Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period
Jefferson County, MO CDBG Program
SECOND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT
2016-2020 Consolidated Plan
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 second substantial amendment to its 2019 Annual Action Plan.
To amend the 2019 Annual Action Plan to enable Jefferson County to receive and administer $827,578 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV3) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made available through the CARES Act. Eligible CDBG and CDBG-CV activities include, but are not limited to, business assistance including microenterprise and special economic development assistance for retention or expansion of jobs held by low-and moderate-income persons, new or quantifiably increased public services, food pantry grab and go/delivery meal programs, and support of other COVID-19 response services.
Additional CDBG or 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.
Further, eligible CDBG and CDBG-CV costs incurred as of March 27, 2020, the date in which President Trump signed the CARES Act, and paid for with nonfederal funds, may be repaid with CDBG and CDBG-CV funding, including those made under the CARES Act. These pre-award costs will meet all HUD requirements applicable to CDBG and CDBG-CV, including those under the CARES Act. Unless waived by HUD, CDBG pre-award costs for PY 2020 may not exceed 25% of the PY 2019 and/or PY 2020 annual entitlement allocations and will be used for CDBG eligible activities indicated above.
Jefferson County, through its contracted administrator, will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 19, 2021 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 second substantial amendment. Meeting attendees will be asked to continue to practice social distancing and maintain proper hygiene during the public hearing.
Public Comment Period and Process: Due to the urgency to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CARES Act and waivers provided by the U.S, Department of house and Urban Development (HUD) allow for a shortened timeline for public review, comment and receipt of comments. The plan amendments will be available for a 5-day public review and comment period from Monday, April 19, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. Citizens wishing to submit written comments during this period may mail them, postmarked no later than April 23, 2021 or submit via email to the following:
“2019 Second Substantial Amendment Comments”
c/o CDBG Administrator – EDC
P.O. Box 623, 5217 Highway B
Hillsboro, MO 63050
Phone (636) 797-5336
1-800-735-2966 (Relay Missouri TTY/Voice Callers)
1-800-520-7309 (Relay Missouri TTY/Voice Spanish Callers)
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Any person requiring special accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact Human Resources by calling 636-797-5071.