Help Tom Bean Receive Grant Funding with a 5-minute Survey!

GrantWorks, in partnership with Tom Bean, is conducting a survey to determine our eligibility in applying for state and federal grants to improve the lives of residents in our community.

This funding could help improve the sewer system.

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A GrantWorks Surveyor will be knocking on doors to gather important information in the coming weeks, and your cooperation will be needed.

Tom Bean needs accurate and up-to-date information about the income of families. Your responses are crucial in determining eligibility for funding. We ask that you please complete the survey when the Surveyor visits your home. Without your cooperation, this effort cannot succeed. All information will be held strictly confidential.

Frequently Asked Questions and Answers:

Q: How long will this take?
A: The survey will take only 5 minutes of your time.

Q: What is the purpose of the survey?
A: The city needs accurate and up-to-date information about the income of families in the area to determine its eligibility to receive state funding for important city projects. The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) can be used for many kinds of activities that would improve the lives of city residents, including infrastructure improvements, economic development, and affordable housing.

Q: Who should complete the survey?
A: One survey should be completed for each family in a housing unit (“family” means anyone related by blood, marriage, or adoption). Roommates should fill out separate surveys. Additional families living in the same housing unit should fill out separate surveys. If you have
an accessory rental unit, those residents should fill out a separate survey.

Q: How will the data be used?
A: The data will only be used to submit an application for grant funds from state or federal sources. The data from all families will be combined to produce a median family income for the city (how many families have incomes above and below a certain level).

Q: How can I be sure that my information will be kept confidential?
A: The data will only be shared with the researchers and select city officials. Your name and the information you provide will never be directly connected. We will keep all the data secure, and it will only be used in the application process. All data will be destroyed following the grant application period for which the data is being collected.

Tom Bean Needs Your Help!

If you have any questions, please contact City Hall.