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City seeking input on Block Grant Program

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The City of Artesia is looking for public input for project ideas for the Community Development Block Grant Program.  

Each year, Artesia competes with other communities in New Mexico for federal grant money that has allowed the city to build such projects as the local senior center, facilities for the Head Start program and the Presbyterian Medical Services clinic.

The city has also been able to complete drainage projects on Tenth Street by Roberts Park and South Second Street from Richardson Avenue. The Artesia Center and roofing on the Housing Authority buildings were also completed through CDBG funds.

The city can apply for up to $500,000 for a project, which must fall into one of three categories: it must be beneficial to principal low and moderate income families, aid in the prevention of slum or blight, or meet urgent community development needs where an existing condition poses a threat to the health and welfare of the community and other financial resources are not available. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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