On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the City of High Point sent out public notice that it’s seeking input from residents as to how the city should spend some money in its upcoming 2022-2023 budget.

The city gave notice that it will hold virtual public meetings on Friday, March 4 at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m. to get information regarding the city’s “Annual Action Plan.” 

The input is for the coming fiscal year, which starts on July 1, 2022 and runs through June 30, 2023.

According to the February 23 announcement of the meetings, the goal is “to solicit the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the needs in our community.”

The city anticipates that it may receive a Community Development Block Grant entitlement award of an estimated $940,000, as well as a HOME entitlement grant in the amount of $545,000 for the upcoming fiscal year.

 As part of the application process for those, High Point is giving residents and local community groups, as well as any other interested parties, the opportunity to take part in the planning process.

Those interested are being asked to join the virtual public meetings and offer their ideas about High Point’s needs and the best use of those grant funds.

Those who wish to take the city up on the offer can participate using the following link: www.HighPointNC.gov/VirtualPublicMeeting.

Also, comments can be submitted by calling 336-883-3349 and leaving a voice message, or by emailing those comments to publiccomment@highpointnc.gov.

For the people in High Point who prefer snail mail, written comments can be sent to Thanena Wilson, Interim Director, Community Development and Housing Department, City of High Point, 211 S. Hamilton St., Room 312, High Point, NC, 27260.

Comments for those who like to fax can be faxed to 336-883-3355.

And if you’re a Spanish speaker, here you go: Si necesita esta información en español, por favor póngase en contacto con Kyeisha Maitland (336) 883-3349.