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City Council Funds Teen Vocational Training, and Park and Public Facility Improvements

On June 5, 2019, the Indio City Council approved using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for teen vocational training, and improvements to parks and public facilities for fiscal year 2018-19. The Indio Teen Center will receive $42,000 to support its Vocational Training Program that offers youth training in culinary arts, photography/video, and music. Dr. Carreon Park will receive $200,000 for new turf, landscaping, trees, irrigation, and benches. The Indio Teen and Senior Centers, which are operated by the City, will also receive $75,000 for facility improvements, including new video surveillance systems, roof and paint repairs, and new audio/visual equipment. Over a million dollars of CDBG funds in total are allocated for various programs and activities in Indio. The City became an Entitlement Community in 2009 and qualifies to receive federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to specifically address the needs of low and moderate-income individuals.