Public Notices

PUBLIC NOTICE

CITY OF TRENTON, NEW JERSEY

SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO PRIOR YEAR FUNDS

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

 

April 18, 2022

 

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the Federal regulations at 24 CFR, Part 91 and the City of Trenton’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City of Trenton, NJ will conduct a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 5:30PM via Microsoft Teams. 

 

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Persons requiring language interpretation or accommodations for a disability or would like to receive the plan document in an alternative format or language should contact the Department at gadouglas@trentonnj.org or (609) 989-3521 (TDD Users: 7-1-1 NJ Relay Center) at least 48 hours before the hearing. La información será proporcionada en español a petición.

 

The public is invited to comment on the City of Trenton’s amendments to the 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2020 Annual Actions Plans. 

 

2015 & 2018 - The City will reallocate $468,316.19 in expiring 2015 CDBG funds to activities that can be expended and disbursed by the August 2022 deadline. The Carver Center Renovation project will be moved from 2015 to 2018 ($226,514.67). The Roebling WireWorks Center Renovation project will be moved from 2015 to 2018 ($241,801.52). The CDBG Demolition program is underway and scheduled to be expended and disburse before the expenditure deadline.  A portion of the expenses will be moved from 2018 to 2015 to expend undisbursed 2015 CDBG funds (468,316.19).

 

2019 - The City will reallocate $348,819.48 in 2019 CDBG funds from various unexpended activities to the FY22 Roads Improvement Project. 

 

The City will reallocate $939,754.10 in CDBG CARES Act funds from various unexpended activities to add two new activities to the FY2019 Annual Action Plan.   The new activities include Ongoing Coronavirus Recovery projects including job training, education and housing and credit counseling for residents financially impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic ($200,000) and a new activity to provide HVAC upgrades to public facilities to prevent the spread of Covid 19 ($639,755). Additionally, the city proposes to increase funding to the City of Trenton Health Clinic to continue testing and vaccination for low-income Trenton residents ($100,000). 

 

2020 - The City will reallocate $1,345,079.49 in 2020 CDBG funds from various unexpended activities to the FY22 Roads Improvement Project ($1,133,535.49) and the MLK Park Improvement Project ($211,544.00).  

 

A copy of the substantial amendments will be available for public inspection and review from April 18, 2022, to May 20, 2022 at www.trentonnj.org/fedpublicnotices . Interested persons are encouraged to express their views on the documents at the public hearing or in writing to gadouglas@trentonnj.org or mail to City of Trenton, Department of Housing & Economic Development, 319 East State Street, 3rd Floor, Trenton, NJ 08608. All comments received by May 20, 2022, will be considered.

 

The Trenton City Council will consider the amendment on June 2, 2022. 

 

 

By Authority of:

W. Reed Gusciora, Mayor

City of Trenton

319 East State Street

Trenton, NJ 08618

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF TRENTON, NEW JERSEY

FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN 

FOR

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG)

HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM (HOME)

EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM (ESG) 

 

Notice is hereby given that the City of Trenton, NJ (City) is currently preparing its FY 2022 Consolidated Annual Action Plan. The City will receive FY 2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and will conduct a public hearing to obtain input on how these funds can address needs within the City in FY 2022. 

 

The purpose of this public hearings is to: (1) Obtain the views and comments of individuals and organizations concerning the City’s housing and community development needs. The information gathered will be used in the preparation of the Consolidated Annual Action Plan submission for the FY 2022 Program Year. (2) Review the City’s Community Development Block Grant, HOME Investment Partnerships Programs, and Emergency Solutions Grant Program and provide an opportunity for the public to comment on program performance. (3) Summarize the Annual Action Plan process and obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and others interested in the housing and community development needs of the City.

 

In accordance with the Final Rule for consolidation of the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs, 24 CFR Part 91, et. al., the City will prepare an Annual Action Plan, which will be submitted to HUD on the earlier of July 15, 2022 or 60 days from the formal notification by HUD of the City’s annual FY 2022 funding allocations under these programs.

 

In accordance with the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City will hold a community development and housing needs hearing on May 18, 2022, at 5:30 PM. Due to the on-going COVID 19 pandemic, this meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams. 

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The City will also accept needs input from the public via email at gadouglas@trentonnj.org or in writing to the City of Trenton, 319 E. State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 Attn: CDBG Program as part of this public hearing. Persons requiring special accommodations to participate in the hearing can make arrangements by contacting the City of Trenton at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting: gadouglas@trentonnj.org, (609) 989-3521 or use 7-1-1 NJ Telecommunication Relay Center.  La información será proporcionada en español por petición.

 

The City expects to publish a summary of its proposed Annual Action Plan for FY 2022 on or before June 1, 2022 and a copy of the document will be placed on public display for a thirty (30) day review period from June 1st to July 1, 2022. A second public hearing will be duly advertised and conducted to present the proposed plan to the public. The City will consider comments on the proposed plan prior to adoption by the Trenton City Council and submission to HUD. Proper notice of the display date and subsequent public hearing will be properly advertised. 

 

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2, 2022