December 25, 2012 > Citizens Advisory Committee recruitment
Citizens Advisory Committee recruitment
Submitted By City of Fremont
Would you like to help determine how the City uses funding to improve our local social service and affordable housing infrastructure?
If so, the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) would be a great way for you to serve the community. The City of Fremont is currently accepting new member applications for the CAC. The CAC is a City of Fremont resident body that is advisory to City staff for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. CAC members are appointed by the City Manager.
The CDBG Program is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and administered by the City of Fremont Human Services Department. The primary purpose of the CDBG program is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low and moderate income persons.
Every year, the City allocates approximately $900,000 in CDBG funds through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The CAC's primary responsibility is to provide recommendations for all of the capital, public service, and microenterprise projects proposed by local nonprofits and public agencies each funding year. The CAC reviews proposals, interviews agencies and, along with staff, develops funding recommendations for staff to forward to the City Council.
Applications may be picked up at the Human Services Department, located at 3300 Capitol Avenue, Building B, Fremont, CA 94538. Applications are due January 18, 2013. If you have any questions about the Committee, please contact Lucia Hughes at (510) 574-2043 or Lhughes@fremont.gov.
Applications due January 18, 2013