Opening of Public Comment Period: Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS:
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors will consider the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014. The Consolidated Community Funding Advisory Committee (CCFAC), the citizen advisory group that oversees the preparation of the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014, has released the Proposed Plan for public comment. The FY 2014 Action Plan covers the fourth year of the County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan for Fiscal Years 2011-2015. The Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 identifies the proposed use of funds for four federal programs with an estimated amount of $6.7 million: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG - $4,414,224), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME - $1,418,376), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG - $469,222), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA - $438,386). The funding levels used for CDBG, HOME, and ESG are based on funding levels of FY 2013 until formal notification from HUD of actual grant levels. Funding for the HOPWA program is estimated at the FY 2012 expenditure level. It is estimated that there will be approximately $350,000 in CDBG program income and HOME program income of $281,456.
The Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 also includes the second year of the two-year funding cycle for the Consolidated Community Funding Pool (CCFP) for FY 2013-2014. It identifies funding (an estimated $11.6 million in federal, state, and local funds, which includes $1.8 million of CDBG funds) to be made available to nonprofit organizations for community-based programs that are recommended for awards. The awards are based on the recommendations from the Selection Advisory Committee appointed to review the proposals received through the competitive CCFP solicitation process for FY 2013-2014. However, final awards for FY 2014 are subject to appropriations by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, to be decided through the County budget approval process in April 2013.
In addition, the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 identifies: (1) various public and private resources available for housing and community development activities; (2) the goals and objectives for the Five-Year Consolidated Plan; and (3) the FY 2013-2014 CCFP funding priorities.
Citizens are invited to express their views on housing, community development, fair housing, homelessness and community service needs in Fairfax County, as well as comment on Fairfax County’s community development performance. The public is encouraged to provide information concerning changes in housing and community service trends since the last Board public hearing on the Consolidated Plan in March 2012.
Copies of the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 are available for review online, at the Citizen Information Desk located on the lobby level of the Fairfax County Government Center, and at the information desk of all branches of the Fairfax County Public Library system. Copies may be obtained at the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Suite 300, Fairfax, Virginia 22030. All of the above mentioned locations are accessible to persons with disabilities.
Citizens wishing to comment on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 may do so by writing to the attention of David Jones, Senior Program Manager, at the Department of Housing and Community Development, 3700 Pender Drive, Fairfax, Virginia 22030, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for receipt of written comments on the Proposed One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014 will be 4 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2013. For additional information on the Proposed Consolidated Plan One-Year Action Plan for FY 2014, contact the Department of Housing and Community Development at 703-246-5170, TTY: 703-385-3578. EHO/EEO
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