Every Five Years...
Every five years, the City of St. Louis is required to send to HUD a strategic plan of sorts, called the Consolidated Plan Five-Year Strategy, for how to spend about $30 million a year in four formula grant programs: Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnership, Emergency Shelter Grant, and Housing Opportunities for People with HIV/AIDS.
At 3:00 PM today there is a public meeting at 1015 Locust, Ste. 1200 to discuss amendments to the current plan, and the plan for the next five years. Here's your chance to get your opinion on record about how CDBG and these related grant funds are spent.
If you can't make it to the meeting, take their online survey.
More information here.
By the way, I was one of the authors of the 1999 plan, but I'm not involved this time around.