In an effort to meet community needs, the Bryan Police Department formed a Mental Health Unit in April 2021 comprised of three officers who have received specific training on how to help people who may be experiencing a mental health crisis.
What: Bryan Community Development Advisory Committee Regular Meeting and Public Hearings
When: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at6 p.m.
Where: Bryan Municipal Office Building, Council Chambers, 300 S. Texas Ave., Bryan, Texas 77803 or virtually by Zoom registration
Contact: Alsie Bond or Art Roach, City of Bryan Community Development Office, 979.209.5175
The City of Bryan Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) will host a regular meeting, which includes four public hearings on the following programs and topics:
- HOME American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP) $1,384,509 HUD allocation and eligible activities
- Summary of increased PY2021 CDBG allocation ($12,184 increase) and program allocation adjustments
- Summary of draft 2021 AAP for CDBG ($839,019) and HOME ($382,382) Program Funding
- Fair Housing/Affirmative marketing plan.
CDAC and the city’s Community Development Office administer the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships Grant (HOME). The City will receive $839,019 in CDBG funds and $382,382 in HOME funds for the 2021-22 Program Year and has been notified by HUD of a pending allocation of $1,384,509 of HOME-ARP funds. Partnering with local providers, these grants provide funds for eligible activities addressing local needs and priorities. Programs and projects are evaluated and funded in accordance with grant regulations and the city’s current 5-year Consolidated Plan.
The City receives these grants annually to provide technical assistance and/or funding for eligible housing activities, including minor repair, major rehabilitation/reconstruction, housing development, home buyer assistance, job creation or retainage, rental and deposit assistance, and volunteer demolitions. Funds are also used to provide access to public service agency programs for targeted populations, including those with low or moderate income, elderly, homeless, abused children and victims of domestic violence. Annual allocation of grant and program income funding is approximately $1.4 million per year.
Comments will be accepted during all public hearings. If you are unable to attend in person or via Zoom, written comments will be accepted before Aug. 5 at the following address:
City of Bryan Community Development Services Department
P.O. Box 1000
Bryan, Texas 77805