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Mobile County Commission holds first in-person CDBG-DR Public Engagement Meeting

Posted on: Mar 12th, 2024 | News and AnnouncementsPress Releases

Mobile County Commission holds first in-person CDBG-DR Public Engagement Meeting

 

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Mobile County Commission held its first in-person public engagement meeting on March 11 to discuss how Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds can benefit disaster recovery projects in areas of Mobile County affected by Hurricanes Sally and Zeta. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has allocated CDBG-DR funding to assist the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) in rebuilding and recovering from the damage caused by Hurricanes Sally and Zeta across the state of Alabama. As a subrecipient to ADECA, the Mobile County Commission has been allocated a total of $28,379,808 in funding and is dedicated to ensuring that these funds are utilized effectively to address the needs of the community.

 

The public engagement meeting, held at Prichard City Hall, drew over 500 individuals eager to contribute to the discussion on how these funds can benefit affordable housing and infrastructure recovery projects in areas affected by Hurricanes Sally and Zeta.

 

During the meeting, attendees were presented with valuable insights by Gordon Bauer, Director of Grants Management, Renae Barren, Deputy Director of Grants Management, and a representative from ADECA’s Contractor, Horne Consulting. Topics covered included an introduction to CDBG-DR and the County Commission’s partnership with ADECA, a walkthrough of HUD and ADECA requirements for CDBG-DR funding, and an interactive discussion on identifying unmet needs and establishing goals for the Local Recovery Plan.

 

Mobile County remains committed to seeking feedback from individuals in communities severely impacted by Hurricanes Sally and Zeta. Individuals are encouraged to complete the feedback form located online at https://bit.ly/3V0Wsk9.

 

The next public engagement meeting is scheduled for March 26 in the City of Bayou La Batre. More details will be released soon.

 

For more information about the CDBG-DR program and upcoming public engagement meetings, please visit the Mobile County website at https://bit.ly/3OBHltn or contact the Grants Department at comments.cdbg-dr@mobilecountyal.gov.

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