City News

Posted on: February 20, 2018

Community Development Office seeking comment on Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan

Citizens throughout the Joplin area are encouraged to submit comments regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Action Plan which identifies how the Joplin region intends to allocate Community Development Block Grant Entitlement and Joplin Area Consortia HOME Investment Partnership funds. The Action Plan serves as the guide for Community Development grant funded activities within the City of Joplin and the Joplin Area Consortia. Activities include infrastructure improvement, public service grants and the provision of affordable housing.

The Community Development Office will hold a second public meeting at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, February 27 in the fifth floor conference room at City Hall, 602 South Main.  This will begin the public comment period which closes at the business day on Thursday, March 29, 2018. The City Council will vote on the 2018 Action Plan at its April 17, 2018 meeting. The Council meeting begins at 6 p.m. and is held in the Council Chambers on the fifth floor of City Hall, Public Participation is encouraged by the Community Development Office, and collections of public comment are a requirement of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The 2018 Action Plan can be viewed at  

If there are any questions pertaining to the 2018 Action Plan please contact Thomas Walters at 417-624-0820, extension 539 or by email at

NOTE: If you are in need of disability related auxiliary aids or services, contact the City of Joplin’s ADA Coordinator at 624-0820, Ext. 210, or the City Clerk’s Office at 624-0820, Ext. 220. Kindly give us forty-eight (48) hours notice to arrange for the aids or services. TTD Number (417) 625-4774. Interpreter services are also available if requested at least seven calendar days in advance of the meeting. Servicios de interpretación están disponibles si se piden al menos 7 días antes de la reunión.

To view 2018 Action Plan...