Tonight the City Council introduced an ordinance allocating more than $5M in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the city of Providence. Tonight was the first passage of the ordinance by the City Council, and it is expected to be passed for a second and final time at the Thursday, May 17 City Council meeting.
“As Chairman of the Committee on Claims and Pending Suits, I, along with fellow committee members, was tasked with ensuring that these federal dollars were allocated equitably and that the funds would have the greatest impact possible for our community,” stated Senior Deputy Majority Leader Nicholas J. Narducci Jr. “I would like to thank my colleagues for all their hard work to achieve this end. I’m also very proud that we were able to help so many organizations in Providence to continue their good works.”
City Council President David A. Salvatore said, “Collaboration is key to the success of any budgeting process, and this particular process was a success because of the continued collaboration between the Council, Mayor Elorza, and his administration. Because of this collaborative effort, many local organizations will receive much-needed funds to continue their transformative work. Finally, I am grateful for the dedicated leadership of Chairman Narducci and the committee for their hard work on this process.”
The CDBG Program is a federal program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG Program is one of the longest continuously run programs run by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The 2018-2019 CDBG Budget Highlights Includes:
- $473,714.00 in Community Center Grants
- $386,135.00 in Public Service Grants
- $437,885.00 in Economic Development Grants
- $835,961.00 in Housing Grants
- $1,118,521.00 in Facility Improvement Grants
- $776,250.00 in Neighborhood Investment Strategies Grants
- $1,354,201.00 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program
- $1,133,603.00 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program
- $421,403.00 in Emergency Solutions Grants (Programs helping the homeless)
For a complete list of recipients, please visit council.providenceri.com.