This Week in Largo
JANUARY 4, 2019
The City of Largo welcomes you to LARGO TODAY , News from the City Manager. Stay up-to-date on the superior services Largo aims to offer our residents, businesses and homeowners each week.
TROTTER ROAD/DRYER AVENUE INTERSECTION CLOSURE
Dryer Avenue will be closed at the Trotter Road intersection January 7-11 for subsurface utility work. Message boards announcing the closure will be in place on January 4th. Detour signs will be erected on January 7th concurrent with the closure of the intersection. Expect minor delays and slightly longer travel times.
-Barry Westmark
Senior Engineer I 587-6713 I bwestmar@largo.com
CDBG APPLICATION CYCLE OPENS
The application cycle is open for non-profit agencies to apply to the City of Largo for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for the FY 2019-2020 grant year.  

The FY 2019-2020 CDBG Application is available electronically only through the City's Neighborly Software system. More information and the link to the application is available on the Housing Division's Website.

During this application cycle, the City is only accepting applications for capital projects for non-profit agencies that serve low- and moderate-income clientele/households and housing rehabilitation for rental housing operated by non-profit affordable housing agencies. 

The City expects to have a total of $100,000 to award during this grant cycle. Applications are due by February 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM.  A technical assistance session will be held on January 8, 2019 at 1:30 PM at Largo City Hall (201 Highland Avenue, Largo, FL). Agencies planning to apply are welcome to attend.

- Arrow Woodard
Housing Grant Specialist I 586-7489 I awoodard@largo.com
UPCOMING EVENTS
SENIOR EMPOWERMENT DAY
The Largo Police Department Senior Services division is teaming up again with Aging in America Advocacy Conferences to offer the 4th annual Senior Empowerment Day on January 22nd, from 8:30am - 3pm at St. Paul United Methodist Church located at 1199 South Highland Avenue in Largo.

This free event includes speakers on senior issues including fraud prevention, abuse and successful aging, vendor tables, door prizes, and a complimentary lunch. CarFit will also be on site offering FREE Car Safety Evaluations. Learn more about the CarFit program at http://www.car-fit.org/. Free registration is required and can be made at www.eventbrite.com, www.aginginamerica.net or by phone at 1-800-530-7047.
 
Karyn Rizzo, Author of Aging in America: Navigating our Healthcare System, says the goal of the event is to empower seniors by educating them about what scams are out there and what tools and resources are available to them.
 
Largo Police Senior Services Officer Joel Quattlebaum will also be discussing the current scams that are targeting vulnerable older adults and the Pinellas County Consumer Protection department will be on sight to address potential fraud as well as the protections available. A Panel Extraordinaire discussion will outline best practices for aging proud and in charge.
 
St. Paul United Methodist Church will also be featuring their Joy and Handicapable Ministries, highlighting the spiritual opportunities available as we all age. Aging in America Advocacy Conferences are being held and hosted throughout the Tampa Bay Region and offer realistic information to all older adults and their families to age with dignity and wisdom. To learn more about Aging in America including a free monthly newsletter and radio programs, visit www.aginginamerica.net. To purchase a copy of Aging in America: Navigating our Healthcare System, visit Amazon, Nook, Kindle, Barnes and Noble or request one at www.aginginamerica.net.

- Joel Quattlebaum
Senior Services Officer I 586-7351 I jquattl@largo.com