CITY OF TEXARKANA PUBLIC NOTICE – 5 DAY COMMENT PERIOD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK – CORONAVIRUS PROGRAM THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CARES ACT)
The City of Texarkana, Arkansas ANTICIPATES that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will allocate Community Development Block Grant – Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds in an amount of $165,526.00. The CARES Act: • Makes available $5 billion in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV grants); • Provides flexibilities for CDBG grantees to make it easier to use CDBG-CV grants and fiscal years 2019 and 2020 CDBG grants for coronavirus response and authorizes HUD to grant waivers and alternative requirements; Grantees may use CDBG-CV and CDBG funds for a range of activities to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. The citizen participation and public hearings for consolidated plans (including action plans) provides that grantees may amend citizen participation plans to establish expedited procedures to draft, propose, or amend consolidated plans. Expedited procedures must include notice and reasonable opportunity to comment of no less than 5 days. The 5-day period can run concurrently for comments on the action plan amendment and amended citizen participation plans. In-person public hearings are not required. Agencies, organizations, public institutions and all citizens are invited to submit comments for the intent of providing input for budgeting of expenditures of CDBG-CV funds administered by the Public Works Department. You may email recommendations to Assistant Public Works Director Tracie Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 870-779-4971.