Urban Renewal Agency

COVID-19 ESG Grant is now available!



The City of Mount Vernon is requesting proposals for the 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Annual Funds and Emergency Solutions Grant Covid-19 funds (ESG-CV).  The City intends to allocate ESG annual funds and ESG-CV funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.   


Application workshops to discuss the 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant Application will be held on: 

November 10, 2020, 10:00 a.m.
RSVP Here:

November 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
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These workshops will cover important information on the types of eligible projects along with the rules and regulations governing the program.  

Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for all applicants.   


The City of Mount Vernon will conduct office hours to provide applicants an opportunity to ask programmatic questions.   

November 17, 2020, 11:00am
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Applications must be submitted by 4:00pm on December 8, 2020. 

Get the application here

All applications must have an ESG Budget Tool here

Upload your application and attachments to our ESG Dropbox here

Mayor’s Scholarship Program

Thank you for your interest in the Mayor’s Scholarship Program. Unfortunately, the Scholarship Program is suspended until further notice, so we will not be accepting applications for the upcoming academic year. 

As the current status may not be permanent and we will be monitoring the situation during this health crisis, additional decisions will be considered.   When more information becomes available, we will place it on the City website.   Please check the City website for updates at https://cmvny.com/ or  https://cmvny.com/mayors-scholarship/.

Congratulations on your academic achievements and have a safe summer.  

PUBLIC NOTICE: Citizen Participation Plan


City of Mount Vernon, New York

Citizen Participation Plan

The Citizen Participation Plan sets forth the City’s procedures for involving the public in the planning, implementation, and assessment of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-funded housing and community development activities in the City.  These activities include the development of the City’s 5 Year Consolidated Plan, Annual Action Plan, and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Reports (CAPERs).

The City’s updated Citizen Participation Plan will be available for review and comment from April 1, 2020 through May 4, 2020. 

The updated Citizen Participation Plan is available at: https://cmvny.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Draft-2020-cpp-plan.pdf   

Written comments may be submitted via email until May 4, 2020 to: sbolivar@cmvny.com

Or mailed to:

Department of Planning and Community Development
1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

More information is available on the City’s website: www.cmvny.com/cdbg


Ciudad de Mount Vernon, Nueva York

Plan de Participación Ciudadana

El Plan de Participación Ciudadana establece los procedimientos de la Ciudad para involucrar al público en la planificación, implementación y evaluación de las actividades de vivienda y desarrollo comunitario financiadas por el Departamento de Vivienda y Desarrollo Urbano de los Estados Unidos en la Ciudad. Estas actividades incluyen el desarrollo del Plan Consolidado de 5 años de la Ciudad, el Plan de Acción Anual y los Informes Anuales de Desempeño y Evaluación Consolidados (CAPER).

El Plan de Participación Ciudadana actualizado de la Ciudad ahora está disponible para su revisión y comentarios. El documento está disponible para su revisión en: https://cmvny.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Draft-2020-cpp-plan.pdf

Los comentarios escritos pueden enviarse por correo electrónico hasta el 4 de mayo de 2020 a: sbolivar@cmvny.com

Los puntos de vista y comentarios pueden ser enviados a la siguiente dirección:

Departamento de Planificación y Desarrollo Comunitario

1 Roosevelt Square, Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Más información esta disponible en: www.cmvny.com/cdbg

Urban Renewal Agency Special Annual Meeting and Regular Meeting

The Mount Vernon Urban Renewal Agency Special Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 10:30AM or at the end of the Board of Estimate meeting whichever is later in the Mayor’s Conference Room, City Hall, Mount Vernon, NY.

A Regular Urban Renewal Agency Meeting will immediately follow the Special Annual Meeting.

Download the meeting notice and agenda Here