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SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2019-2020 AND 2020-2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS UNDER
THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
COMMENT PERIOD: 1/19 to 1/25/21
On 3/27/20 the Coronavirus
Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law, making
available $5 billion in CDBG coronavirus response (CDBG–CV) funds to prevent,
prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.
CARES will provide the City of
Northampton its second installment of allocations totaling $266,402 of CDBG-CV
funds for a total of $667,802. HUD
requires that the City prepare and submit a Substantial Amendment to its 2019-2020
CDBG Annual Action Plan (AAP) that will describe how the City will administer
these funds. The following are the
proposed activities to be undertaken by the City using CDBG-CV funds. In addition,
the City will propose changes in projects included in the 2020-2021 AAP.
Northampton’s Office of Planning & Sustainability will hold a virtual public
hearing to obtain public comments on the use of 2020-2021 Entitlement Funds,
and CDBG-CV funds:
via internet: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/8291877456
via phone: dial 1-301-715-8592, enter meeting ID 8291877456#
groups or agencies unable to attend the public hearings may submit written
comments to Keith Benoit, Community Development Planner, 210 Main St.,
Northampton, MA 01060 or email@example.com.
2020 Action Plan Activities
Art Trust Ramps $200,000
South Street Apartments $83,175
Sidewalk Curb Cut Ramps $93,257
Affordable Housing $55,000
Micro Business Assistance $30,000
First Time Homebuyers Grants $12,000
Public Infrastructure Improvements $1,000
Public Services $149,732
Planning and Administration $136,468
Resiliency Hub $416,824
Emergency Rental and Utility
Small Business Grants $55,000
Small Business Grant Admin $20,000
Emergency Food Pantry $20,000
MANNA Soup Kitchen $5,000
Homeless Services $10,000
Pathways for Success $1,750
Planning and Administration: $44,272
Citizen Participation and Public Comment
The City of
Northampton’s Year 37 Consolidated Action Plan states that a substantial
amendment requires a public notice of the amendment, a 30-day comment period,
and one public hearing. The provisions
have been altered in accordance with HUD guidelines issued in Docket No.
FR-5309-N-01 Notice of Program Requirements for Community Development Block
Grant Program Funding Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of
2020, under which the City must post the Substantial Amendment on the City web
site for public comment for a period of five (5) days. The comment period will run from 1/19/21 to
addition to posting on the web site, the 2019-2020 AAP and 2020-2021 AAP
Substantial Amendment Notice will be posted in public buildings and spaces, and
published in the Hampshire Gazette (paper of record).
entire 2019-2020 AAP and 2020-2021 AAP Substantial Amendment to be submitted to
HUD may be found at: www.northamptonma.gov/plan
The Substantial Amendments will be submitted to HUD for review on
or about 1/27/21.
(Esta enmienda tambien esta disponsible en
Espanol. Si usted desea una copia, por
favor de comincarse con Keith Benoit atra vez de firstname.lastname@example.org).
Publish: January 11, 2021