2015 - 2019 CDBG Information

CAPER

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The City of Temple receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on an annual basis for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  This program supports activities to develop and maintain viable urban communities by providing decent, safe housing and suitable living environments as well as expanding economic opportunities for residents.  A minimum of 70 percent of the annual allocated funding must be spent on eligible activities that benefit low- to moderate-income residents of the City of Temple.

The City is required to submit a Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) at the conclusion of each program year.  Your input and participation is requested as we review the 2015-2016 fiscal year activities.

A draft of the CAPER will be available to review beginning December 2, 2016 through December 19, 2016.  Public comments will be accepted during this period.  The CAPER will be available to review at the following locations: Temple Public Library, 100 W. Adams Avenue; Division of General Services, 101 N. Main Street; and online at the City of Temple official website, www.templetx.gov/cdbg.

Public comment forms are also available on the City’s website, www.templetx.gov, and a public meeting is scheduled for December 19, 2016 in the 1st Floor Meeting Room of the Community Resource Center.  We encourage you to submit comments and/or attend the meeting.  Bring your family, friends and neighbors in order to help the City evaluate the impact of CDBG from the previous program year.  Additionally you will be able to ask questions and provide comments about the substantial amendment of the Annual Action Plan during this meeting.

PLEASE JOIN US AT THE FOLLOWING PUBLIC MEETING:

December 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Division of General Services

Community Resource Center (1st Floor Meeting Room)

101 N. Main Street

Temple, Texas 76501

Residents unable to attend the meeting, or who may have questions regarding this planning process, may contact Mr. Larry Everett at 254-298-5609.  Persons with disabilities and/or individuals who require auxiliary aids or services for this meeting should contact City Hall at least two (2) days before the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. Para residentes necesitados de intérpretes, favor de comunicarse con la municipalidad antes de la audiencia pública.

Written or verbal comments will be accepted during this time and forwarded to the regional HUD office by December 30, 2016.  For more information call City of Temple Community Development Office at 254-298-5609.
 


2015-2019 CDBG Consolidated Plan (With Annual Plan and NRSA)


 

Community Needs Assessment


In early 2015, the city of Temple, in collaboration with multiple local and regional partners, undertook a Community Needs Assessment for CDBG related issues. This Needs Assessment documents high and low priorities as expressed by residents. Great care and effort was taken to ensure community-wide distribution of surveys, giving as many residents as possible access to the needs assessment and a voice in the CDBG program.

Advertising Outlets


The City used local radio, public access television, online websites, social media, the public library, City Hall, local newspaper, community organizations, churches, civic organizations and many community base public service agencies to advertise the Needs Assessment.

Information From the Assessment


The information from the Needs Assessment informs the drafting of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan (CP), and the 2015/16 Annual Action Plan (AP); and allows us to prioritize CDBG funded activities based on community input, staff capacity, collaborative support, and limited availability of funds. Every effort is taken to address the most reasonable high priority needs in a manner keeping with City of Temple goals. For more information, check out the Community Needs Assessment Presentation (PDF).