Notice of a Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Annual Action Plan / Public Hearing Notice

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136 was signed into law to respond to the growing effects of the coronavirus public health crisis. The CARES Act provides special allocation of $ $103,754 to the City of Sharon under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.  

 Each year the City of Sharon prepares an Annual Action Plan which outlines the projects, programs and activities funded through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Notice is hereby given that the 2019 Annual Action Plan will now include the CARES Act funding known as CDBG-CV2. The 2019 AAP has previously been amended to include initial CDBG-CV funding.

 In accordance with the City of Sharon Citizen Participation Plan, a 30-day public comment period will be held from Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

 This is considered a substantial amendment in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan since the following applies: Definition (b) proposing to undertake an activity not previously described in the annual action plan.

 AmendmentAllocate CDBG-CV2 funding to the following activities in the amount of  $103,754:

 Economic Development: Technical Assistance 24 CFR 570.203(c) Technical assistance to for-profit businesses, including workshops, assistance in developing business plans, marketing, and referrals to lenders or technical resources.

 PUBLIC REVIEW and CITIZEN COMMENT

 The Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan is available on the web at the City of Sharon’s website http://www.cityofsharon.net , in the Current News section on the homepage.   The substantial amendment is available for public comment from Wednesday, June 16, 2021 to Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

 Public Hearing for the Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plan

Wednesday, July 7 at 12 PM

 Persons with a disability or Limited English Proficiency who wish to participate in the public hearing should contact Melissa Phillips, Community and Economic Development Director, at (724)983-3231 or mphillips@cityofsharon.net to discuss how the City of Sharon can accommodate his/her needs.

 Public Comment

Comments on the Substantial Amendments to the FY 2019 Annual Action Plans and Citizen Participation Plan be electronically submitted to Melissa Phillips, Community and Economic Development Director at (724) 983-3231 or mphillips@cityofsharon.net. Written comments may be submitted Melissa Phillips, 155 West Connelly Blvd., Sharon, PA 16146. All comments must be received by Tuesday, July 20, 2021 to be included as testimony in the Plan that will be submitted to HUD, no later than August 16, 2021

 

Robert Fiscus

City Manager
 City of Sharon

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