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Council Subcommittee OKs Pittsfield's CDBG Annual Plan

The Community and Economic Development subcommittee on Thursday approved CDBG Annual Plan for the program year 2022-2023.

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Pittsfield releases draft 2023 Annual Action Plan

Through what the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) terms an entitlement grant, HUD provides the city with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding on an annual basis.

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Pittsfield Human Services Advisory Council Advises 2023 CDBG Awards

The proposals for more than 20 local agencies and organizations will go to Mayor Linda Tyer and the City Council for approval during the FY23 budget process.

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Housing Identified as Largest Need for Pittsfield CDBG Funds

More than 20 participants attended the virtual hearing on Wednesday. Through a survey over the Zoom platform, they voted housing as the top priority to support the community on two occasions.

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Cheshire Selectmen Receive CDBG Update

The Board of Selectmen received an update Tuesday from Patricia Mullins of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission on the status of the town's $998,000 joint Community Development Block Grant.

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Adams Revises Park Plans Because of Reduced CDBG Funding

Plans for a park on Cook Street are being revamped after town officials learned the federal funds for this and other projects will be $500,000 less than expected.

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North Adams Putting CDBG Funds Into Road Projects

The federal block grant funding has for years been used in updating recreational facilities, demolishing blighted buildings and contributing to social service agencies.

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Adams to Receive $2.3 Million In COVID-19 Relief Funding

There are restrictions on what the funds can be used for: to support public health expenditures; to address economic suffering caused by COVID-19; to replace lost public sector revenue; to provide premium pay for essential workers; and to invest in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

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Pittsfield Community Development To Host Public Hearing

The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain public comments and suggestions on how the city's federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds should be used to improve quality of life in the community.

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Adams to Seek CDBG Funding for Coal & Grain Park

Members of the Community Development Department gave a presentation to the Selectmen at its Wednesday workshop and informed the board that now that the park designs are complete, the town can apply for funds to begin park.

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Pittsfield Human Service Programs Receive CDBG Funds

At the Jan. 12, City Council meeting, Pittsfield received its second allocation of Community Development Block Grants in the amount of $475,103.00. The federally funded program is designed to help small cities and towns meet a broad range of community development needs.

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Pittsfield Gets $475K for Second Installment of Block Grant Funds

In total, the city has received $1,264,444. The first allocation was accepted by the City Council on April 28, 2020. These two allocations are separate and in addition to the city's annual entitlement allocation.