City seeking proposals for projects for Community Development Block Grant funding

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Robert Perea, The Fernley Reporter

The City of Fernley is calling for the public, nonprofit organizations and for profit businesses to propose projects for Community Development Block grant funds

The City recently received two CDGD grants, but the process is now beginning for the next cycle of grants. On July 12, the city announced that it was awarded a grant for $395,000 for ADA compliant restrooms at the Fernley Depot, and $100,000 for the Main St. Beautification Project.

In total, the City of Fernley has received more than $2.2 million in grant funds from the Nevada CDBG program since 2002 and approximately $1 million in the last six years.

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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act

Projects must meet at least one of the following requirements: benefit 51% or more low income households or persons; elimination or prevention of slum and blight; or address a recent urgent community development need.

These monies may be used for community revitalization, housing rehabilitation, or infrastructure improvement projects within the City or that benefit qualified Fernley residents. The award process is highly competitive among the 26 rural jurisdictions in Nevada.

To propose a project, contact Trisha Conner at City Hall at 775-784-9851 or email her at tconner@cityoffernley.org.

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