Public Notice: FY 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan Amendments

Public Notice
A Public Hearing Will Be Conducted Regarding an Amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan and the FY 2019 Carlisle Borough CDBG Annual Action Plan

The Borough of Carlisle will be holding a virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to receive public input concerning an amendment to Carlisle Borough's Citizen Participation Plan and the FY 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment. The comment period will end on June 17, 2020.

The Amendments are available online at cchra.com and at carlislepa.org. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of CDBG-CV funds that have been allocated to the Borough through the CARES Act and to discuss an amendment to the Citizen Participation Plan.

The Borough of Carlisle expects to receive an allocation of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $227,901.00. The Borough proposes to undertake the following CDBG-CV activities:
Economic Development: Provide loans or grants to avoid job loss caused by business closures related to COVID-19 by providing short-term working capital to small businesses to enable retention of jobs. Technical assistance may also be provided to navigate other loan programs or funding to help small businesses meet CDC guidance on social distancing. Proposed allocation: $150,000.00

Pre-Application Costs: The Borough will seek reimbursement of costs incurred to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Proposed allocation: $40,000.00

Planning and Administration: General administration and oversite to implement the CDBG-CV program. Proposed allocation: $37,901.00

The Public Hearing will also cover the proposed temporary changes to the Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). HUD has issued a waiver to the 30 day public comment period for amendments to CP Plans and Annual Action Plans. The comment period may be reduced to five (5) days. The Borough proposes to utilize the five (5) day comment period to expedite the time to provide needed funds to the community.

Comments on the FY CDBG Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment and the CPP amendment may be made by participating in the virtual Public Hearing on Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. by calling (717)245-9715 Pin 192. All comments must be received by June 17, 2020.

Borough Council is expected to take action on the proposed amendments on Friday, June 19, 2020 at a Special Meeting. The FY 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan Substantial  Amendment will be submitted to HUD on or after June 22, 2020.

Those unable to participate in the public meetings may send written comments to:
Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director
Cumberland County Housing and Redevelopment Authorities 
114 N. Hanover Street
Carlisle, PA 17013-2445

View the full amended FY 2019 Comprehensive Plan here.
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