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Home | Tag Archives: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Tag Archives: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

City holds Community Development Week Kick Off Event

Officials with the City of El Paso and dignitaries are inviting the public out for the kick-off event for Community Development Week.

The Department of Community and Human Development (DCHD) and District 1, City Representative Peter Svarzbein invites the public to kick-off of National Community Development (CD) Week, by attending a rededication and neighborhood block party at Borderland Park.

This event will highlight the Borderland Park improvements made possible with over $328,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding.

The upgrades to the park allows for ADA accessibility, more sitting areas, solar compacting trash receptacle, installation of pet waste bag dispensers, bike rack, trees, metal shelter with lights to cover the playground, swing sets with rock wall enclosure, engineered wood fiber fall surface, resurfacing of basketball court, modification of irrigation stem and more.

“Communities use CDBG to respond to current and emerging community development needs, including the creation of jobs, development of affordable housing, improvement of existing house stock, the delivery of vital services, and the development of essential infrastructure improvements,” city officials shared via an emailed release.  “Both of these programs have been successful because of the support of partner agencies, community volunteers, neighborhood associations and private sector partners.”

During the celebration, guests will enjoy free food, beverages and entertainment. The event is free and open to the public.

Since 1975, the City of El Paso has provided over $85 million in HOME Program funding to create safe, affordable housing opportunities and over $384 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to provide essential public services, economic opportunities, street and drainage improvements, public facility and infrastructure improvements and other quality of life improvements to low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

WHO:           City of El Paso Community+ Human Development

WHAT:         Borderland Park Rededication + Neighborhood Block Party

WHEN:         4 p.m. to 6 p.m., April 22

WHERE:       Borderland Park, 6327 Modesta St.

City: $1M in CDBG Funding Available for Neighborhood Improvements in Districts 3, 5

The City of El Paso announced on Thursday that they will allocate $1 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to improve low-and moderate-income neighborhoods in Districts 3 and 5.

Each targeted district will receive $500,000 for needed improvements in their neighborhoods.

Via a news release, city officials stated, “CDBG’s main purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities to low- and moderate-income residents. CDBG funds have such a positive impact in El Paso’s neighborhoods not only with improvements but by building a sense of community pride.”

Proposed projects must be located in either District 3 or 5, be in a CDBG eligible area and benefit low- and moderate-income neighborhoods to be considered for funding.

CDBG funds can be used for a variety of projects including:

  • Neighborhood, Recreation and Senior Centers
  • Park Improvements
  • Small-Scale Green Infrastructure
  • Libraries
  • Walkability and Accessibility

The City will also receive approximately $2.6 million for large-scale citywide projects. More information on these projects can be found by clicking on the banner on the Community + Human Development webpage.

Citizen request forms can be downloaded at the website or picked up at any City facility located in Districts 3 or 5 (libraries, recreation and senior centers) or at the Community and Human Development located in City 3 at 801 Texas, 3rd Floor.

Deadline to submit a proposed project is 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 28.  For more information, call (915) 212-0138 or email CDBGApplications@elpasotexas.gov

City Announces Community Development Block Grant Community Meetings

The City of El Paso Department of Community and Human Development is receiving approximately $3.3 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds during the 44th CDBG Program Year (2018-2019).

District 2 and District 4 will each be allocated approximately $1.4 million and another $500,000 will be available for citywide projects.

A community meeting will be held in Districts 2 and 4 and an additional meeting will be held for citywide projects. The meetings will allow community input on how the funds should be allocated, and information on the CDBG process and funding opportunities.

These meetings will also provide an opportunity for the community to propose projects to be considered for CDBG funding and suggestions on how the department can improve their neighborhoods.

CDBG funds can be used for a variety of projects including recreation centers, senior centers, medical clinics, street and drainage improvements, library enhancements, parks and other public facility improvements.

District 4 Community Meeting    |   Wednesday, September 20, 6 pm                   

Northeast Regional Command Center          9600 Dyer                                                             

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District 2 Community Meeting  |  Thursday, September 21, 6 pm

Grandview Senior Center 3134 Jefferson Avenue

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Citywide Community Meeting |  Tuesday, September 26, 6 pm

City Council Chambers 300 North Campbell

Deadline to submit a proposed project is 6:00 p.m. Thursday, October 19. Projects must be located in CDBG eligible areas in the targeted zones. For more information, please call 915.212.0138.

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