Town of Bristol – Public Hearing – March 20, 2013

Town of Bristol – Public Hearing – March 20, 2013


Town of Bristol
Public Hearing

The Town of Bristol is submitting an application for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant. A maximum of $300,000 is available to undertake the following activities:

  • Provisions of employment opportunities for low and moderate income individuals.
  • Improved housing opportunities for low and moderate income families and individuals.
  • Provision of community facilities and services principally benefiting low and moderate income facilities and individuals.

A public hearing will be heald at at the Conference Room, 9 Court Street, Bristol, RI 02809 on April 3, 2013 at 6pm to discuss the Town of Bristol’s proposed application.

A draft of the proposed application will be made available for public hearing at the Bristol Town Hall, 10 Court Street, Bristol, RI 20809

Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk’s Office at 253-7000, 72 hours in advance of the hearing date.

Antonio A. Teixeira
Town Administrator


  1. The primary statutory objective of the CDBG program is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low- and moderate-income.

    Communities receiving CDBG funds from the State may use the funds for many kinds of community development activities including, but not limited to:

    construction or reconstruction of streets, water and sewer facilities, neighborhood centers, recreation facilities, and other public works;
    rehabilitation of public and private buildings;
    public services;
    planning activities;
    assistance to nonprofit entities for community development activities; and
    assistance to private, for profit entities to carry out economic development activities (including assistance to micro-enterprises).

    The program refers to blighted areas and slums. Which areas of Bristol fall into these categories? Does Bristol really qualify for these types of funds meant to benefit low- and moderate-income persons, and to the prevention or elimination of slums or blight?