PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
AND REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE
2020 CDBG PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given by Trehab on behalf of Wyoming County, that it will hold a Virtual Public Hearing on June 23rd, 2020 at 10am via conference call (see call-in information below) / or click here to access the meeting via computer. The CARES act states “a grantee may create virtual public hearings to fulfill applicable hearing requirements for all grants from funds made available under this law.” This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify Josh Winn’s office 72 hours in advance at 1-800-982-4045 ext. 5240 or 570-278-5240 and Jwinn@trehab.org.
The purpose of the Public Hearing is to discuss the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in general, the needs of Wyoming County, and Wyoming County’s performance under the previously funded CDBG Program years, and to discuss the required Three – Year Community Development Plan of Wyoming County.
Wyoming County is expected to receive an allocation of approximately $242,000 of 2020 CDBG funds from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At least 70% of the available funding must be used for activities which benefit low and moderate income persons. The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% low-moderate income persons in the service area to qualify as a low-moderate income project. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has announced the application submission deadline of October 28th, 2020.
The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program: water and sewer line replacement and improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction of affordable housing; construction/reconstruction of public/community facilities; recreational facilities; public services that are new or provide quantifiable increases in the delivery of services; street improvements; historic preservation; removal of architectural barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition and relocation; clearance and demolition; and general administration, planning, audit if required, and preparation of the CDBG application.
If Wyoming County would undertake activities that result in the displacement of families or individuals, then Wyoming County, policy for minimizing such displacement would be in effect. Wyoming County is responsible for replacing all low and moderate income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of the use of CDBG funds.
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the Public Hearing and/or to present written comments concerning the needs of Wyoming County, proposed CDBG Program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG Program in general by Proposals and comments may be submitted to Josh Winn, community development coordinator, Po Box 366, 36 Public Ave. Montrose, PA 18801 or firstname.lastname@example.org by July 17th at 4pm.
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