City taking CDBG proposals

Published Feb 15, 2017 at 4:00pm

The Community Development Advisory Committee is seeking applications from agencies and organizations which address public service objectives from Rome’s 2016 Community Development Block Grant action plan. Applications will be accepted starting Thursday.

Each year, the city receives about $1 million from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. For 2016, the city is receiving $926,572.

The money is meant to assist people with low and moderate income to receive safe, decent and affordable housing, a suitable living environment, expanded economic opportunities and aid in the elimination of slum and blight. 

Organizations and agencies interested in submitting a proposal may pick up an application from the city Department of Community and Economic Development on the third floor at City Hall, 198 N. Washington St., or send requests for electronic copies to In order to be considered for funding, proposals must be submitted by mail or in person no later than noon on Friday, March 17, to the Department of Community and Economic Development.

No late submissions will be accepted.

Public meetings will be held 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 28, and Wednesday, March 1, at Capitol Cinema, 230 W. Dominick St, for any organizations which may have questions regarding the application or requirements. 

For more information call or email Brandon La Roy at 315-339-7645 or email