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Public Hearing Notice
Community Development Block Grant, Opera House Square Project

The Claremont City Council will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall, 58 Opera House Square, Claremont, New Hampshire 03743. Community Development Block Grant funds are available to municipalities through the NH Community Development Finance Authority.  Up to $500,000 annually is available on a competitive basis for public facility and housing projects, up to $500,000 for economic development projects, and up to $350,000 annually is available for emergency activities. Up to $12,000 is available per planning study. All projects must primarily benefit low and moderate income persons. On August 28th, 2018, the City of Claremont submitted an application for $500,000 of CDBG funds renovate space to support the expansion of the Sullivan County Oral Health Center (SCOHC) to the third floor of the Farwell Building, 46-54 Opera House Square.  On January 9, 2018, the City of Claremont received notification that the $500,000 in CDBG funds had been awarded. The public hearing will hear public comment on the following:

1.  A proposed amendment to the approved 2017 application to the Community Development Finance Authority for $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the renovation of the Farwell Building by the Claremont Development Authority. The renovation will help accommodate the expansion of the Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative (SCOHC) and include an elevator and building improvements. The amendment will remove Sullivan County Oral Health Collaborative as a subrecipient and have the City of Claremont as the sole recipient of funding. SCOHC will still provide the low to moderate income benefit through its beneficiaries.

Provisions for persons with special needs can be made by contacting the City Manager’s Office, via telephone or mail, at least five days prior to the public hearing.  

City of Claremont
58 Opera House Square
Claremont, New Hampshire 03743