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NOTICE TO CITIZENS IN THE CITY OF GIRARD
OPPORTUNITY FOR WORK
The City of Girard has received a $600,000 Community Development Block Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce to construct street and trench drain improvements located in the City of Girard.
This grant will provide the City of Girard the opportunity to search for eligible local citizens interested in participating in the project. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, as amended through 1994, provides that to the greatest extent feasible, preference for economic opportunities will be given to citizens in the City of Girard who are determined to be low- to moderate- income individuals. A low- to moderate- income individual can be calculated by documenting household income of less than 80 percent of the county median income. Opportunities such as job training and employment that arise through this Community Development Block Grant project will be directed toward City residents. Contractors can be eligible for a Section 3 contract as awarded in connection with CDBG projects if they meet one of the following definitions:
• Business is owned by 51 percent or more Section 3 residents;
• Business employs Section 3 residents in full-time positions;
• Businesses who subcontracts with other businesses that provide economic opportunity to Section 3 residents.
Section 3 requirements apply to the City as a grantee, if the project activity is over $200,000, and to all contractors and subcontracts over $100,000 if the $200,000 threshold is met.
If you wish to determine if you qualify, have an interest in job training or have an interest in serving as a subcontractor for this project, please contact Karen Buck, City Clerk, 120 N. Ozark, Girard, KS, 620-724-8918.
If you are interested in job training or other employment resources, please contact KANSASWORKS services at 1-877-509-6757, www.kansasworks.com.