SALISBURY, Md. - In two weeks, residents will have the opportunity to voice their opinions on how more than $300,000 worth of projects in Salisbury should be handled, during a public hearing on the city’s action plan.

The plan is a draft for what to do with the city’s 2018 Community Development Block Grant. It’s part of a statewide program that gives money towards housing revitalization, community facilities and economic development.

Some of the highlights include the Homebuyer Assistance Grants, which will distribute $100,000 to about 18 low-to-moderate-income families, to help them purchase homes.

Another is the $146,000 that will go to build new, and fix current, sidewalks in the Presidents-Princeton neighborhood.

The first public hearing on this grant will be on Wednesday, April 18th at 5:30 PM in the Council Chambers. The second hearing will be on Monday, April 30th at the same time and place. These hearings will allow citizens an opportunity to comment on the 2018 Action Plan and provide their views on the community development needs of the City of Salisbury. All interested persons are encouraged to attend.

The City will be accepting written comments on the 2018 Action Plan through 4:30 PM on Thursday, May 3, 2018. All written comments should be mailed to the City of Salisbury, HCDD, 207 West Main Street, Suite 102, Salisbury, Maryland 21801. For additional information you may contact HCCD at (410) 334-3031.

To see the draft of this year’s program: click here.

And for more information about the Community Development Block Grant: click here.

source: http://www.wmdt.com/news/maryland/city-of-salisbury-asks-for-publics-input-on-300k-grant/725225618