NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR DESIGN PHASE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Weed will conduct a public hearing on October 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Conference Room at City Hall, 550 Main Street, Weed, CA to the discuss the possible applications for funding under the next fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program to solicit citizen input on possible competitive and supplemental activities included in the application.

The Community Development and Economic Development Allocations of the State CDBG program will publish a combined “Notice of Funding Availability” (NOFA) each program year. Eligible cities and counties may submit application for CDBG funds under the NOFA. It is estimated that up to $27,000,000 will be available in total. The Economic Development “Over the-Counter” (OTC) Allocation requires a separate application with a maximum limit of $5,000,000 per year. The NOFA also includes the Native American and Colonia’s allocations. The Native American Allocation is only for areas with high concentrations of low-income Native American residents who are who are not part of a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe or Rancheria. The Colonia’s funding is only for designated communities within 150 miles of the Mexican-American border.

Eligible activities under the above allocations in the NNOFA consist of homeownership assistance and housing rehabilitation programs, public facility and public improvements projects (including public improvements in support of new housing construction); public service programs,, planning studies, economic development business assistance and microenterprise activities. Eligible activities paid for with State CDBG funds must met one or more of the three national objectives listed in CDBG Federal statute as follows: Benefit to low income households or persons; elimination of slums and blight, or meeting urgent community development needs.

The City of Weed anticipates submitting an application under the NOFA published during the next program year. The City of Weed has or anticipates receiving approximately $76,356 in CDBG Program Income that must be expended prior to expending awarded grant funds. The purpose of this public hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to make comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the City of Weed should apply for under the State CDBG program. A separate public hearing will be held to discus and approve the application prior to submittal to the State.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact Ron Stock at (530) 938-5020.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the City of Weed at 550 Main Street, Weed, CA, or you may telephone Ron Stock at (530) 938-5020. In addition, information is available to review at the above address between the weekday business hours of 9:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

The City of Weed promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low and moderate income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or handicap.

/s/ Deborah J. Salvestrin, City Clerk

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