Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development and the City of
Poughkeepsie Office of Social Development are in the process of preparing the
2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The City
and County complete a joint plan for submission to the U.S. Department of
Housing and Urban Development. This Plan
establishes the priorities for the allocation of Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program funds. The County and City anticipate receiving $15
million dollars through these programs over the next five years.
Two public hearings will be held to give the public and interested agencies an opportunity to comment on the County and City’s needs and priorities as they relate to housing and community development. The hearings will be held on:
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m.
City of Poughkeepsie City Hall
Common Council Chambers 3rd Floor
62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
Dutchess County Farm and Home Center
2715 Route 44, Millbrook, NY 12545
Persons requiring special assistance in attending this session, such as sign interpreters or foreign language interpreters, must contact Anne Saylor at [email protected] or (845) 486-3600 by Friday, November 15, 2019 so assistance can be arranged. Questions regarding the public hearing should be directed to Anne Saylor, Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, [email protected] or (845) 486-3600 or Jacklyn Greenwald, City of Poughkeepsie Office of Social Development, at [email protected] or(845) 451-4020.
The nine-member Common Council has unanimously adopted a mid-year budget amendment which expands funding for youth services in the City of Poughkeepsie, Mayor Rob Rolison announced.
The Youth Activities & Opportunities Program was established in 2018. The awards assist local non-profit organizations by providing funding to support clubs and leagues as well as various summer and educational programs. The budget amendment makes an additional $100,000 available immediately to eligible organizations that provide positive, creative and healthy programs and activities for children.
Mayor Rolison said,
“There is a robust dialogue within the community today around the potential
uses for the former YMCA property on Montgomery Street, which was a haven of vibrant
youth activities in the City for many years. While that process is ongoing, we
must at the same time continue to rebuild programmatic funding streams, support
our non-profit partners and engage with all city stakeholders in order to
assure improved access to youth programs citywide.”
Finance Committee Chairwoman Natasha
Cherry (D-6th Ward) said, “Every small step we take with our
children builds better outcomes for them, for our families, and for our entire
community. There is tremendous volunteerism going on in the City today and these
grants magnify the impact of all those who give their time in support of these
Applicants are encouraged to contact
the Office of Social Development at (845)
451-4046 for further information or to discuss program eligibility.
The application form can be found here: http://cityofpoughkeepsie.com/commdev/
will be accepted through October 15, 2019, or until funds are exhausted.