JAMESTOWN – The effort to apply for federal funding to assist with various development efforts in the city of Jamestown is moving forward. That after the Jamestown City Council held a public hearing Monday night on the city’s application for Community Development Block Grant Funding and HOME Program funding from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.
During the meeting, recently appointed city development director Vince DeJoy went over the numbers, saying Jamestown will be able to apply for over $947,000 in funding to be used in targeted neighborhoods and downtown areas of the city. The money can be used for various projects including façade restoration, building demolition and bringing the city further into compliance with the federal American’s with Disabilities Act.
DeJoy said while the funding may seem like a lot, it is actually more than $680,000 less than what the city had received just three years ago.
The city must now wait for 30 days to allow the public to review and make any final comments on the plan. The final plan will then be sent off to Washington, with the city expected to receive money from the grant later this year.