If you’ve got an idea for a project to improve your neighborhood, you’ve got just a month left to get your plans together.


If you’ve got an idea for a project to improve your neighborhood, you’ve got just a month left to get your plans together.

The application deadline for the annual $2 million Community Development Block Grant program is coming up Sept. 18.

The city describes the goals of the federally-funded program as providing housing, public services, public facilities improvements and economic development and job creation activities.

Projects in the areas shown in pink on the map are eligible. Boundaries are set based on census block groups. Eligibility is defined by the presence of what the federal government considers blighting conditions in at least a portion of the affected areas.

For more information contact Sarah Flax, CDBG Administrator, at sflax@cityofevanston.org or 847/866-2928 or visit the CDBG page on the city website.

Applications being sought now are for programs that would run from next March through February 2011.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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