Mentor, OH

Mentor City public hearing on the 2021 action plan budget

Paul Krasinic

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MENTOR, OH — The Mentor City Council has announced the planned projects that will be supported with a $156,306 FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

On Monday, June 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM, a public hearing will be held to solicit community input and opinions on the FY 2021 Action Plan budget. Comments will be accepted through 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 9. The public meeting will begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be hosted remotely through WebEx.

Listed below are the public service activities:

FY 2021 PUBLIC SERVICES: $23,446 (limited to 15% of the total grant award)

- Activity 1:

Lifeline 2-1-1: $5,000

Purpose: To provide funding for the operation of a call center for persons in crises.

- Activity 2:

Lake County Free Clinic (Dental Services): $2,000

Purpose: To provide funds for dental services for low-to-moderate income persons.

- Activity 3:

Lake County Free Clinic (Medical Services): $4,000

Purpose: To provide funds for medical services for low-to-moderate income persons.

- Activity 4:

The Ecumenical Shelter Network of Lake County, Project Hope: $4,500

Purpose: To provide funds for staff costs for the operation of the homeless shelter.

- Activity 5:

Forbes House: $1,806

Purpose: To provide funds for appliances to be used in the domestic violence shelter.

- Activity 6:

Mentor Senior Center Special Elders Program: $6,140

Purpose: To provide funds for the operation of programs designed to assist persons aged 80 years-old or older.

FY 2021 PROJECTS: $108,194

- Activity 7:

Western Reserve Community Development Corporation: $60,000

Purpose: To provide funding for the Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation program.

- Activity 8:

Handicap Accessible Sidewalks: $25,000

Purpose: To provide funding for the construction of sidewalk ramps to improve accessibility.

- Activity 9:

Handicap Accessibility at Wildwood Cultural Center: $23,194

Purpose: To provide funding for construction projects that improve accessibility.

FY 2021 PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION ACTIVITIES: $24,666 (limited to 20% of total grant award)

- Activity 10:

Program Administration: $24,666

Purpose: To provide funds for the administration of the CDBG program.

The public hearing that will be held on Monday, June 28 aims to receive public input and suggestions on the utilization of the FY 2021 CDBG funding.

Contact Stephanie Johnson, Grant Supervisor, at johnson@cityofmentor.com or 440-974-5714 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday for further information. Stephanie Johnson, City Manager's Office, City of Mentor, 8500 Civic Center Boulevard, Mentor, Ohio 44060, should receive written comments.

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