Help Improve Alonzo Williams Park

The City of Apopka is looking for help from residents to improve a small neighborhood near Alonzo Williams Park.

The city is applying for a community development block grant that can be used for everything from utilities, parks, street and sidewalk improvements to housing rehabilitation and economic development activities. The federal grant is administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, which receives between $18 and $26 million in federal funds each year to benefit local governments.

First, Apopka must assemble a five-person resident task force to participate in the grant application process. All task force members must live within the city – preferably the neighborhood targeted for improvements (See map). Three members must represent low- to moderate-income households.

The task force will meet initially to determine the need for the neighborhood improvement grant. Following meetings will be scheduled as needed. The goal of the grant application is to help improve conditions of the neighborhood around Alonzo Williams Park.

Interested participants can call Jeff Plaugher at (407) 703-1679.

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