NOTICE OF INTENT TO APPLY FOR GRANT FUNDING AND NOTICE OF FINAL PUBLIC HEARING

FFY 2021 MONROE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
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Notice is hereby given that the County of Monroe intends to make application to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PaDCED) for FFY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $700,248 to undertake housing and/or community development activities which will primarily benefit low-to-moderate income persons in various municipalities in Monroe County. The County is eligible to apply for the grant monies under the provisions of PA Act 179 of 1984.  The deadline to submit the application to the Pa DCED is October 28, 2021.

 

In accordance with the Act, the grant monies are to be disbursed to Monroe County and two (2) entitlement municipalities as follows:

 

$ 433,461 to Monroe County to benefit non-entitlement municipalities

$ 156,522 to East Stroudsburg Borough

$ 110,265 to Stroudsburg Borough

 

Based upon public needs hearings and municipal funding requests, all of which meet the “eligibility” and “fundability” requirements of the CDBG program and none of which will involve displacement or conversion of any housing units, it is proposed that the grant monies be used to undertake the following activities/projects:

 

Monroe County

$ 355,439 – Rehab-Single Unit Residential

$   78,022 – Program Administration

 

East Stroudsburg Borough

$ 128,349 – Street/Road Improvements

$   28,173 – Program Administration

 

Stroudsburg Borough

$   90,418 – Street/Road Improvements

$   19,847 – Program Administration

 

In accordance with CDBG citizen participation requirements, notice is also hereby given that the County of Monroe will hold a public hearing to obtain final comments on the proposed use of the CDBG funds.  A public hearing will be held Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 9:30AM in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room on the second floor at the County Administrative Center, One Quaker Plaza, Stroudsburg, PA 18360.

 

Those who are unable to attend the hearing, but would like to comment, may do so by contacting the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Monroe, 701 Main Street, Suite 502, Stroudsburg, PA 18360/ Phone:(570) 421-4300/ Fax:(570)-420-9414/ e-mail: exdirector@monroecountyrda.org. Comments will be accepted until 4:00 PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2021.

 

This hearing is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or persons with Limited English Proficiency.  If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the Monroe County Chief Clerk/Administrator at the Commissioner’s Office 72 hours in advance at (570) 517-3102.

 

Following the public hearing, the County Commissioners will at that time, consider passing a resolution approving the FFY 2021 CDBG application and its submission to the Pa DCED by October 28, 2021.

 

MONROE COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

                                                                                       ​Greg F. Christine, Chief Clerk/Administrator