Public Hearing Set for June 4th on CDBG Application on Community Development and Housing Needs

Last Updated on Jun 1, 2020 at 5:18pm | Garrett County Economic Development

The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County, Maryland, will conduct a Public Hearing to obtain the views of citizens on community development and housing needs to be considered for submission on an application to the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for funds awarded through the federal CARES Act.  Funds must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus.
 
Citizens will have the opportunity to comment on proposed projects that include rental assistance and person care for older adults as well as other needs. Applications for project(s) proposed for submission to the CDBG Program requesting funding must be submitted to DHCD by June 12, 2020.  The hearing will be held on June 4, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Due to COVID-19, rather than meeting in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, the public meeting and hearing will be Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com/garrettcountygovernment/   Application draft(s) will be available for public review Monday, June 1, 2020 through Monday, June 8, 2020 accessed online at https://www.garrettcounty.org/economic-development/fileshare/md-cdbg-homeless-covid-19  entering the username:  Homeless    password: COVID-19
 
The Maryland Community Development Block Grant Program is a federally sponsored program designed to assist units of general local government with activities directed toward neighborhood and housing revitalization, economic development, improved community facilities and services, and homeless initiatives.  Maryland's Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Community Development.
 
The Maryland CDBG Program reflects the State's economic and community development priorities and provides public funds for activities which meet one of the following national objectives, in accordance with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended that:

(1)    benefit persons and households of low and moderate income;
(2)    aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight;
(3)    meet other community development needs of an urgent nature, or that are an immediate threat to community health and welfare.
 
 
The hearing will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. and Live Streamed at https://www.facebook.com.garrettcountygoverment/.
 
Application drafts will be available online for public review from Monday, June 1, 2020, through Monday, June 8, 2020, at: 
 
User Name: Homeless
Password: COVID-19