Community Block Grant Program Announces the 2017 Funding Cycle

by Corey Light on

CDBG 2017 Funding Cycle is here!

Applications regarding the City of Conway’s Community Development Block Grant funding cycle for 2017 are available to the public at City Hall (1201 Oak Street) and through Community Development webpage.

The goals of the Community Development Department are to provide a suitable living environment, expanded economic opportunities and decent housing for the city’s low and moderate-income residents.
The city is currently undergoing the process for its one-year Action Plan (2017) for the city has yet to determine investment strategies for this round of funding. The 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan identified the following four investment strategies for CDBG funding:

  • Repair and maintain streets and sidewalks
  • Enhance the capacity of the City’s drainage an storm water runoff systems
  • Increase the supply of affordable suitable housing
  • Provision of additional community facilities and public services

While all funding requests address one the above needs, a determined amount of CDBG will be allocated to public service programs with a priority on transportation programs. Applicants for projects and services that benefit income-eligible citizens will be considered.

For more information regarding this process, there will be a choice of two training meeting/public hearings scheduled for Tuesday, May 23 at 4:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 8 at 4:30 p.m. at the Conway City Hall Conference Room (1201 Oak St.). Applications will only be accepted from any person or organization that attends at least one of the training sessions.

Since the funding for CDBG is currently undetermined, please be advised that requests for all programs and or projects applying for funding are subject to allocation changeability.

The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Emailed copies will be accepted with receipt confirmation only. If you have any questions, please contact
Kiera Oluokun at (501) 513-3570 or at kiera.oluokun@cityofconway.org