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.