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Posted on: January 17, 2018

Public comment period opens on Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan for CDBG and HOME funds

Citizens throughout the Joplin area are encouraged to submit comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan which identifies how the Joplin region intends to allocate Community Development Block Grant Entitlement and Joplin Area Consortia HOME Investment Partnership funds.

The Action Plan serves as the guide for Community Development grant funded activities within the City of Joplin and the Joplin Area Consortia. Activities include infrastructure improvement, public service grants and the provision of affordable housing. There will two public meetings and comment periods for the FY2018 Action Plan.

The first meeting will be at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23 in the Study on the fifth floor of Joplin City Hall, 602 South Main Street. The public comment period is open from January 24 through February 22.

The second meeting is scheduled for 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27 at Joplin City Hall, with its comment period running from February 28 through March 29.

Public Participation is encouraged by the Community Development Office and collections of public comment are a requirement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The Community Development Office will be taking public comments until the close of business on Thursday, February 22, 2018. The City Council will vote on the 2018 Action Plan at their April 17 meeting. It begins at 6 p.m. and is held in the Council Chambers on the fifth floor at City Hall.

The 2018 Action Plan can be viewed during the comment period at as well as the City Halls of Consortia members and the Joplin Public Library.

If there are any questions pertaining to the 2018 Action Plan please contact Thomas Walters at 417-624-0820, extension 539 or by email at

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