McKINNEY (Feb. 29, 2016) — The City of McKinney encourages eligible organizations to apply for the city’s Community Development Block Grant funds (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) which are intended to address a range of Community Development activities. Funds for program year Oct. 1, 2016 through Sept. 30, 2017 must be used in McKinney to meet at least one CDBG national objective including: benefit to low and moderate income persons including homelessness and prevention, aging, education, workforce development, housing services, youth, and disabled persons; preventing slum or blighted areas; or addressing an urgent need.
The city will host a mandatory pre-application workshop on Wednesday, March 16 at 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers of City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St. Interested agencies and organizations must attend to fully learn about grant requirements and the application process.
Application proposals must be received by the Housing and Community Development Department, 314 S. Chestnut St., Ste. 101 by 4 p.m. on Monday, April 11. Applications will only be considered for those agencies attending the pre-application workshop: all others will be disqualified. Applications will be reviewed by the Community Grants Advisory Commission (CGAC), and a public hearing for agency presentations will be held May 11-12 each evening at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers. The minimum grant request to be considered from any participating organization is $5,000. City Council will consider CGAC funding recommendations Monday, Aug.1 at the regular meeting at 6 p.m. The application may be downloaded at mckinneytexas.org/CDBG or may be obtained by contacting the Community Services Administrator, Shirletta Best, at 972-547-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of nearly 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.