Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
City of Port Orange, Florida
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Notice of Proposed Amended 2019-2020 HUD CDBG Annual Action Plan and Amended Citizen Participation Plan
The City of Port Orange will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, June 15th, at 5:00 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL, 32129. This notice is provided in compliance with the City’s adopted Citizen Participation Plan (Resolution No. 06-49), as required by 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 91. The City of Port Orange’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The City seeks public input on an amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. The City anticipates receiving an allocation of $225,840 in CARES Act CDBG-COVID(CV). The amendment will create a new activity, CV-CDBG Public Services FY 2019-2020 Action Plan with $180,672. This activity will provide subsistence to qualified Port Orange residents impacted by COVID-19. Planning and Administration will be increased by $45,168 to implement the services. The City also seeks public input on amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan to include HUD waivers in the event of a declared disaster and/or health crisis. Comments will be accepted for five (5) days from this publication and all comments received during that period will be provided to HUD.
A detailed account of the activities and costs associated with the CDBG program may be obtained by visiting the City’s website at www.port-orange.org, or by contacting Amanda Lasecki, Grants Manager, at telephone 386-506-5737, or written comments may be submitted by email to email@example.com or by regular U.S. Mail attention to: Amanda Lasecki, Grants Manager, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange FL 32129.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in these proceedings, you are entitled to certain assistance at no cost to you. Upon request, materials will be supplied in a form accessible for persons with disabilities. If you need assistance, please contact the City Clerk for the City of Port Orange, 1000 City Center Circle, Port Orange, FL 32129, telephone number 386-506-5563, prior to the public hearing date. If you are hearing or voice impaired, please contact the relay operator at 1(800) 955-8771.
Due to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Federal, State, County, and the City’s Declarations of State of Emergency, and City of Port Orange Executive Order 9, the City of Port Orange will be conducting public meetings using communications media technology until the Local State of Emergency has concluded. Those wishing to attend meetings are encouraged to join the meeting through electronic means.
To request to speak virtually during the meeting, you must complete the Request to Speak form prior to the start of the meeting. You may access the form by visiting www.port-orange.org/publiccomments. You must fill out all required information for the form to be submitted. Forms are due to the City Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2020. Once the form is received, the meeting instructions will be provided to you via email.
For additional information or for special assistance prior to the meeting, please contact Robin Fenwick, City Clerk, firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 506-5563.
What is CDBG?
The Community Development Block Grant program is administered nationally by the U. S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Federal monies are awarded annually to cities and counties based upon a formula for activities designed to improve the quality of life within communities by providing decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities. Primary beneficiaries of CDBG funds must be low - and moderate-income households. These are defined as a family whose annual income does not exceed 80% of the median income for the area. The CDBG program is authorized under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, Public Law 93 to 383, as amended; 42 U.S.C.-5301 et seq. The City of Port Orange became a CDBG entitlement community in 2006.