Applications for the Community Development Block Grant Program are due by 4:00pm on Friday, January 24, 2020. Click here for application:
January 30, 2020 at 10:00am: Mandatory meeting for Year 46 Public Services. This meeting is MANDATORY to receive funding in Year 46.
Thursday, January 23, 2020, A public hearing for Year 46 Public Services will be held at 10:00 AM in the T.A. conference room at City Hall to discuss community development needs. For more information click here for the Public Hearing Notice.
The purpose of the Leominster Office of Planning & Development is to apply best practices to ensure efficient land use development, ensure compliance with policies and standards and provide the public with information and assistance. The Office of Planning & Development provides professional guidance and oversight for all major development projects within the city. The Planning staff and the Planning Board work to ensure that all new and ongoing development projects are performed in conformance with Massachusetts General Law Chapters 40A and 41, as well as advising on revisions to the Zoning Ordinance and the Subdivision Rules and Regulations.
The Office of Planning & Development also manages the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The Block Grant provides staffing and resources for the Economic Development, Small Business Development and Housing Rehabilitation programs. The Block Grant also provides funding for local public service organizations to help meet the needs of Leominster’s low/moderate income population. The Housing Rehabilitation Program funds home repairs for low/moderate income homeowners and helps eliminate slum and blight in the community.