Round Rock City Council to hold public hearing for grant action plan

Round Rock City Council will hear public testimony regarding the use of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds. (Claire Ricke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Round Rock City Council will hear public testimony regarding the use of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds. (Claire Ricke/Community Impact Newspaper)

Round Rock City Council will hear public testimony regarding the use of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds. (Claire Ricke/Community Impact Newspaper)



Round Rock City Council will hear public testimony regarding the use of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds during its July 8 meeting.

Each year the city prepares an action plan for the use of grant funds intended to benefit low- to moderate-income people and meet urgent community needs. For the 2021-22 fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1, the city has been allocated $692,991.

The action plan contains proposals for $103,948 to be spent on public services including the Round Rock Serving Center Food Pantry and Housing Assistance, CASA Abused and Neglected Children, Williamson-Burnet Counties Meals on Wheels and Sacred Heart Community Clinic Health services.

The plan also allots $138,598 is for program management costs and $450,445 for projects in code enforcement, parks and recreation, and transportation.


The city of Round Rock contributes $150,000 to the action plan yearly, which Mayor Craig Morgan said is not common practice for municipalities in central Texas.
By Brooke Sjoberg
Brooke Sjoberg is the Round Rock reporter for the Round Rock and Pflugerville/Hutto editions of Community Impact Newspaper. She worked for The Gonzales Inquirer, The Daily Texan and The Daily Dot among other publications before coming to Community Impact. Brooke is from Seguin, TX and graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2020. Her last name is pronounced Show-burg.


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