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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 at 24 CFR Part 570.201 (e) Public Services. Specific services are listed in the 2021 CDBG application.

While there is no limit to the number of applications that an organization may submit, each project must be submitted as its own application.

Download: 2021 Community Development Block Grant Application (PDF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm

APPLICATIONS MUST BE RETURNED TO:

Social Development Director

City Hall, 3rd Floor

62 Civic Center Plaza

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. All applications received after the closing date noted above will be returned to the applicant without review.

Citizen Participation Plan & 2020 Annual Action Plan – March 26, 2021

The City of Poughkeepsie invites its residents, public service agencies, and other stakeholders to provide public input with regard to the City’s Amended Citizen Participation Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00am.

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City of Poughkeepsie to Boost Funding in Fight against Gun Violence

City officials have announced that additional funding will be allocated from the City’s CDBG program to provide grants to local non-profits whose mission involves the fight against gun violence and the removal of guns from the streets of Poughkeepsie. Applications for funding under the PILOT grant program are now available on the City’s website here:
https://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/commdev/2021/03/23/city-of-poughkeepsie-2021-public-service-application-for-funding/

“It is imperative that we do all we can to fight back against the gun violence epidemic, and that is why I have worked with the administration to create this grant program to directly fund local organizations doing the work on the ground,” said Councilman Evan Menist of the city’s 2nd Ward. “We are going to start this as a pilot grant program immediately, with plans to expand it into a longer-term commitment in a results-oriented policy of strategic investment in our community. I am thankful for the collaborative partnership with the administration that is making this program possible.”

City officials recognize that local non-profit organizations have a pivotal role in reducing gun violence through various prevention and intervention programs, and this new funding source will help those efforts.

Mayor Rob Rolison said: “There is a proven and significant impact when local governments fund local programs in ways that put vital funding into preventing gun violence.”

CDBG Virtual Public Hearing – Amended Citizen Participation Plan & 2020 Annual Action Plan – March 26, 2021

The City of Poughkeepsie invites its residents, public service agencies, and other stakeholders to provide public input with regard to the City’s Amended Citizen Participation Plan and the 2020 Annual Action Plan on Friday, March 26, 2021 at 10:00am.

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Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act made $490,225 available to the City of Poughkeepsie under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV). These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This additional funding requires a substantial amendment to the City’s 2019 Annual Action Plan. This amendment available online below outlines the proposed uses of these funds. The City is releasing the proposed plan for a seven (7) day comment period from Thursday, September 10, 2020 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

Download: CDBG-CV 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment (.pdf)

Virtual Public Hearing

A virtual public hearing on the matter will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.. Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future meetings and public hearings will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend at the remote locations where city staff will be situated. The public, however, will be able to fully observe the videoconference hearing with the information posted below.

The public can email written comments regarding the matter to Jaclyn Greenwald at [email protected] during the seven (7) day comment period listed above. Members of the public will also be provided the opportunity to give verbal comments during the scheduled public hearing.

Please register for City of Poughkeepsie CDBG-CV 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment public hearing to be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The meeting will be recorded and subsequently posted for viewing on our website and can be found here:  https://totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=cop