NOTICE OF FUND AVAILABILTY – FY11 ESG SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT
The City of Bridgeport intends to substantially amend its Consolidated Plan for Housing & Community Development (2008-2013) in order to receive the second allocation of funds from HUD for the FY 2011 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program.
The City of Bridgeport has received an additional $82,194 in funding. These funds are to be disbursed locally in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan as articulated in the Consolidated Plan. Under 24 CFR 576.100, the total amount of the recipient’s grant that may be used for street outreach and emergency shelter activities cannot exceed sixty percent (60%) of the recipient’s fiscal year grant. Forty percent (40%) of the grant must be used for homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services. Additionally, seven and a half percent (7.5%) may be used for administrative activities. HUD has strongly encouraged each entitlement community to focus as much of its new ESG funding as possible on rapidly re-housing individuals and families living on the streets or in emergency shelters.
Completed applications must be delivered to the Department of Central Grants & Community Development at the address identified above before 3:00 pm on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. There are no exceptions to the deadline. Facsimiles will not be accepted as applications received by the Department of Central Grants & Community Development.
Please submit 1 original and 3 copies of completed applications and required documentation to: City of Bridgeport Department of Central Grants and Community Development Attention: Tyler Fairbarn, Senior Manager for Central Grants &Community Development City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, 2nd Floor, Bridgeport, CT 06604 (203) 576-8144
CG&CD will host the following application Technical Assistance Session City Hall Annex, 1st Floor Conference Room A & B: Friday, March 2, 2012 from 10AM-12PM.
Comments concerning this substantial amendment should be forwarded in writing to the Department of Central Grants and Community Development. The City of Bridgeport will make accommodations for any person who has a disability, language barrier or any other condition that would prohibit you from applying for this grant or giving comment. Please direct all written comments to: Kelly McDermott, Senior Manager, Central Grants & Community Development, City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
Please call the office 203-576-8144, if you are having trouble downloading the applications.
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Phone: (203) 576-8144