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For Immediate Release: February 3, 2020



Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri today announced the City’s Department of Urban & Economic Development is accepting applications for federal funding that is being provided by the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).


The funds are available through HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.


Applications are available through the City’s website at under Featured Initiatives on the homepage.  Non-profit organizations seeking funding through these programs must submit an application by noon on Friday, February 26th


Additionally, the City is in the process of drafting its 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan. To solicit public input for this plan, the staff of the City’s Department of Urban & Economic Development will be making brief presentations and encouraging public comment at two public meetings to be conducted virtually via Webex. Links to these public meetings are available at on the Meetings Calendar found on the homepage. The time of the meetings are as follows:


  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 2:00 PM


  • Thursday, February 18, 2021, at 6:00 PM


Mayor Palmieri stated, “Since the inception of the pandemic, non-profits have played an integral role in providing support services for individuals in our community.  It is important the city allocate all available resources to assist our local non-profits in fulfilling their missions.  I encourage all eligible organizations to apply.”


For more information, please contact Chris Lawrence, Principal Planner of Urban & Economic Development at or call 315-792-0181.