The City of Piqua intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for funding under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The City is eligible for approximately $2.6 million of Program Year (PY) 2021 CDBG funding, providing the City meets applicable program requirements. The first of two public hearings will be held on Friday, March 12, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. to provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG Program including an explanation of eligible activities, program requirements, and application deadlines. The CDBG Program can fund a broad range of activities, including economic development projects; residential infrastructure; demolition of unsafe structures; public services; and improvements to neighborhood facilities. The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.
We will be holding a public hearing in the City Commission Chambers with a maximum capacity of 10 people. Facial coverings will be required for those who attend the public hearing at Commission Chambers. 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 8:00 am 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 email@example.com. All others wishing to attend may do so via phone or computer in a listen-only mode until the room is open for comments and questions.
The following CDBG programs are available to the City of Piqua:
|1. Community Development Allocation Program||$150,000|
|2. Neighborhood Revitalization Program||$750,000|
|3. Residential Public Infrastructure Program||$750,000|
|4. Economic Development Public Infrastructure Program||$500,000|
|5. Critical Infrastructure Program||$500,000|
|6. Target of Opportunity Grant Program||TBD|
The primary focus of this first public hearing is to inform citizens about the City of Piqua’s PY 2021 Community Development Allocation Program. A second public hearing will be held at a future announced date prior to the City’s submittal of grant applications for the CDBG Community Development Allocation Program and any other programs for which the City may apply. The tentative State application deadline for the Community Development Allocation Program is June 16, 2021.
Citizens are encouraged to participate in the public hearing on Friday, March 12, 2021, to provide their input on the City’s CDBG Programs.
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 Janel Ranly, Development Program Manager prior to Friday, March 12, 2021, at (937) 778-2049 in order to ensure that your needs will be accommodated.