Henrico County seeking input on how to spend $2 million in federal funding

Public input will shape how the county spends federal funding over the next five years.

The Henrico County Department of Community Revitalization will hold a series of public hearings to help guide the county’s use of federal housing and community development funds over the next five years. The county will receive $2 million in annual federal funding.

Henrico will use the input of residents and others to prepare the Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan. The plan will establish priorities for the use of federal Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program funds.

Henrico will submit the plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development this summer, pending approval by the Board of Supervisors.

Henrico receives more than $2 million in the federal funding annually for services, programs, facilities and other assistance to low- and moderate-income residents, as well as people who are homeless or have other special needs.

The funds have supported a variety of initiatives, including housing improvements, home purchase assistance, neighborhood recreation facilities and afterschool programs.

The meetings will be held Saturday, January 24th at 9:30 AM at the Eastern Henrico Recreation Center; Monday, January 26th at 6:30 PM at the Tuckahoe Area Library; and Thursday, February 26th at 6:30 PM at the Belmont Recreation Center.

For more information, call 804.501.7617.

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