Public Notice

Request for Public Comments

City of Brownsville

2020-2021 One Year Action Plan         Comment Period: 6/29/2020-7/6/2020

PUBLIC NOTICE: THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON DOCUMENT "2020-2021 ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN" AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE USE AND ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED BY BROWNSVILLE. YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS MAY BE DELIVERED BETWEEN June 29, 2020 AND NO LATER THAN July 6, 2020. For more information about this notice, please call (956) 548-6167. For telephone access for people with speech or hearing loss, please call 1-800-RELAY-TX. Please provide 2-3 days’ notice so that proper accommodations can be provided.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville has prepared its 2020 - 2021 One-Year Action Plan (budget) for CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs. The purpose of this notice is to obtain comments on the City of Brownsville’s proposed 2020 -2021 One-Year Action Plan (OYAP). Available funding is as follows:

                                        

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

 

 $  2,715,934.00

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

 $      909,622.00

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

 

 $      237,580.00

Total Funds:

 

 $  3,863,136.00

To see allocation per program, click on the following link: https://www.cob.us/DocumentCenter/View/10155/2020-OYAP-Public-Notice---English

A full description of the listed projects will be made available to any interested party throughout the 5-day comment period. The 2020 - 2021 One-Year Action Plan may be viewed online at https://www.cob.us/2112/Public-Notice  . Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed One-Year Action Plan for a 5-day period beginning Monday, June 29, 2020 and ending at 5:00p.m. Monday, July 6, 2020. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ANNUALACTIONPLAN2020-2021. Any interested party may also submit their written comments to Mr. Efren Trujillo Jr., Assistant Director of Office of Strategic Initiatives, RE: Annual Action Plan Input, 1150 E. Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brownsville, TX 78520; Phone: (956) 548-6167; e-mail: efren.trujillo@cob.us; fax: (956) 548-6161. In Response to COVID-19, HUD has issued a memorandum of waivers for certain regulatory requirements associated with several CPD grant programs to prevent spread of COVID-19 and to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households impacted economically by COVID-19. The 30-day minimum for the required public comment is waived, provided that no fewer than 5 days are provided public comments. To avoid large gatherings and to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the City will hold public hearings virtually.


 Public Hearings

 In addition to the 5-day comment period, two (2) Virtual Public Hearings on the Proposed One-Year Action Plan will take place:

 First Meeting:  Residents of Brownsville may log in via Webex with the following link: https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=m0d3c057f7a26bf8fe839562105d4d125 or call 1-408-18- 9388, access code 146 010 4609, for virtual hearing, Monday, June 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Second Meeting:  Residents of Brownsville may log in via Webex with the following link: https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=m17c71ad4cfe9a1df0bd9b8ce7e50010c  or call 1-408-18-9388, access code 146 857 3477, for virtual hearing, Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.