News, Public Notice


The Town of Hancock will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community, economic development and housing needs to be considered for submission of an application to the Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Citizens will have the opportunity to discuss proposed projects and to provide input on other needs to be considered. The hearing will be held at the Community Center, 126 W. High Street, Hancock, Maryland on December 15, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. The draft application will be available for the public to review on December 8, 2022 until December 15, 2022 at 126 W. High Street, Hancock, Maryland during normal business hours.

Citizens will be furnished with information including but not limited to:

• the amount of CDBG funds available for State Fiscal Year 2023;

• the range of activities that may be undertaken with CDBG funds; and

• the proposed projects under consideration by (Jurisdiction).

The Maryland Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a federally funded program designed to assist governments with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development and improved community facilities and services. It is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State’s economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the Federal Housing Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, that:

1. benefit to low-and moderate-income persons and households;

2. aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;

3. meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.

Citizens may also submit written comments to Michael Faith, Town Manager, 126 W. High St., Hancock, MD 21750.