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CARES Act CDBG-CV Public Meeting - July 22, 7 PM

Updated: Jul 22, 2020

Notice is hereby given that the City of New Kensington will hold a Public Meeting on July 22, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. via the Zoom virtual platform. To access the meeting, log in at: Meeting ID: 836 1119 8376. Password: 164037. For audio only, dial: +1 646 558 8656. This meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities and/or persons with limited English proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the Redevelopment Authority of the City of New Kensington at least 72 hours in advance at 724-337-3525 (PA Telecommunications Relay Service 7-1-1) or email:

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the use of additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds that are intended to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the corona virus pandemic. Activities must primarily benefit low and moderate income persons. New Kensington proposes to use the grant funds of $193,732 as follows:


Public Services:

---Transportation Services, $30,000, Low-Mod Area

---Fire Department Supplies, $70,000, Low-Mod Area

Economic Development:

Economic Recovery Programming, $58,861, Low-Mod Jobs

Program Administration, $34,871


The proposed allocation provides 100% of funds that benefit low mod income persons. The proposed activities will not cause displacement. City Council may approve the CDBG CV application at the general business meeting on August 3, 2020 at City Hall, 301 11th St. New Kensington, PA. Please note that if it becomes required to hold this meeting virtually, notice regarding this change, as well as access information, will be posted on the City’s website at:

All interested parties are invited to attend the public meeting and give oral testimony at the public meeting or present written comments concerning the needs of the community, proposed CDBG CV activities, the prior use of funds, as well as the CDBG program in general. Comments may be submitted to Sarah Snider, Executive Director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of New Kensington, 901 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300, New Kensington, PA 15068 or emailed to by 4:00 PM on July 20, 2020.

By order of

Tom Guzzo, Mayor

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