Duluthians urged to complete survey to determine where federal funds will meet greatest need

By KBJR News 1

April 24, 2014 Updated Apr 24, 2014 at 7:13 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Thursday is Community Development Day in Duluth, and will mark the 40th anniversary of city investments made through the federal Community Development Block Grant program.

As part of that anniversary, Duluth's Community Development Office is developing another 5-year consolidated plan to identify the city's needs, and set priorities.

That plan will take shape, in large, thanks to the data that will be collected through a survey that asks Northlanders to answer questions about their current home, salary, and employment.

Spokespeople say these answers will narrow down where the city's federal funding for community development will go.

"We're going to have to try and narrow down which are really the high priorities, the medium priorities, and the low priorities," said Michael Palermo, with city Community Development, "and kind of determine from there what we need to fund."

The survey is available on–line or at locations throughout Duluth, and will be available through May 7th.

To fill out an on–line survey:


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