The City of Piqua intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for funding under the Program Year 2021 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Community Development Allocation; a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The City of Piqua is eligible for $150,000 of CDBG Community Development Allocation Program funding; provided the City meets applicable program requirements. On March 12, 2021 the City conducted its first public hearing to inform citizens about the entire CDBG program, how funds 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 of Piqua is looking at applying for the CDBG Community Allocation Program for the Program Year 2021 Grant Cycle.
This second of two required public hearings will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. in the City Commission Chambers at the Municipal Government Complex, 201 West Water Street, Piqua, Ohio to give citizens an adequate opportunity to review and comment on the City’s proposed CDBG Application, before the City submits its application to the Ohio Development Services Agency. We will also be offering the opportunity for citizens to participate in this public hearing via Zoom. Those who wish to attend via Zoom must submit a request for meeting access information via email by 8:00am on the date of the meeting. The Zoom application can be downloaded from your app store or accessed through your browser at Zoom.us. Request for meeting access may be submitted via email to Bethany Harp at firstname.lastname@example.org. All others wishing to attend may do so via phone or computer in listen-only mode until the room is open for comments and questions. The application deadline is June 16, 2021.
Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing on May 25, 2021 to express their views and comments on the City’s proposed CDBG Community Development Allocation application. The Municipal Government Complex is a handicapped accessible facility. If a participant will need auxiliary aids (interpreter, braille or taped material, assistive listening devices, other) due to a disability, please contact the Development Department prior to Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at (937) 778-2049 in order to ensure that your needs will be accommodated.