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News Release

Apply Now for Moreno Valley Community Development Block Grant Funds

For Projects Benefiting Low-income Residents, Homeless, More.

For immediate release: November 20, 2019

The City of Moreno Valley is now accepting application proposals for grant funds dedicated to programs and projects benefiting low- and moderate-income residents or neighborhoods, eliminating blight, and addressing affordable housing and homelessness issues.

The City anticipates receiving approximately $2.082 million in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, approximately $672,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships funding and approximately $178,000 in Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funding for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.

CDBG program funds must be used for projects benefiting low- and moderate-income residents or neighborhoods, to eliminate blight or for community emergency needs. HOME program funds must be used to create, retain or rehabilitate affordable housing. ESG program funds must be used to improve the quality of life for people who are homeless or those at risk of homelessness.

Examples of eligible projects include neighborhood public improvements, housing rehabilitation programs, affordable-housing creation, crime prevention, economic development and public services. Both government and certified non-profit agencies may apply for project or program funding.

"This is a great example of the kind of local control that allows cities to decide what works best for them," said Dr. Yxstian Gutierrez, Mayor of Moreno Valley.

The City will accept application proposals through January 31, 2020, viaPlanet Bids. Requests for an application can be made by calling 951-413-3450 or by email at grantsadmin@moval.org.

The City of Moreno Valley will hold Application Workshops on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The CDBG Application Workshop is set for 10 a.m. and the HOME & ESG Application Workshop will be at 11:30 am. These workshops will be held at the City Council Chamber at 14177 Frederick St.

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Upon request, this news release will be made available in appropriate alternative formats to persons with disabilities, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any person with a disability who requires a modification or accommodation in order to participate in this meeting should direct such requests to Guy Pegan, ADA Coordinator, at 951.413.3120 at least 72 hours before the meeting. The 72-hour notification will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting.


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