PROPOSED AMENDMENT FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM
Notice is hereby given that the City of Erie proposes to amend its FY2019 Annual Plan.
The City has identified a Priority Need, Strategic Plan Goal and Annual Plan Goal, all titled Provide facilities and services in support of the pandemic response and recovery efforts.
The City of Erie proposes to amend its FY2019 Annual Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG and ESG. The City has requested and received approval of waivers as HUD has allowed but most of the requirements of the programs remain in place.
In light of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Erie is interested in making available CDBG and ESG funding to program-eligible projects and activities. To assist in providing facilities (new, expanded, etc.), special economic development assistance to businesses, public services, and ESG operating costs, essential services, rehabilitation, equipment, and homeless prevention that could enhance our community’s response to and recovery from the impact of the pandemic, our community will place a high priority on providing facilities and services in support of a coordinated pandemic response/recovery.
The FY2019 Amendment describes how the City of Erie intends to expend $375,273 ESG-CARES, and $358,162.62 CDBG-CARES funds as follows:
Erie County Department of Human Services $ 94,343.80
to the following:
Emergency Shelter – CARES
Community of Caring, $8,000
City Mission, $257,818
The Refuge, $99,455
Salvation Army, $10,000
Total FY2019 ESG – CARES Funds for Project Activities $ 375,273.00
Allegheny Health Network (St. Vincent)-Public Facilities $ 354,392.81
Allegheny Health Network (St. Vincent)-Human Resources 3,769.81
to the following:
CDBG – CARES
Booker T. Washington Center, $60,000
Erie City Mission, $60,682
Boys & Girls Club, $10,757
U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants, $40,000
John F. Kennedy Center, $26,723.62
St. Martin Center, $100,000
Community of Caring, $10,000
Paramount Pursuits, $50,000
Total FY2019 CDBG – CARES Funds for Project Activities $ 358,162.62
Copies of the proposed amendment are available for viewing during the required seven day public comment period on the City’s website at cityof.erie.pa.us or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments are invited and should be submitted in writing to email@example.com no later than June 22, 2021.
Joseph Schember, Mayor
City of Erie, Pennsylvania