Public Hearing: Selinsgrove Borough FFY 2021 Community Development Block Grant First Public Hearing

POST DATE:  May 24 – June 7, 2021
CONTACT PERSON:  Shannon Rudy, (570) 524-4491

FFY 2021

The Snyder County Commissioners, on behalf of Selinsgrove Borough, plan to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.  For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2021, Selinsgrove Borough will be allocated an estimated $109,574.

A Public Hearing will be held on June 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM at the Selinsgrove Borough Building, virtually at Phone 1-301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 976 0544 6487, Passcode: 460292, to discuss the CDBG program, receive public input into proposed activities and/or proposals for new activities. Interested applicants should contact the Selinsgrove Borough Council as soon as possible for funding consideration, but in no case later than June 7, 2021. Participants wishing to attend Selinsgrove Borough’s First Public Hearing are required to pre-register with Lauren Martz, Selinsgrove Borough Manager, at 570-374-2311 ext. 113, no later than 4:30 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021.

Proposed project activities must meet one or more of three objectives:  benefit low- and moderate-income persons; prevent or eliminate slums or blight; and/or alleviate immediate threats to the health and safety of the community. Housing, community and/or economic development activities are eligible; examples include housing rehab, demolition or improvement of blighted property and public works projects. A list of eligible activities can be found in Section 105(s) of the Housing and Community Development Act (P.L. 93-383), as amended.

The Selinsgrove Borough Council will commit not less than 70% of the total funds after administration costs, to projects which principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons (LMI).  They encourage public comment on possible projects including environmental impacts, the Selinsgrove Borough’s Three-Year Community Development Plan, as well as current or past CDGB projects.

No displacement is anticipated, and every effort will be made to avoid or minimize displacement and relocation.  Should displacement be required, the applicant is responsible for replacing all low- and moderate-income housing units that are demolished or converted.  At this hearing, the Selinsgrove Borough Council will disclose the types and levels of assistance that it would make available if persons were to be displaced by CDBG-funded activities.

Snyder County does not discriminate in access to, participation in, or treatment or employment in its federally funded programs or services. In the event the public believes that discrimination, denied accessibility, or denied equal opportunity has occurred, the Snyder County Section 504 officer Anthony Phillips may be reached at 570-837-4208.

Technical assistance will be provided upon request to any groups or persons, especially LMI persons or their representatives, when developing proposals intending to use CDBG funds.  The Selinsgrove Borough Council will strive to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons.  If you have a disability or limited English proficiency and require an auxiliary aid or accommodations, please contact ASSISTANT at SEDA-COG, 1-800-332-6701, 1-800-654-5984 TTY, 1-800-654-5988 TDD to discuss your needs.  Translators will be available upon request.

Any complaints should be written and submitted to Shannon Rudy,, at SEDA-COG. Written responses will be addressed within 15 working days when practicable.

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