Casper City Council Holds Hearing on Community Development Funds Use
The Casper City Council will receive comments during a public hearing about the annual report of the Community Development Block Grant program at its regular meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.
The program assisted hundreds of elderly, disabled, homeless and low-income people with tickets for the Casper Area Transportation Coalition and The Bus for transportation to medical, educational, recreational, employment and other social services, according to the annual plan report for the 2013-2014 fiscal year.
It also assisted residents of low- to moderate-income homeowners for repairs, enabled the management of the Life Steps Campus on East 12th Street, and provided facade grants to businesses in the Old Yellowstone District and downtown.
The program received $255,443 in CDBG funds from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The city took $42,165 of the previous year’s CDBG funds and repurposed those, and received $8,996.91 in program income. After loans were repaid and other calculations, the total amount of CDBG funds available to the city was $306,604.91.
Council also is scheduled to set hearing dates to annex or replat certain subdivisions.