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O’Fallon to request release of 2018 block grant funds for citywide projects

By: Jessica Meszaros


The city of O’Fallon will request the release of 2018 Community Development Block Grant [CDBG] funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] on Oct. 2.

According to O’Fallon’s 2018 CDBG Annual Action Plan, some of the identified city-wide projects the funds could potentially go towards, including:

  • Home improvement loans and siding replacement grants to eligible, low-to-moderate income households throughout O’Fallon
  • Senior transportation and assistance through the Aging Ahead, which operates out of O’Fallon’s Senior Center
  • Public Service Agency Assistance reimbursements for eligible public service agencies that support O’Fallon residents
  • The Disabled Transportation Assistance Program, which would provide rides to medical and essential living appointments for residents with disabilities
  • Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] Public Facility Assistance Program funding for the removal of material or other architectural barriers that currently restrict the mobility or accessibility of elderly or persons with disabilities to public facilities within the city
  • Program Administration providing for the salary, benefits and training of the CDBG program administrator

Grants and other assistance programs are usually made available through the city’s Public Assistance Department, which administers grants and funds for a variety of community purposes. Examples include revitalizing neighborhoods, expanding affordable housing and economic opportunities and improving community facilities and services, specifically with the goal of helping benefit low-to-moderate income individuals.

The city currently has improvement projects that operate on an annual basis. For example, Project HOME is a cause that takes place annually in spring where the city hosts a charity golf tournament to raise funds for its various outreach programs.

Other presently available improvement programs through the city of O’Fallon include the Home Improvement Loan Program, Siding Program, Disabled Transportation Program, Down Payment Assistance Program, Emergency Homeless Prevention Program and Senior Transportation and Rides [STAR].

Written comments on the upcoming CDBG determinations may be directed to Public Assistance Specialist Alexis Jaegers at O’Fallon City Hall, 100 N. Main St., O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.

For more information or to view the city’s current CDBG Annual Action Plan, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/grants-assistance or contact or Public Assistance Specialist Alexis Jaegers at (636) 379-5411 or ajaegers@ofallon.mo.us.

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