1/22/2019 - Public Notice-CD YR 45 (2019-2020) Notice of Availability of Funding and Notice of Public Hearing

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF FUNDING

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING


The City of Waterbury (City) is pleased to announce the availability of 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant funds. The City has not yet received notice of its allocations for the upcoming program year and, per HUD’s guidance, intends to use current year’s allocations as the baseline for planning purposes. These amounts may increase or decrease depending upon the final federal approved budget. The 2018-2019 allocations were as follows: $2,146,218 (CDBG), $175,851 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and $859,735 HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). Program income is anticipated to be $2,500 for HOME and $14,000 for CDBG.

In addition, the City has also estimated that it will have approximately $61,173 in funds from previous years due to the cancellation of projects/ activities or the completion of them under budget. These funds will be reallocated during this process and included within the Annual Action Plan. However, due to the limits on public services and administration and because these reprogrammed funds are not viewed as new funds, the reallocation of these reprogrammed funds shall be limited to those projects and activities not categorized as public service or administration.

In accordance with its Citizen Participation Plan, there will be a Public Hearing to solicit citizen input on the needs of the community before the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the Veteran’s Memorial, 2nd floor, City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT. The facility is handicapped accessible.

The City will provide interpreters and assistance for non-English speaking, hearing-impaired or disabled residents upon receiving a request at least four (4) days prior to this hearing date. Contact Nancy Allen at 203-346-3810 ext. 7274 or at nallen@waterburyct.org.  All interested person(s) are encouraged to attend.

Those interested in applying for funds should request an application beginning on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 via the City’s website on the Community Development Office page, www.waterburyct.org and submit their applications to the Community Development Office, Room C-29, City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury no later than 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019. Upon receipt the CAC will review the applications for consistency with CDBG eligibility guidelines (24CFR570.201) and the themes identified in the City’s Consolidated Plan (2013-2018). As part of the review process, additional public meetings and a second public hearing will be held to receive public input. 

National Objectives of the CDBG program are: (1) to benefit low/moderate income persons; (2) to eliminate slums and blight; and (3) to address urgent (emergency) needs. The City of Waterbury estimates that not less than 70% of its aggregate 2019-2020 CDBG funds will be used to meet the national objective of benefit to low and moderate income persons; In 2017-2018, 100% of its funds met this objective. The objective of the ESG program is to provide services to the homeless. The objective of the HOME program is to construct and/or rehabilitate housing for low/moderate income persons.

It is the stated policy of the City to avoid activities that result in displacement. In the unlikely event any activity funded by the CDBG program results in displacement, the City has adopted a Relocation Policy and is responsible for providing relocation assistance if CDBG funds were used for that purpose.

The Community Development Office will offer technical assistance workshops to agencies/individuals wishing to apply for CDBG/ESG funding on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 10:00 -11:00 a.m. and Thursday, January 31, 2019 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Cass Gilbert Room, First Floor, City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

Funding applications for the HOME program are taken on an ongoing basis. Information and technical assistance can be obtained by contacting HOME Program Manager Tina Lubus at 346-3810 Ext. 7282 or by email at tlubus@waterburyct.org.


Las personas interesadas en solicitar fondos deben solicitar una solicitud a partir del miércoles 23 de enero de 2019 a través del sitio web de la Ciudad en la página de la Oficina de Desarrollo Comunitario, www.waterburyct.org y presentar sus solicitudes a la Oficina de Desarrollo Comunitario, Sala C-29, Ciudad. Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, a más tardar a las 3:00 pm Viernes, 22 de febrero de 2019.

La Oficina de Desarrollo Comunitario ofrecerá talleres de asistencia técnica a las agencias / individuos que deseen solicitar fondos de CDBG / ESG el miércoles 30 de enero de 2019 de 10:00 a 11:00 am y el jueves 31 de enero de 2019 de 3:00 a 4: 00 pm en la sala Cass Gilbert, primer piso, ayuntamiento, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT 06702.

De acuerdo con su Plan de Participación Ciudadana, habrá una audiencia pública para solicitar comentarios de los ciudadanos sobre las necesidades de la comunidad ante el Comité Asesor de Ciudadanos (CAC) el miércoles 6 de febrero de 2019 a las 5:30 p.m. en el Memorial de los Veteranos, segundo piso, City Hall, 235 Grand Street, Waterbury, CT. La instalación es accesible para discapacitados.

La Ciudad proporcionará intérpretes y asistencia a los residentes que no hablan inglés, con discapacidad auditiva o discapacitados al recibir una solicitud al menos cuatro (4) días antes de la fecha de la audiencia. Comuníquese con Nancy Allen al 203-346-3810 ext. 7274 o en nallen@waterburyct.org. Se anima a todas las personas interesadas a asistir.