The City of Opelika announces anticipated funding under the CDBG Program Year 2022 an estimated $258,169 of Federal grant funds for activities benefiting low-to moderate income persons through housing rehousing services, neighborhood revitalization, public services, and working with community groups and non-profits. The programs and projects are funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Program Year begins October 1, 2022 and ends September 30, 2023.
The City of Opelika will hold a public hearing at 4:00pm on Monday, June 13, 2022 at the Municipal Meeting Room, 300 MLK Boulevard, for citizen input and questions concerning PY2022 Action Plan activities which is currently in progress. For each year of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, an Annual Action Plan must be developed to identify programs and projects that the City intends to accomplish.
The 2022 Action Plan portion of the Consolidated Plan details the programs and projects that are proposed for funding. Supposing continued funding of present operations (with adjustments based on funding fluctuation) the below potential activities have been provided:
Emergency Home Repair $ 60,811
Home Ownership $ 50,000
Utility Assistance $ 16,405
The Community Market $ 22,320
Sidewalk/Streetscape $ 37,000
Opelika Main Street $ 20,000
Administration $ 51,633
Grant Total $258,169
Public participation and comment is invited either in writing or in person. A draft and proposed version of the Plan is available for review at the Opelika Public Library at 1100 Glenn St., City Hall at 204 S. 7th St., or the Public Works Facility at 700 Fox Trail beginning Monday, June 6, 2022. A digital copy can be downloaded here. Comments and concerns can be forwarded to the address below and must be received by the department no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 12, 2022.
Public Comment Point of Contact:
Community Development Administrator
City of Opelika Public Works
700 Fox Trail
Opelika, AL 36801
If special accommodations are needed to participate at the hearing by persons with disabilities, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at 334-705-2083 at least forty-eight hours in advance.