Portland seeks CDBG funding feedback from residents

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PORTLAND — The city will hold a series of meetings in September to gather feedback from residents about how Community Development Block Grant-funded programs are working in their neighborhoods.

The city distributes about $2.1 million in federal CDBG funding to select social service agencies and non-profit and city capital improvement projects every spring.

The funds are meant to help qualifying low-income neighborhoods; the meetings will be held in those communities.

On Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., the District 2 meeting takes place at Parkside Neighborhood Center on Grant Street. The West End, Parkside and St. John Valley neighborhoods are CDBG-qualifying areas.

The District 1 meeting, which includes Bayside, East Bayside, Munjoy Hill and Cliff Island, is scheduled for Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Merrill Rehearsal Hall on Myrtle Street.

On Sept. 22, the District 3 meeting is scheduled at the West School beginning at 7:30 p.m. Libbytown in that district is a qualifying neighborhood.

For more information about the meetings, call Amy Grommes Pulaski at 874-8731.