Greenwood to begin accepting applications for community grants

The city of Greenwood is looking for applications from the public for funds received from a federal grant program.

City officials expect to receive $324,392 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant to be used for projects beginning on Oct. 1. The grant program’s goals are to provide decent housing, provide a suitable living environment and expand economic opportunities, according to city officials.

In order for the city to receive the funds, the funding has to be allocated through an action plan for the program year. Interested applicants can find or submit the application on the city’s website,, beginning on May 6. The deadline for applications is noon June 3, according to the city.

City officials plan to host two public meetings to receive input from the public on the best use of funding opportunities to improve affordable housing opportunities and social services in the community. Information is expected to be identical at both meetings, however, residents are welcome to attend both, officials say.

The first meeting will take place at 2 p.m. May 3, and the second will take place at noon May 4. Both meetings will take place at the Greenwood City Center, 300 S. Madison Ave., or via Zoom, city officials say.

In June, the city’s Community Development Block Grant Committee will review and select projects for funding. This will be followed by a 30-day comment period in July. There will also be a public meeting in July for officials to present the action plan and for residents to comment on the plan, according to the city.