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NOTICE OF OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION TO FAIRFAX COUNTY PROPOSED CONSOLIDATED PLAN ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2013 REGARDING THE FUNDING AND ACTIVITIES UNDER FY 2013 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS FUNDING

 

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:

The purpose of this notice is to provide an opportunity for public comment on supplemental information to the Proposed Fairfax County Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2013 under the FY 2013 Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program. The Emergency Solutions Grants program is an entitlement program replacing the old Emergency Shelter Grant under the federal HEARTH Act, which was signed into law in May 2009.  Full implementation of the new ESG program will begin in FY 2013.  Under HEARTH, there is greater emphasis on using funding to prevent homelessness and to rapidly re-house persons and families who become homeless. 

The Consolidated Plan, as required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,  identifies Fairfax County’s overall needs for affordable and supportive housing, for homeless shelters and services, for community and economic development, and for building public and private partnerships.  The supplemental information regarding the use of ESG funds is consistent with the ESG information already included in the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2013.

 

PROPOSED SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

 

Use of FY 2013 ESG Funds:

Fairfax County is expected to be awarded $469,222under the federal allocation of ESG funds for FY 2013.  Consistent with the goals of the Fairfax-Falls Church Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness,the full FY 2013 allocation of ESG funds is proposed to be used to support prevention and rapid re-housing activities through housing relocation and stabilization services provided by community case managers contracted through several nonprofit organizations. 

  • Approximately $328,455 (70%) will be allocated for Prevention Services, and
  • Approximately $140,767 (30%) will be allocated for Rapid Re-Housing Services.

 

Contents of Supplemental Information:

The supplemental information available for review contains the following contents: Summary of Consultation Process; Summary of Citizen Participation Process; Information on required Match; Proposed Activities and Overall Budget; Written Standards for the Provision of ESG Assistance; Description of the process for making Sub-Awards; Plan for consultation with homeless or formerly homeless individuals regarding ESG-funded facilities, services, or other assistance; Performance Standards for evaluating ESG activities; and Certifications.                                                                                                                                 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Copies of the supplemental information will be available for review on Friday, March 23, online at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/rha/esg_proposed_fy_13_supplemental_info.pdf, at http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless and at the Citizen Information Desk located on the lobby level of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Virginia 22035.  Copies may also be obtained at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 or 8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 527, Alexandria, Virginia, 22309.  All of the above mentioned locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.

For additional information or to submit comments, please contact the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, Attention:  Stephen Knippler, Senior Program Manager, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-6039, or call 703-246-5170, TTY: 703-385-3578, or send an e-mail to: stephen.knippler@fairfaxcounty.gov, TTY: 703-385-3578). Written comments should be received at the above Pender Drive building address or e-mail address by 12 p.m. April 23, 2012.  At its regular meeting on May 1, 2012, the Board of Supervisors will take action on the Proposed Consolidate Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2013, including use of ESG funds, for submission to HUD by May 15, 2012.

 

Fairfax County is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in all County programs, services and activities and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request. To request special accommodations call 703-246-5101 or TTY 703-385-3578. Please allow 48 hours in order to make the necessary arrangements.

 

 

       
   
     
 

 


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