On Saturday, February 9, the Department of Community and Human Development (DCHD) is presenting the Top 10 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Large-Scale Public Facility proposals for community input.
The event begins with a polling campaign from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at San Jacinto Plaza.
The City of El Paso will receive approximately $2.6 million in CDBG funding for the allocation of large-scale projects that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons. Out of the numerous project submissions from city departments, local nonprofits and government agencies, the DCHD and the CDBG Steering Committee established the Top 10 List of projects to be considered for funding.
The polling campaign at San Jacinto Plaza will allow residents to review and ask each of the agencies questions about of their proposed projects before voting for their preferred project.
After the polling campaign ends, the DCHD will review the community opinions and incorporate the public’s responses as part of City staff’s recommendation to City Council for a final vote on which projects to fund.
Officials add that the kick off is free and will be filled with fun activities for the entire family such as a photo booth, face painting, jumping balloon, STEM activities, obstacle courses, craft making for children, bullseye game, LEGO bricks, balloon animals, small fishing pond game with prizes, school age activities, huacha and horseshoe competitions, body composition tests, free mental health screenings, Mabee ELA will conduct dental health curriculum, health and wellness activities, tumbling and children’s fitness activities, Silver Sneakers-Chair Aerobics, Zumba kids and much more.
There will be FREE food from La Placita Café for the first 150 guests.
The event and proposed projects support the City’s goal to nurture and promote a healthy, sustainable community. For more information, call the Department of Community and Human Development at (915) 212-0138.
The polling campaign will continue until March 4, 2019.
TOP 10 Large-Scale Public Facilities Projects in the Run for CDBG Funding