Indio’s City Council Unanimously Approves Nearly $1 Million Funding

City News Service

INDIO (CNS) – The Indio City Council is investing nearly $1 million on
improvements to the community, it was announced today.

On Wednesday, the Indio City Council unanimously approved the use of
$956,008.97 — $875,000 from Community Development Block Grant Funds (CDBG) and
$81,008.97 from Supplemental Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
(CDBG-CV). The funds will support local organizations that respond to basic
needs and other community-supported purposes.

“We are glad to be able to allocate theses CDBG funds to places that
need it most,” said Mayor Waymond Fermon. “We took a step back with this
year’s process to really learn what worked and what did not, and we know this
money will go to good use.”

CDBG will provide $641,000 to the City Public Infrastructure
Improvements to reconstruct two specific neighborhoods in need of significant
physical improvements, according to a statement from the city of Indio.

It will also allocate $35,000 to the Inland Fair Housing and Mediation
Board for landlord/tenant mediation and fair housing services, along with
$24,000 into Indio Senior Center’s Meals on Wheels Program and $175,000 into
Administration for grant management, staffing and operating expenses.

The funds from CDBG-CV will assist Martha’s Village and Kithcen for
comprehensive homeless services, the Coachella Valley Rescue Mission for
overnight shelter services, and FIND Food Bank for food distribution and
outreach with around $27,000 each. The funding aims to expand local efforts to
mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The annual CDBG funds come through the designation of Indio as an
Entitlement Community.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-05-06-2022 16:51

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