A public comment period is underway through Tuesday, April 20 for the City of Mesa's proposed Fiscal Year 2021/2022 Annual Action Plan. The plan includes specific activities recommended for funding under the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The plan also includes the City's Human Services programs which receive money from the General Fund and contributions from the ABC: A Better Community program. The funds are used for housing and community development activities that benefit low and moderate-income residents and assist in the prevention or elimination of slum and blighting influences.
The City anticipates receiving the following allocations from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for FY 21/22:
CDBG $4,224,481 (public service and non-public service)
ESG $ 346,781
Human Services funding available to non-profit agencies is $520,000.
An electronic copy of the Annual Action Plan, listing all projects proposed for funding, is available at https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/community-development/plans-amendments-reports.
Written comments are welcome and may be sent to:
City of Mesa
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
You may also contact her at (480) 644-4546, or via e-mail at Michelle.Albanese@mesaaz.gov for further information. All written comments received by Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. will be considered.
City Council is scheduled to vote on the funding recommendations at its April 5 meeting. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our citizens this meeting will take place via Zoom and will be live streamed on You Tube.
The Annual Action Plan will be submitted to HUD by May 15. The 2021/2022 fiscal year begins July 1.
Housing and Community Development
Contact: Kevin Christopher