CDBG 2020 Public Notice

 

 

 
 
*UPDATE – JUNE 8, 2020*
 
PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF OCEAN CITY, NJ
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
2020 PROGRAM YEAR ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
 
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN Funding: $287,625
The City of Ocean City proposes to initiate planning for the FY 2020 Annual Action Plan. The CDBG Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Ocean City’s CDBG allocation for Fiscal Year 2020 is estimated to be $287,625.   A Virtual Public Hearing was held on Monday, April 6th @ 3:30 pm to receive community input toward the development of the Annual Action Plan.  This hearing aimed to collect ideas for addressing housing, community & economic development needs, development of proposed activities, and review of program performances.  Ocean City intends to submit the 2020 Annual Action Plan on or about July 15, 2020.
 
 
CARES ACT:  Additional funding $169K
 
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD is offering communities additional funds to address needs now generated from a public health perspective.  Guidelines will soon be released by HUD on program submissions.
 
 
CONTACT: Written comments should be addressed to Christine D. Gundersen, Manager of Capital Planning, 861 Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226 or via e-mail to cgundersen@ocnj.us
 
 

 

NOTICE OF SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT
CITY OF OCEAN CITY
Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
 
The purpose of this notice is to present substantial amendments to the City of Ocean City’s CDBG PY 2019 Annual Action Plan for the reallocation of $180,976 from other projects to a new project for the engineering and construction of ADA Compliant Access Ramps and Mats for some of the City’s beaches.
 
In accordance with HUD’s CDBG program regulations, the City is allowed to make substantial amendments to its Annual Action Plan and Budget in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan which was revised in May 2020 in accordance with the CARES Act. 
 
Ocean City has determined that it is necessary to amend the previously approved budget for Program Year PY 2019. This is considered a substantial amendment in accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan as the following applies: a) Adding or dropping an activity.
 
The amendment to the PY 2019 CDBG Annual Action Plan is proposed as follows:
 

Project

Initial Budget

Revised Budget

Change

Housing Authority Mental Health Services

$   41,763

$    41,763

    $            0

Housing Rehab

$  40,976

$             0

   ($   40,976)

Infrastructure Improvements

$140,000

$             0

   ($ 140,000)

ADA Improvements (Beach Access Ramps and Mats)

      $           0

$  180,976

    $ 180,976

Administration

$  55,684

$    55,684

    $            0

 

In order to obtain the opinions of residents, public agencies and other interested parties, the City will place the Substantial Amendment and the Citizen Participation Plan on public display for at least 30 days beginning Wednesday, June 10th through Thursday, July 9th, 2020 on the City’s website at www.ocnj.us; located at TAB “Citizen Services”; CDBG 2020 Public Notice.   After which time the Substantial Amendment will be considered by Council for submittal to HUD for approval.

 
NOTE:   Given the current public health concerns, a virtual Public Hearing on the Grant Amendment will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 2:00 pm.  Instructions on how to access the meeting will be posted on the City’s website at www.ocnj.us  
All written comments on the amendments must be received, no later than July 9, 2020.  Comments can be mailed or emailed to: Christine D. Gundersen, MBA, Manager of Capital Planning, City of Ocean City, 861 Asbury Ave., Ocean City, NJ  08226, (609) 525-9360. Email: cgundersen@ocnj.us
 
Meeting ID: 824 9793 0701
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