The City of Waterbury has announced the availability of funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Grant applications will be available from the city’s Office of Community Development starting on Jan. 20 and must be submitted by March 3.

Funding for the CDBG program comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The program supports initiatives that help low- and moderate-income people, eliminate slums and blight, and address emergency needs that do not have another source of funding. The Community Development Office will offer virtual technical assistance workshops to agencies and individuals who are interested in applying for a CDBG grant or an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) on Jan. 31 from 10 – 11 a.m. and Feb. 2 from 2 – 3 p.m. To register, use the following links.

A public hearing on the CDBG program will be held by the Citizen Advisory Committee on Feb. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Hall, Waterbury City Hall, 235 Grand Street. City officials will review the applications during the winter and spring and decide which ones will be funded early in the summer.