How Should Wyandotte Use $200,000 in Federal Grants?
Street repairs, housing rehabilitation and youth services are part of the plan. What do you think?
The city of Wyandotte is expecting to receive about $200,000 in federal funds and is asking for the public's input in how the money should be used.
A majority of the money — about $140,000 — is coming from the federal Community Development Block Grant program.
"The primary objectives of the Community Development Program are to assist low to moderate income families directly or provide benefits in areas where 51% of the residents are low to moderate income, such as replacing the urban infrastructure of streets, improve recreational facilities and programs and assist in meeting special needs of the physically disabled," the city said in a written statement.
As it stands now, the city plans to use the money as follows:
- Street repairs: $130,000
- Housing rehabilitation: $30,000
- Administration: $14,000
- Wyandotte Youth Assistance Program: $13,000
Anyone interested in making a comment about the allocation or suggest other ways of using the money is invited to a public hearing, which is scheduled to occur at the conclusion of Monday night's City Council meeting. The meeting begins at 7 p.m., but the public hearing portion won't begin until the meeting is over.
What do you think? Tell us in the comments below.