A public hearing will be held in the Bristol Virginia City Council chambers at 6:00 p.m. on May 22, 2018 to give citizens an opportunity to comment on the housing and community development needs of Bristol, Virginia, and how CDBG and HOME funds should be spent for the next fiscal year. The Department of Housing & Urban Development has not announced City funding at this time. The City expects to receive CDBG entitlement in the approximate amount of $221,640. The City also expects to receive additional funding through the Northeast Tennessee/Virginia HOME Consortium. This amount has not been determined. A 30-day comment period will begin on May 15, 2018 and end on June 12, 2018. At least 70% of the total funds must benefit low and moderate-income persons. In order to qualify for CDBG funding, each activity must first be eligible then must also qualify as meeting one of three national objectives of the program: benefiting low and moderate income persons; aiding in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or meeting other community development needs having particular urgency because of existing threat to the health or welfare of the community, and other financial resources not available to meet such needs (natural disaster, fire, tornado, etc.). Any proposal/activity that fails to meet the applicable criteria cannot be funded with CDBG funds. A list of eligible activities and any further information may be obtained from the CDBG Coordinator, Ellen Tolton, at the Office of Community Development & Planning, City Hall, 300 Lee Street, Bristol VA 24201, Phone: 276-645-7473 (TDD) 276-645-7289. Submission of an application for funding does not guarantee
full or partial project funding.