FY2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment

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PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF WILMINGTON

CDBG, ESG and HOPWA SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE FY2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN and CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN AND VIRTUAL PUBLIC HEARING for CARES ACT FUNDING

Notice is hereby given by that City of Wilmington will hold a virtual public hearing on May 11, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Due to the recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and the declaration of COVID-19 pandemic limiting gatherings of 10 or more a public hearing will be held on Zoom virtually to solicit citizen comments on the Substantial Amendment for CARES Act funding for CDBG and ESG and a revised Citizen Participation Plan.

The City will accept comments from the public via email at ajmatas@WilmingtonDE.gov as part of this public meeting and until May 12, 2020. The hearing will be recorded and posted to the City of Wilmington’s website. To facilitate participation by persons with special needs or non-English speaking persons, please contact ajmatas@WilmingtonDE.gov to make arrangements at least three business days prior to the hearing.

Visit this link for the Zoom meeting instructions.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of the additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) program funds that have been allocated through the CARES Act to address the needs of the community to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 and Mitigate Economic Impacts Caused by COVID-19. The City of Wilmington expects to receive an allocation of $1,304,175 in CDBG, $647,693 in ESG funding and $116,777 in HOPWA.

The City of Wilmington has also amended its Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which outlines the City’s responsibilities for obtaining citizen comment on the Consolidated Plan, Annual Plans, Plan Amendments, the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) and any Section 108 loan application should the City undertake one.

The City of Wilmington intends to submit the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about May 15, 2020. The City Council is expected to take action on Substantial Amendment on May 14, 2020.

La información será proporcionada en español a petición.

(Updated 05/18/2020)