Every year municipalities across the country receive large sums of money from the federal government to help combat poverty and support public works projects in neighborhoods. The City of Buffalo, like most communities in Western New York, is due to receive millions of dollars to help improve the lives of citizens and you should have a say in how those funds should be spent.

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On Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 6:00PM, officials from the City of Buffalo are hosting a Public Hearing to discuss their Annual Action Plan on how to spend these funds for the rest of this year and into next year.

The public hearing will be virtual and the agenda includes the amount of Federal funds are due to be received and how those funds should be used. The funds are coming from various federal programs, including the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program, the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, and the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program.

According to the 2020-2024 City of Buffalo Consolidated Plan, there is more than $75 Million in Federal money that needs to be allocated to different programs and projects throughout the city.

The purpose of these hearings is to obtain the views and comments of citizens, public agencies, and other interested persons relative to housing and community development needs that may be addressed by CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA funds in FY 2021.
-City of Buffalo Office of Strategic Planning

To participate, you can join the virtual meeting at this link and click Join a Meeting. You can also join by telephone by calling 1-415-655-0001. The Meeting number (access code) is: 142 047 5317, and the meeting password is: 1234

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