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Community Development Funding Applications Available

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The City of White Plains Community Development Block Grant Program has commenced the preparation of its 2013-14 Annual Action Plan. The City of White Plains has been a recipient of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant funding for the past 38 years. Due to current challenges at the federal level, to date HUD has not announced funding award levels for grantees. The City of White Plains will proceed with its annual application process for HUD funding anticipating that the funding level for the period of September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014 will either remain the same as in 2012 ($827,929) or will be reduced by 5 percent ($786,532).  Final funding decisions will be dependent upon additional forthcoming information provided by HUD.

The City will be receiving applications for 2013-14 CDBG grant funds to support public service programs through 4 p.m. on Friday, March 29, 2013. Complete applications must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for funding. Complete applications include the Application Form and a narrative describing the program or project to be funded and how it will benefit low and moderate-income households or aid in the elimination of slum and blight, as well as describing how it will contribute to meeting the goals and objectives of the City’s 2010-14 Consolidated Five Year Plan, available at the White Plains Planning Department, Centro Hispano, Slater Center and on the City’s web site at

Full information including the application and directions may be found on the City of White Plains website on the home page in the “White Plains News” section. You may also contact Community Development at 914-422-1300 or

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