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“In general, these programs were designed to assist low- and moderate-income citizens with a broad range of services including housing assistance, family services, domestic violence shelter, disabled services and transportation services to name a few.”

This week was the deadline for proposals for $1.2 million in city of Peoria grants for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

The not-for-Profit grants include Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Programs and the city’s General Fund grants, said Jaime Gonzalez, Peoria’s Community Assistance coordinator.

According to the city’s website, “In general, these programs were designed to assist low- and moderate-income citizens with a broad range of services including housing assistance, family services, domestic violence shelter, disabled services and transportation services to name a few.”

Gonzalez said the city expected  the following amounts:

• CDBG, $850,000.

• HOME, $220,000.

• General Fund, $241,500.

“We anticipate receiving approximately 10 proposals for CDBG/HOME, and approximately 40 for General Fund,” said Gonzalez.

Proposals will be reviewed by city staff in February, with recommendations provided to Peoria City Council in May.

Contracts will begin in July.