Alderman Russell Stamper continues to lead efforts to leverage CDBG funds to build stronger communities in Milwaukee. CDGB funds are provided to Milwaukee every year and the funds are to support anti-poverty efforts in city of Milwaukee. Currently, the City of Milwaukee is awarded approximately $20 million of CDBG funds, and the City uses at least half of those funds for its operations. The remainder of the funds are awarded to various organizations working to improve their communities. Alderman Stamper is Chair of the Community and Economic Development Committee (CED), which oversees the use of CDBG funds.
Over the past 40 years, CDBG funds have been used to support a broad range of initiatives to support people in poverty in Milwaukee. According to Alderman Stamper, CDBG funds are critical for building stronger neighborhoods and moving people out of poverty. “It is my goal to make sure that CDBG funds are leverage to achieve maximum impact in the community”, says Alderman Stamper.
The City has already issued RFPs for CDBG funds for 2018, and the awardees should be decided in upcoming CED meetings.