Public Notices

Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period

Jefferson County, MO CDBG-CV Program

THIRD SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT

2019 Annual Action Plan

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), Jefferson County, Missouri, along with its participating municipalities, is making a third substantial amendment to its 2019 Annual Action Plan.

To amend the 2019 Annual Action Plan to enable Jefferson County to re-allocate unapplied for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the CARES Act within the originally designated program categories. During the original process of determining what activities would be funded with the CDBG-CV funds, we anticipated that the need for microenterprise/special economic development assistance for retention or expansion of jobs held by low-and moderate-income persons would be high priority for a long period of time. After re-assessment of balance of remaining funds, decreasing volume of applications received and remaining timeframe for disbursement of CDBG-CV funds, it has been decided to reallocate the current unapplied for funds to the other original high priority category of public service/food pantry assistance program. The demand for this service has overwhelmingly increased more than originally anticipated and therefore reallocated funds could be better utilized under this program.

To meet the HUD CDBG-CV program required third year and 80 percent expenditure ratio, Jefferson County, through its contacted administrator, recommends reallocating the following funds: $876,854 from the Microenterprise program and $295,506 from administration to the Public Service/Food Pantry Assistance Program.

Additional CDBG-CV funding made available to Jefferson County by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown as this time but will be used for eligible activities that prevent the spread of the coronavirus and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19.

Jefferson County, through its contracted administrator, will hold a public hearing on Monday, November 7, 2022, at the office of the Economic Development Corporation of Jefferson County, 5217 Highway B, Hillsboro, MO 63050 at 4:00 p.m. to solicit comments from the public regarding the third substantial amendment to its 2019 Action Plan.

Jefferson County, through its contracted administrator, will also hold a thirty-day (30) public comment period on the third substantial amendment to its 2019 Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public comment period will run from Tuesday, November 8, 2022, until Wednesday, December 7, 2022. The plan amendment will be available on the Administrators web site at www.jeffcountymo.org.

Any person requiring special accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources by calling 636-797-5071.

Citizens are invited to submit written comments which will be accepted through the close of business on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 4:00 p.m. and should be directed to:

“2019 Third Substantial Amendment Comments”

c/o CDBG Administrator – EDC

P.O. Box 623, 5217 Highway B, Hillsboro, MO 63050

Phone (636) 797-5336 E-mail: rbuchanan@jeffcomo.org

1-800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri TTY/Voice Callers)

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