(January 31, 2022) – The City of Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development department needs public feedback on the City’s planned spending of federal dollars intended to support local projects and the revitalization of Knoxville’s low-to-moderate income neighborhoods.
This year the Knoxville Housing and Neighborhood Development Director Becky Wade and Community Development Administrator Linda Rust will host a virtual meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. To register/access click this link, Meeting link, then proceed using the following information: Meeting ID: 848 2108 5538; and Passcode: 281546.
The public-input process requires input and consultations with residents, community groups and other stakeholders on unmet needs and gaps not met in these federally designated categories:
Non-housing Community Development
- which includes Economic development, neighborhood stabilization, public services, public facility and infrastructure improvements;
The U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City to provide a draft plan for its annual activities as well a five-year plan as part of its applications to receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds.
At the meeting, staff will outline the draft version of the City’s Year Three Annual Action Plan Update, which provides an update to the Five Year Consolidated Plan developed by the department with community-wide input in 2019.
Information will be provided to representatives of agencies wanting to apply for the 2022-2023 fiscal year CDBG and Homeless Grants. Application packets for both grants will be posted on Feb. 7 at KnoxvilleTN.gov/development and the tab Current Grant Opportunities.
FIRST: grant applicants must attend a Technical Assistance Workshops offered on February 9 or 10
SECOND: Submitsprior to fore the application on noon on Feb. 25, 2022. More information is posted at KnoxvilleTN.gov/development.