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  • Portland gets additional $570K in community development funds; budget set for May 18 hearing

    PORTLAND – The City Council on May 18 will decide how to allocate $570,000 in federal stimulus funding earmarked for community development projects. At the May 18 meeting, the council is also scheduled to have a final hearing and vote on a proposed $189 million city budget that wo...

  • Portland City Council accepts manager's CDBG decisions

    PORTLAND — The City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt Community Development Block Grant recommendations from City Manager Joe Gray. The decision followed two public hearings marked by pleas from social service agencies and largely reflected that of the CDBG Allocations Com...

  • Portland agencies, businesses plead for piece of federal funds

    PORTLAND — City Councilors listened to two hours of testimony Monday from representatives of social service agencies competing for federal Community Development Block Grant funds doled out annually by the city. A committee charged with reviewing applications and then ranking them ...

  • CDBG funding decisions enter final deliberations

    PORTLAND —The committee responsible for recommending which local programs and nonprofits get pieces of the city's $2.3 million federal community development funds will meet with City Manager Joseph Gray this week to finalize those choices.

  • CDBG recommendations go to South Portland City Council

    SOUTH PORTLAND — The Community Development Advisory Committee has finalized its recommendations for nearly $460,000 worth of federally funded projects in low income neighborhoods.