Marshville eyes block grant funding

Feb. 01, 2013 @ 06:35 PM

Marshville’s town council will hold a public hearing Monday on possible Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs and funding.

There are many different categories of grants and funding towns can receive from the program.

“With the public hearing for the CDBG, the town’s not applying for a grant at this time. CDBG requires you to have two public hearings to notify the public of the town’s intent to apply for CDBG funds. The first public hearing typically goes over what the programs are and the different grant categories,” Amanda Reid, Marshville’s town manager, said.

She emphasized that the town is basically holding its first public hearing Monday to help move the process forward.

The town will be prepared this year to apply for a grant if one becomes available and to hold the second required public hearing that will focus on the specific type of grant the town chooses to apply for, she said.

CDBG funding in North Carolina is administered by the North Carolina Department of Commerce. Grant and loan funding are made available each year to Commerce from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG grant categories include grants for economic development, infrastructure, scattered housing, small business entrepreneurial assistance and the NC Catalyst Grant, according to an agenda packet for Marshville’s Monday meeting.

Monday’s meeting will also include a discussion and possible action on a fiscal year 2012-2013 contract to audit accounts as well as discussions and possible actions on a memorial resolution in honor of Gladys Kelly, a NCLM Joint Action Program involving Progress Energy/Duke Power Rate Case, and a request by Affordable Cleaners to make alterations to a town owned building.

Monday’s meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Marshville’s town hall.

For more information visit the town’s website at www.marshvillenc.govoffice2.com/ or call 704-624-2515.