Public Notice for an Amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.05(c)(2) and subpart B of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), the City of Urbana is making an amendment to the Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020.
Public Comment Period and Process:
This Consolidated Plan amendment is available for a 7-day public review and comment period from May 14, 2020 to May 21, 2020. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may mail them, postmarked no later than May 21, 2020, to the following:
- Community Development Services
- Grants Management Division
- 400 South Vine Street
- Urbana, IL 61801
You may also email comments no later than May 21, 2020, to Sheila Dodd at firstname.lastname@example.org
A public hearing will be held prior to the City of Urbana Committee of the Whole meeting at 7:00 pm on May 18, 2020.
This is an amendment to the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan FY 2019/2020 for the City of Urbana to receive and administer $294,966 in Community Development Block Grant-CV funds (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
Additional CDBG funding made available to the City by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown at this time but will be used for the same purpose of the initial allocations indicated above which is to prevent the spread of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19. In addition, the City may reprogram FY 2019/2020 CDBG funding as needed to respond to COVID-19. FY 2020/2021 CDBG funds already allocated to the City may also be used to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to, assisting low- and moderate-income households with rental assistance for no more than three months, grab and go/delivery meal programs, business assistance to retain employees that are low- and moderate-income, and support of other COVID-19 response services.
Further, eligible CDBG costs incurred as of March 27, 2020, and paid for with nonfederal funds may be repaid with CDBG, including those made under the CARES Act. These pre-award costs will meet all HUD requirements applicable to CDBG including those under the CARES Act.
Public notices regarding future amendments to the Consolidated Plan will be posted online on the City of Urbana website at www.urbanaillinois.us. Lastly, as part of this amendment, the City has revised the Consolidated Plan's Citizen Participation Plan to include the 7-day comment period as indicated above as well as to make other changes. The revised Citizen Participation Plan is available for review on the website https://www.urbanaillinois.us.