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Amherst CDBG Hearing: Feb 29

Notice of Public Hearing and Public Meeting

CDBG Advisory Committee

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7 PM


The Public Hearing and Meeting will be conducted virtually at and will accommodate public comment to the extent practical. To join the meeting via telephone: Call (312) 626-6799 or (646) 876-9923 and enter Webinar ID when prompted: 845 4152 7692.



The Massachusetts Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities (EOHLC) has designated the Town of Amherst a Mini-Entitlement Community that is eligible to apply for up to $925,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  CDBG funds support housing, community development projects, and social service activities benefiting low-and moderate-income citizens.  In accordance with State regulations, Amherst’s CDBG Advisory Committee will hold a Public Hearing on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 7pm to receive comments and suggestions from local residents regarding:


  1. Town’s final recommended activities for the 2024 application

  2. Town of Amherst North Pleasant Street multi-use path project

  3. Valley CDC Micro-enterprise Assistance Program

  4. Amherst Survival Center Food Pantry

  5. Family Outreach of Amherst Community Housing Support Program

  6. Big Brothers Big Sisters Kids to Campus Youth Mentoring

  7. Amherst Mobile Market: Healthy Food Access Project

  8. Center for New Americans: ESOL Classes

  9. Target Areas

  10. Expansion of Town Center Target Area

  11. Community Development Strategy



  1. Announcements

  2. Discuss and review comments from public hearing

  3. Discuss Target Areas

  4. Public Comment

  5. Other items not anticipated within 48 hours


More information can be viewed on the committee’s webpage:


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