As allowed by federal regulations, the city will consider allocating a portion of its annual funds to assist nonprofit organizations that provide health and human services.
CDBG Public Service Funds may be used for operating costs for a wide variety of public services that benefit low-income residents or special need populations, including, but not limited to, child care, health care, job training, recreation programs, education programs, public safety services, fair housing activities, services for elderly, homeless, or disabled persons, and drug abuse counseling and treatment, according to the release.
HOME Program funds are available to address affordable housing needs.
Nonprofit organizations that wish to apply for these funds must attend the appropriate mandatory workshop in order to receive an application and apply for this funding, the release stated.
It is highly encouraged that the person(s) writing the grant and a board member attend this workshop.
Applications submitted by organizations that do not attend this workshop will not be accepted by the city of Tyler, according to the release.
Written comments regarding the use of these funds should be sent to Brenda Johnson, Neighborhood Services Department, City of Tyler, 900 W. Gentry Pkwy., Tyler, Texas 75702. Written responses will be provided if a name and return address is included.
All public hearings are in facilities that are wheelchair accessible and provide handicapped parking. Interpretive services for deaf or non-English speaking citizens will be available with an advance notice of 48 hours.
Arrangements for such services can be made by calling the City of Tyler at 903-531-1303 or TDD at 1-800-735-2989.