projects and initiatives you think they should be focusing its CDBG funding on in 2014. We really need to hear what you have to say. We’re hoping for a great turnout and a lot of input.”

Tonight’s public hearing will take place at 6 p.m. in the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator Conference Room. Light refreshments will be served.

A second CDBG public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the second floor of City Hall. There will also be two Technical Assistance Meetings this month, which are targeted at potential applicants and will go over how to complete the 2014 Application.

Potential applicants are encouraged to bring their questions and project ideas.

Those meetings are slated for Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. and Nov. 21 at 4 p.m. Both meetings will be held in the Development Department’s Conference Room, located in the Stearn’s Building Suite 210.

If you have any questions regarding the city of Dunkirk’s CDBG Program please contact Nicole Waite, CDBG Administrator, at 366-9878 or