First Public Hearing CDBG Program Year 2019

March 6, 2019



Seneca County intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for fiscal year 2019 funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program.  The below mentioned CDBG programs are federally funded and administered by the state.  CDBG programs can fund a broad range of planning, community improvement and housing related activities.  These activities must be designed to primarily benefit low-moderate income persons, aid in the prevention of elimination of slum and blight, or meet an urgent need within the community. The County is eligible for funds in 2019 as follows:

  • CDBG Allocation Program: The Fiscal Year 2019 allocation is undetermined at this time. However, the estimate is $150,000.00.  The Allocations Program is a community development and infrastructure improvement program that is available to all incorporated and unincorporated areas as well as community organizations, provided they meet all applicable requirements.
  • CDBG Neighborhood Revitalization Program: The County may be eligible to apply for $500,000 under the Neighborhood Revitalizations Program which is a competitive set-aside of the Allocation Program.  The purpose of this program is to target community development improvements to one community that meets program eligibility requirements.
  • CDBG Discretionary Program: Provides a means to fund worthwhile “targets of opportunity” projects and activities that do not fit within the structure of existing programs, and to provide supplemental resources to resolve immediate and unforeseen needs.

The first of two public information meetings regarding these programs will be held on Thursday March 21, 2019 at 10:30 AM at the Seneca County Commissioners located at the 111 Madison Street, Tiffin Ohio 44883. This meeting will provide citizens with pertinent information about all of these programs, including an explanation of eligible activities, applicable program requirements, and application due dates. Additionally Seneca County will host the Community Development Implementation Strategy (CDIS) meeting on Wednesday April 3, 2019 at 1:00 PM at the Seneca County Commissioners, 111 Madison Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883 prior to the second public information meeting.  Please RSVP to Seneca Regional Planning Commission if you are planning on attending the CDIS meeting.  Further information regarding the CDBG program and the CDIS meeting may be obtained at Seneca Regional Planning Commission located at 71 S. Washington St., Suite 1104, Tiffin, Ohio 44883.  Citizens are encouraged to attend these meetings to provide input in the County’s programs.  For Further information or to request special accommodations please contact Charlene Watkins, Executive Director of Seneca Regional Planning Commission at 419-443-7936 ext. 1123.


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Seneca Regional Planning Commission
71S. Washington St. Suite 1104
Tiffin, Ohio, 44883

Phone: (419)443-7936


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