Hagerstown is looking for members to help allocate Block Grant awards for the next two years

12 December 2023- The City is seeking five (5) members of the community to serve on the CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee for a two-year term beginning in early 2024.

The CDBG Citizen Advisory Committee reviews applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for non-profit public services and recommends allocations to Mayor and Council based on the following:  CDBG guidelines, local planning priorities and budget, and public service guidelines for selection.

Applicants should have interest in community development and knowledge of local community development needs with experience in community engagement.

The City is seeking five (5) members of the community with representation from the following groups:  one member of a Neighborhoods 1st Leadership Team or the Faith Community, one low-to-moderate income resident, and three (3) members of the population at large.  Note:  Eligible applicants must be a resident of the City of Hagerstown and not have a conflict of interest with any organizations either seeking or receiving CDBG funding.

The Public Service Review Committee will meet once or twice annually between February-March.  Specific dates and times are arranged after the committee is formed.

Interested persons should contact the Department of Community and Economic Development, DCED@hagerstownmd.org for an application, or email Margi Joe, Community Development Manager at mjoe@hagerstownmd.org.  Deadline for expressions of interest is Friday, January 26, 2024.