Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)

Posted on November 3, 2020

The City of New Fairview is going to be completing an application for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), worth $350,000. These funds are provided through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help provide decent housing and suitable living environments by expanding economic opportunities and are primarily focused on low-to-moderate-income families.

The funds from the grant can be used for a variety of activities but in order for the City to complete a competitive application, we need to collect household information regarding your family size, household income, and ethnicity. The data from the survey will be utilized to determine if there are areas in the community that fall into a defined income bracket and specifies the location(s) where the grant proceeds may be utilized. Further, the survey results are valid for the next five years, allowing the City to continue applying for the CDBG grant, and if successful, to continue making investments in our most needed areas.

If the City is successful in obtaining this grant, it is anticipated that we will utilize the funds to help cover the cost of the road repair and reconstruction in the Chisholm Trails neighborhood. The value of this grant is almost the equivalent of one-year property tax and about 15% of the overall estimated project cost.

We are asking you to complete this survey in one of three ways:

  • Click on this link and complete the survey online through a short Google Form; or
  • Click on this link to download a PDF of the form, complete it and email, mail, or drop it off at City Hall; or
  • Call City Hall and tell them that you wish to complete the survey over the phone – 817-638-5366

Whatever version you decide to use, please make sure that you complete this survey and encourage your neighbors to complete one as well. This is a significant amount of grant funding that can make a huge difference in the quality of our community and your help directly impacts our ability to successfully participate in the application process.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email, call, or stop in at City Hall and visit with the City Administrator.

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