Public Notice

Notice of Public Hearing and Comment Period

Jefferson County CDBG Program

2024 Draft Action Plan

Jefferson County, Missouri, along with its participating municipalities, participates and receives funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) programs. These federal formula grant programs primarily benefit low and moderate-income persons residing in Jefferson County, Missouri. HUD regulations require Jefferson County to develop and maintain a Consolidated Plan and its processes for housing and non-housing community development needs.

 Jefferson County, through its contracted administrator, will hold a public hearing on Monday, April 22, 2024, 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 funding and preparation of the Draft 2024 Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

In addition, Jefferson County will also solicit input regarding proposed activities for its HOME funding. This funding is administered by the St. Louis HOME Consortium, a group of contiguous units of local government that have joined together for the purpose of receiving a HOME funding allocation and administering the HOME program as a single grantee. Comments provided by citizens at this public hearing will be forwarded to the Consortium lead agency (St. Louis County).

 Jefferson County, through its contracted administrator, will also hold a thirty-day (30) public comment period on its Draft 2024 Action Plan as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The public comment period will run from Tuesday, April 23, 2024, until Wednesday, May 22, 2024. A copy of the draft plan will be available for public viewing during normal working hours of each of the following facilities, The Office of the Jefferson County Executive (729 Maple Street, Hillsboro, MO), The Economic Development Corporation, City Halls of all participating municipalities (Arnold, Pevely, Herculaneum, Festus, Crystal City, De Soto, Hillsboro, Kimmswick, Byrnes Mill, Cedar Hill Lakes, Scotsdale, Olympian Village and Lake Tekakwitha), Jefferson County Library branches (Arnold, Northwest and Windsor), and public libraries in De Soto, Crystal City and Festus. An electronic version will also be available on the Administrators web site at www.jeffcountymo.org

It is the goal of the Jefferson County CDBG Program to fund activities which assist in providing decent housing, create suitable living environments and expanding economic opportunities. The final plan, after citizen input and County adoption, will be submitted to HUD on or after May 29, 2024.

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

Citizens are invited to view the document and submit written comments which will be accepted through the close of business on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, 4:00 p.m. and should be directed to:

 

“Draft 2024 Action Plan Comments”

c/o CDBG Administrator – EDC

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

Phone (636) 797-5336    E-mail: [email protected]

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

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