Century Seeks Public Input As They Consider Applying For Up To $2.2 Million In Grants

September 1, 2020

The Town of Century is seeking public input at an upcoming meeting as they consider applying for up to $2.2 million in state grants.

The town is considering applying to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) for a Fiscal Year 2019 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The Town is eligible to apply for up to $700,000 in the Neighborhood Revitalization, Commercial Revitalization and Housing Rehabilitation categories and up to $1.5 million in the Economic Development category.

Construction activities funded through the CDBG program must meet one of the following national objectives:

  • To provide benefit to low and moderate income persons;
  • Prevent or eliminate or elimination or slums or blight conditions;
  • To meet a need of recent origin having a particular urgency.

The categories for which these funds may be used are in the areas of housing or neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, and economic development.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 70% of the funds must benefit low and moderate income persons.

The public hearing will be held on September 8. Click here for more information (pdf).


6 Responses to “Century Seeks Public Input As They Consider Applying For Up To $2.2 Million In Grants”

  1. William Reynolds on September 8th, 2020 8:56 pm

    “Tried connecting thru zoom app and dial-in……..neither would work. Something about host hasn’t signed in.”

    The meeting was canceled because phone users were unable to connect.

  2. Chelleepea on September 8th, 2020 8:25 pm

    Tried connecting thru zoom app and dial-in……..neither would work. Something about host hasn’t signed in.

  3. bob c on September 1st, 2020 11:55 am

    HA, HA, HA, HA…..”leadership” NOT of Town of Century may as well just write a letter to Santa Claus and ask for a GIFT of the money because that’s what it’ll be.
    Get the money with no intention of paying it back….gotta have a LOW Credit Rating.
    Poor Sucker if anyone bites this poison apple.
    VOTE ‘em OUT….
    Proved that Mike Hill could be Voted Out, time to keep Cleaning House in the Town of Century.

  4. mat on September 1st, 2020 11:29 am

    If a Grant is given to the Town, It should be dispersed by a 3rd neutral party.
    The “Leadership” of the Town should have no control over the funds nor
    should they ever touch a penny of it.

  5. retired on September 1st, 2020 8:45 am

    some how they will line their pockets.
    miss use the money

  6. Jan on September 1st, 2020 6:57 am

    They’ve mismanaged everything else. Why do I think this would be a disaster and a waste of taxpayers’ money with none or few of the state’s good intentions achieved. Throwing good money after bad.

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