EDWARDSVILLE — The Madison County Community Development department is encouraging county residents to participate in a survey on community needs and priorities.
Survey results will be used in the development of the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, the strategic plan that prioritizes the expenditures of Community Development Block Grant and Community Services Block Grant programs administered by the Community Development Department on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Madison County Community Development Administrator Frank Miles said county residents’ information is essential.
“The information provided by county residents is vital,” Miles said. “As we quickly approach the final development of the Consolidated Plan, we need the input from our residents.”
“The best way to find out what the people of Madison County need, what will help improve our communities and the quality of life for our residents is to obtain information directly from them,” Miles said. “By participating in the survey, our residents will give us the information we need to effectively help them.”
Madison County residents can complete the survey by going online to the website https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CVDK8KK.
“Completing the survey only takes a few minutes and the information obtained will go a long way to helping make Madison County an even better place to live,” Miles said.
The survey results will also be used to identify the problems and needs of low-income families and help detail accessible resources to meet those needs for the Community Services Block Grant Program. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Health and Human Services and administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and Madison County Community Development.
For information on the survey, or to obtain a paper copy of the survey, contact the Madison County Community Development department at (618) 296-8940.