City of Garden Grove seeking community comments on use of federal funds

The City of Garden Grove is seeking the community’s input in determining how federal funds will be used in housing, community development, and infrastructure projects. Housing and Community Needs public workshops will be held for this purpose on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at Bolsa Grande High School’s cafeteria, 9401 Westminster Avenue, and on Thursday, October 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Garden Grove Community Meeting Center ‘A’ Room, 11300 Stanford Avenue. The public is strongly encouraged to attend either workshop.

An online Community Needs Survey has been created and can be accessed through the City’s website at until January 17, 2020. The survey is offered in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The City receives approximately $2.6 million annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs. The allocations allow the City to provide community resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs, like financial assistance to improve homes and neighborhoods, providing decent housing, and homeless services.

The responses will be used for the City’s 2020 – 2025 Consolidated Plan for future HUD funding.

For more information, please call Timothy Throne, Program Specialist for the Neighborhood Improvement Division, at 714-741-5144 or visit

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