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In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID‐19), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated $1,365,046 in stimulus funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG‐CV) and $671,793 through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG‐CV) to the City of Schenectady. These allocations are authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116‐136.
The City of Schenectady requests public comment from residents within the community on the proposed allocations of the CDBG‐CV and ESG‐CV funds as outlined. This information is available online at: https://www.cityofschenectady.com/195/Development
The City of Schenectady continues to work with our partners, service providers and community to identify the most immediate needs and projected long‐term needs as a result of COVID‐19 in order to align these resources in a timely manner to the highest priorities identified.
The Five Day Public Comment Period will begin on Monday, July 6th, 2020 at 8:00 am and conclude on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 4:00 pm. Public comments can be emailed to the City of Schenectady’s Community Development team at CommunityDevelopment@schenectadyny.gov or they can be mailed to:
City of Schenectady – City HallAttn: Kristin DiotteDepartment of Development105 Jay Street, Room 14Schenectady, NY 12305
All public comments will be taken into consideration prior to submitting the funding requests as an amendment to the 2019‐2020 Annual Action Plan for approval to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.