TOWN OF ULSTER
FISCAL YEAR 2011
APPLICATION FOR OFFICE OF COMMUNITY RENEWAL
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
Pursuant to the requirements of the New York State Office of Community Renewal, the Town of Ulster will conduct a public hearing to obtain the input of citizens, particularly low and moderate income persons, with regard to the NYS Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The CDBG program is administered by the NYS Division of Housing & Community Renewal, Office of Community Renewal (OCR).
An informational public hearing is scheduled for March 3, 2011 at 7:15 PM at the Ulster Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, New York 12449. Citizens are invited to participate in the development of the Town's Community Development project including assessing community development needs and priorities.
At the public hearing the Town will describe the types of grant assistance available from the Office of Community Renewal and will seek comments and suggestions from the public as to proposed uses of Community development Block Grant funds. The types of activities that may be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant program funds include acquisition and disposition of real property, public facilities and improvements, clearance activities, public services, payment of non-federal share of another federal program, removal of architectural barriers, relocation, rehabilitation and preservation activities, economic development and job creating activities. Approximately $40 million in CDBG funds are available for fiscal year 2011. The Town will also explain the primary and national objectives of the program, the State's CDBG requirements, the process and timeline for accepting applications and making award announcements.
The Town of Ulster anticipates submission of an application in an amount not to exceed $600,000. The Town expects that more applications will be submitted to the Office of Community Renewal than can be funded.
Citizens may submit views at the hearing or in writing to James E. Quigley 3rd, Town Supervisor, Ulster Town Hall, 1 Town Hall Drive, Lake Katrine, New York 12449.