The City of Brownsville ("the City") is an Entitlement City in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and a Participating Jurisdiction in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). As part of the City of Brownsville's current Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), public notice and public hearings are required for Substantial Amendments to the City's Annual Action Plan. As per the City's CPP and 24 CFR Part 91, the City will amend its approved plan whenever it makes one of the following decisions:
- To make a change in the goal, priority, or activity of the Consolidated Plan; or
- To carry out an activity, using funds from any program covered by the Consolidated Plan (including program income), not previously covered in the Action Plan; or
- To change the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity included in the annual action plan.
Further, a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan is defined by the City as a transfer between two or more Plan activities that is greater than 50% of the ESG program funds, 40% of the HOME program funds, and 30% of the CDBG program funds.
In response to COVID-19, City of Brownsville is amending the Citizen Participation Plan, Consolidated Plan, and Annual Action Plan FY 2019-2020. The City will be holding virtual public hearings, receiving comments Monday, May 11, 2020, and ending at 5:00p.m. Friday, May 15, 2020.
Citizen Participation Plan Virtual Hearing: The public may log in to Webex with the following link https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=ma05f9b93454b5ae0f74963cde10f294c or call at 1-408-418-9388, access code 961 249 560, Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 4:00p.m. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link: Https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CPPublicomment2020.
Annual Action Plan Virtual Hearing: The public may log in to Webex the following link
https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=m245aee1e29e16b3c43500d94ec6e2a4d or call at 1-408-418-9388, access code 967 730 549, Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AnnualActionPlan2020.
Consolidated Plan Virtual Hearing: Residents of Brownsville may log in to Webex with the following link https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=m0bb60723769c3057177c2e695abdbc94 or call 1-408-18-9388, access code 964 402 736, Friday, May 15, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Conplanamendment2020.