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The City of Hot Springs receives federal Community Development Block Grant funding as an entitlement community. The Planning & Development department applies for, administers, monitors and reports according to federal regulations.
Community Development Block Grant
Enacted into law in 1974, the federally-funded Community Development Block Grant provides grants to address a wide range of unique community development needs. It is administered nationally by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and locally by the City of Hot Springs Planning & Development Department.
HUD requires that funding be used to address three primary objectives: Provide Decent Affordable Housing, Create Suitable Living Conditions, and Encourage Economic Development. At least 70% of funding must directly benefit low- to moderate-income individuals, families or neighborhoods.
Community Development Advisory Committee
The Community Development Advisory Committee holds public meetings and hearings regarding Community Development Block Grant topics on a monthly basis. The Community Development Advisory Committee then makes recommendations to the City Board of Directors.