Inclement Weather Center Set to Open
United Way of the Midlands, in partnership with Transitions, Salvation Army and the City of Columbia, will operate an Inclement Weather Center at 191 Calhoun on nights that are expected to drop to 40 degrees or below between November 6 and April 1.
City Manager's Spotlight on October 2014
The City Manager’s Spotlight provides details about what is happening in the City of Columbia in an effort to keep citizens informed about City operations. The City Manager’s Spotlight on October 2014 reflects on the Citizen Satisfaction Survey, Campus Public Safety Meeting, Finlay Park Master Plan Public Meeting, Main/North Main Street Façade Program, Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. Ribbon Cutting, Fire Prevention Week and more.
City of Columbia Holiday Closings & Garbage Collection Schedule Changes
City offices will be closed in observance of the upcoming holidays affecting the garbage and recycling schedule.
The City’s Office of Business Opportunities Partners with Local Businesses
The City of Columbia’s Office of Business Opportunities is partnering with local shopping districts for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29. Citizens who shop in one of the seven designated districts and participate in #SelfieSaturday could win a $50 gift card.
Let’s Move! Columbia Branding and Marketing Featured in National Publication
The City of Columbia was recognized by the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education, and Families (NLC) for its marketing and branding of Let’s Move! Columbia in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties (LMCTC) resource guide. Let’s Move! Columbia is featured in the Marketing and Branding Spotlight for communication efforts to increase awareness of the City’s efforts to encourage citizens to incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into their daily lives.
City of Columbia Accepting Nominations for the MLK Dream Keeper Scholarship
The City of Columbia is accepting nominations for the 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dream Keeper Scholarship Awards. The Dream Keeper Award recognizes exemplary displays of committed service to the tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Winners will be announced at the City of Columbia’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, January 19, 2015, at 4 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Community Center, 2300 Greene Street.
CDBG Notice of Funds Available (NOFA) and Request for Applications (RFA)
The City of Columbia invites applications from qualified entities to apply for funding annually through the Notice of Funds Available/Request for Application (NOFA/RFA) process. Agencies that provide activities that are consistent with locally developed Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Priorities and to address the federal/local Consolidated Plan objectives are encouraged to apply. Funds are made available for activities in two categories; 1) Public Service/Neighborhood Improvement Grants and 2) Non-Public Service/Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvement Grants.