COLLEGE STATION -- The City of College Station is preparing for a meeting, Tuesday at 6pm, to discuss to federal housing grants. The meeting is seeking the public's input on how the grant money will be spent.

The grants come from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and are intended to help the city fund lower-income housing projects. These grants, called Community Development Block Grants and HOME Investment Partnership Grants, will also help revitalize certain areas of the city.

"We have a detailed budget in the plan," said Brian Pisacacek, a community development analyst with the city. He added the city will propose using the funds to help finance existing housing projects and new projects for this upcoming year.

Block grants are funding from the federal government, which local governments and municipalities can chose allocated to a wide variety of projects and services. They're different from categorical grants, which is funding the federal government says can only be used for a specific purpose.

The public hearing is at the Lincoln Recreation Center at 6pm on Tuesday, July 10th.