City schedules Community Development Block Grant reception

The city’s Community Resources Division will host a Community Development Block Grant reception from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19 at the Fayetteville Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 945 S. College Ave.

Held in conjunction with National Community Development Week, the event will highlight the variety of programs funded by the CDBG program, which provides services to low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville. City staff will be available to provide more information to those who are interested.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

From the division:

The community will have the opportunity to receive information and resources to become effective advocates for continued CDBG funding. Currently, Fayetteville is a city that is allocated an annual appropriation. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the CDBG program, which provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. HUD determines the amount of each grant by using a formula comprised of several measures of community need, including the extent of poverty, population, housing overcrowding, age of housing, and population growth lag in relationship to other metropolitan areas.

For more information about the event or any of the CDBG programs, call the Community Resources Division at 479-575-8260, or visit the community development section of the city’s website.