Block grant hearing set
A public hearing on Maui County’s community development block grant program will be held at 9 a.m. Friday at the mayor’s conference room on the ninth floor of the Kalana O Maui building in Wailuku.
The county expects to receive approximately $1.8 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which administers a federal program to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income people, according to a public notice of the hearing.
Proposed funding for the county’s Department of Environmental Management includes $25,000 for a Molokai landfill trailer-mounted diesel tank, $530,000 for a Hana landfill bulldozer and $400,000 for a Molokai landfill wheel loader.
Also, it would dedicate $270,000 for ARC of Maui County’s residential group home safety project, along with $212,00 to Hale Makua Kahului’s fire alarm system upgrade and $5,479 to Hale Makua Wailuku’s fire system upgrade.
Program administration would receive $360,000.
If the projects are not feasible for funding, nine alternate projects have been identified.
Program information may be found at the following locations from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the block grant program office at 2154 Kaohu St. in Wailuku, and at the county’s Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Housing Division, at 35 Lunalilo St., Suite 102, in Wailuku.
For more information, call CDBG program manager Joe Pontanilla at 270-7213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.