CDBG Proposed Amendment for FY2021 Plan

The City of Erie proposes to amend its Proposed FY2021 Annual Plan for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) due to an error in the originally announced FY2021 CDBG formula allocations of $3,164,753, which now increases to $3,211,390 in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for CDBG as follows:

CD21, Street Reconstruction increased from $180,000 to $226,637.

CD21, KIVA decreased from $75,000 to $-0-.

CD21, Homeowner Mini-Grants – Home Repairs increased from $-0- to $75,000.

The City of Erie has also updated the Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which outlines the City’s responsibilities for obtaining citizen comments on the Consolidated Plan, Annual Plans, Annual Amendments, and Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any Section 108 loan applications, should the City undertake one.

The required 30-day Public Comment period has been waived by HUD to three (3) days.  This will eliminate further delays and expedite grantees’ ability to incorporate the increase in funding caused by the FY2021 allocation error that affects all CDBG grants except for Insular Area Grantees.

Copies of the proposed amendment are available for viewing during the required 3-day public comment period on the City of Erie’s website at cityof.erie.pa.us or by emailing dsmith@erie.pa.us.  Copies of the updated Citizen’s Participation Plan can be obtained by emailing dsmith@erie.pa.us.  Comments are invited and should be submitted in writing to the above address or to dsmith@erie.pa.us no later than June 1, 2021.  All comments will be considered prior to the submission of the amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

                                                                        Joseph V. Schember, Mayor

                                                                        City of Erie

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