Manatee County seeks public input on past year’s CDBG projects (1)

Manatee County seeks public input on past year’s CDBG projects
Posted on 11/22/2019

Manatee County Community Development is asking for public input on how federal funding (CDBG) was spent in local neighborhoods over the past year.

Beginning today, the public will have two weeks to comment on the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER will be available for public viewing in the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, online, and at five county libraries. The CAPER lists accomplishments, projects and other initiatives that were addressed as part of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan for 2018-19. The report is a requirement of the federal agency that oversees CDBG funding, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The public can submit written comments on the CAPER through 5 p.m. on December 10th to:

Denise Thomas, Community Development Division Manager
Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department
1112 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL 34205

The CAPER is available on the 3rd floor of the County Administrative Complex in the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, County’s website, and at the following libraries during operating hours:

  • Central Branch, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton
  • South County Branch, 6081 26th Street W., Bradenton
  • Braden River Branch, 4915 53rd Avenue E., Bradenton
  • Palmetto Branch, 923 6th Street W., Palmetto
  • Rocky Bluff Branch, 6750 U. S. Hwy. 301, Ellenton

This year is the second reporting year of the 2017-2021 CDBG Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The CAPER and public comments on the CAPER will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners during a public hearing on December 10, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., or as soon as can be heard thereafter, before it is submitted to HUD.

The past year’s CDBG accomplishments include:

  • Roof replacement at the Anna E. Gayle Community Center
  • Street resurfacing at Orange Ridge and Overstreet Park/Tangerine Terrace subdivisions
  • Continued in-home companion and homemaker personal caregiver services for the elderly through Allean’s Loving Care 
  • Dental, homeless prevention, and rapid rehousing services through Turning Points
  • Hot, home delivered meals to the elderly through Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee