The City of Oil City intends to submit an application to the PA Department of Community & Economic Development for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022. The anticipated CDBG funding assistance is $311,024. CDBG funds can be used for a variety of purposes within the City such as public improvements (water, sewer, streets, recreation, etc.), to arrest physical or environmental decline of the area, rehabilitation of deteriorating housing units, removal of architectural barriers to the elderly or handicapped, energy conservation projects, etc. At least 70% of these funds must be used to benefit low and moderate income persons. The displacement of persons as a result of projects selected will be avoided to the maximum extent possible.
The first of two public hearings pertaining to the application for these funds will be held at 4:00 pm on July 14, 2022, in Council Chambers, 21 Seneca St., Oil City, PA. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the CDBG program, the City's prior use of CDBG funds, and potential projects for the 2022 application. This facility is ADA accessible. If you require additional accommodations please call the Community Development Office at 814-678-3017.
The public is also invited to provide input on the Three-Year Community Development Plan found in the Community Development Office, the Oil City Library, and on the City's website at www.oilcity.org. Remarks and project ideas will be received by the Community Development Office in person, by telephone, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org until 10:00 am on August 15, 2022. A second public hearing will be held at 4:00 pm on August 25, 2022. City Council's final decision on projects to be submitted in the 2022 CDBG application will be made on September 8, 2022.