Logan City seeking input on funding priorities

Logan City is announcing many opportunities for residents to get involved in the creation of the city’s five-year plan (or the Consolidated Plan) which Community Development Block Grant Coordinator James Olson says will ultimately dictate the spending priorities for CDBG funds through the year 2018.

Olson says total funding for Logan is projected to be just under $500,000 this year. He says the Consolidated Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, and describes community needs such as local housing, homelessness and other special needs.

Olsen is asking for feedback from the public and a series of outreach meetings have been scheduled over the next few weeks to get public input on community needs.

“We give people the opportunity come,” Olson says. “If they can make it in the morning, great. If they can make it on their lunch hour, we’re here.

“So we hope between all of those things a lot of people will be able to come to the meetings and just take advantage of this opportunity to participate in providing their feedback on the needs and priorities of the community.”

Olson says CDBG funds can be used for many worthwhile projects in the community, such as housing, parks, transportation, capital and general plans. For a schedule of the outreach meetings and more information on the process see the attached document or contact Olson at 716-9008.

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