IC accepting applications for block grants

BY DI STAFF | DECEMBER 09, 2011 7:20 AM

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Funding applications for low-income community-development projects now being accepted, according to an Iowa City press release.

Application are now available for $1.2 million in aid for housing, jobs, and service needs for low-to moderate-income Iowa City residents. The funds are supplied by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment partnerships programs.

Two informational workshops will be held at 3 p.m. Dec. 29 and 11 a.m. Jan. 9 in City Hall, 410 E. Washington St.

Applications must be submitted by Jan 20. The Housing and Community Development Commission and the Iowa City City Council will review all applications and conduct a public allocation process to determine which projects will receive funding.

The funds will become available for use July 1, 2012.

— by Asmaa Elkeurti

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