Community Development

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County, City Announce $1.1 Million Available for COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program

County, City Announce $1.1 Million Available for COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Relief Program Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro and City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison have announced more than $1.1 million in funding is available through a COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Relief program for low- and moderate-income households
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VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING: Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment

The City has received a second round of CDBG-CV funds totaling $473,819. This additional funding requires a second substantial amendment to the City’s 2019 Annual Action Plan to allocate these funds. This amendment outlines the proposed uses of these funds. The City is releasing the proposed plan for a seven (7)
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City of Poughkeepsie 2021 Public Service Application for Funding

The Community Development Department is seeking applications from qualified non-profit organizations interested in providing services that address one or more of the public service needs targeted in the city’s CDBG program. Public services are social service activities in the community that benefit low-to moderate-income citizens as per the CDBG regulations
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Community Development

The City of Poughkeepsie community development department works to improve the quality-of-life of residents through the planning and development of municipal infrastructure and public amenities. It includes the administration of community and economic development programs including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a federally funded formula-based grant that is allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Community Development Block Grant, administered by the City of Poughkeepsie and local non-profit organizations, provides needed services to the City’s lower income residents in an effort to create a suitable living environment throughout the community.

The City of Poughkeepsie also administers a Youth Activities and Opportunities Grant. The City provides funding to organizations, clubs, leagues, and/or educational institutions or groups that offer opportunities for children residing in the City to participate in community based youth programs, projects, activities, and camps.

For more information on the programs offered by the Community Development Department, please call 845-451-4046.

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