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3/18/2010 Vol. , Issue 2 Contact Us
QUALITY OF LIFE

Community Development Week Celebration Photo Wall Display
This year, to celebrate Community Development (CD) Week, the City of El Paso's Department of Community and Human Development with Museums & Cultural Affairs partnership will have a photo display on the First Floor of City Hall through April 11th.Community Development Week is celebrated nationally by cities who receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. CD Week allows us to showcase some of the CDBG-funded projects and programs to the community. It is also an opportunity for the community to be involved and participate during the week’s activities.

The photo display will showcase various programs and projects that have been made possible by Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The photo display shows agencies such as Project Arriba, The Salvation Army, many parks, recreation centers, Armijo pool and library, Rawlings Clinic, neighborhood clean-ups and many more projects and programs that have received funding from CDBG. Not only is the funding necessary in our community by enhancing the beauty of our community with new building, parks, etc, but it is essential by improving the quality of life to low income residents and families in our community. This photo display shows you a glimpse of some of the program participants that have benefited from CDBG projects.
 
Every year CDBG Week is celebrated nationally and we celebrate CDBG Week locally by highlighting the many projects, programs and services that are funded with CDBG money. CDBG is a formula grant awarded to the City of El Paso’s Department of Community and Human Development annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve the quality-of-life for low-to-moderate income families and neighborhoods in El Paso. Since 1975, the lives of low-income families and neighborhoods have been favorably impacted by CDBG programs and projects. This funding has created recreational centers, senior centers, parks, street and drainage improvements, etc., and assisted many non-profit social service agencies, including the homeless, disabled, children and youth, healthcare and economic opportunity programs that benefit needy persons and households.



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