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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Notice of Public Comment, Public Hearing and Availability of CDBG Funds


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded program intended to increase housing, community and economic opportunities for low and moderate-income residents of the City of DeKalb. 

The City is required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to submit a Consolidated Plan every five years plus an annual One Year Action Plan which describes community needs, resources, priorities and proposed activities to be undertaken under CDBG.  The City will receive an estimated $400,000 in CDBG funds for Program Year 2018 (April 1, 2018- March 31, 2019).

The Draft Annual Action Plan for 2018 is available on the City’s website at and in hard copy at the City Clerk’s Office, DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 South Fourth Street and the DeKalb Public Library at 309 Oak Street beginning March 24, 2018.

The 2018 Proposed Annual Action Plan is subject to consideration and public input by City Council and members of the community.   All interested citizens are invited to submit written comments during the 30-day review period beginning March 24, 2018, until April 23, 2018.

Citizens are also invited to attend and provide input on the 2018 Proposed Annual Action Plan at a Public Hearing to be held on April 23, 2018, at the regular meeting of City Council.  The meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, 200 South Fourth Street.

For further information, contact Community Development Director Jo Ellen Charlton at 815-748-2371 or, or Community Services Assistant Joanne Rouse at 815-748-2366 or

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