2012 Community Development Block Grant Program Annual Action Plan Available for Review
The City of Ashland anticipates an annual allocation of approximately $164,556 in Community Development Block Grant funds for Program Year 2012 (July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Following the recommendation of the Housing Commission, the City Council has identified that at total of $44,000 in available grant funds, is to be awarded to three projects: $14,000 to St. Vincent de Paul-Home Visitation Program for emergency rental and utility assistance, $10,000 to Maslow Project for outreach and case management for homeless youth enrolled in the Ashland School District, and $20,000 to Living Opportunities to remodel their ACES employment building. The balance of the funds is to be placed in reservation for the Ashland Emergency Food Bank to acquire the building which they currently lease, pending further fundraising efforts. The City Council has also approved an amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan for the use of Community Development Block Grant funds to allow for the funding of three projects in a given year. This is a change from the previously adopted policy of funding no more than two projects in a given year.
This document, the CDBG Action Plan for Program Year 2012, describes the project(s) that the City will undertake and the manner in which the project(s) are consistent with the priorities of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The plan shall be available for review on April 23rd and is available via the City’s website atwww.ashland.or.us/2012CDBGActionplan or in hard copy at the Department of Community Development at 51 Winburn Way.
Public Comment on the 2012 CDBG Action Plan and 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan amendment can be submitted any time prior to May 22, 2012 or be presented to the Ashland Housing Commission at a public hearing on the draft plan on April 25th at 4:30pm at 1175 East Main Street.
To submit electronic comments via email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org