Notice of Public Comment Period/Public Hearing
City of Bloomington CDBG Program
Citizen Participation Plan
The City of Bloomington is proposing a new Citizen Participation Plan (CPP). The Citizen Participation Plan contains policies and procedures for public involvement and stakeholder consultation in the Consolidated Plan process and the use of CDBG funds.
A public hearing for the CPP will be held during the December 10, 2018 City Council meeting which begins at 6:00 pm in the City Hall Council Chambers, 109 E. Olive, Bloomington, IL.
The proposed CPP will be available for a 15-day public review/comment period beginning on Friday, November 23, 2018 at the Bloomington Public Library; in the Community Development Department, 115 E. Washington St., Suite 200; in the City Clerk’s Office, 109 E. Olive St.; and on the City’s website at www.cityblm.org. Electronic copies are available upon request. Please submit any comments in writing by 5:00 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018.
Participation of all residents, including non-English speaking and physically, visually or hearing-impaired individuals is encouraged. Individuals with impairments are asked to notify the Community Development Department office of their intent to participate at least five days prior to the public hearing so that appropriate accommodations can be arranged.
For more information contact Jennifer Toney, Grants Coordinator, Community Development Department, 115 E. Washington St, Suite 200, Bloomington; 309-434-2342; firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015-2019 Consolidated Plan
The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan consists of information required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It presents a plan for the use of Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to address housing and development needs in the Bloomington-Normal metropolitan area. The lead agency for the City of Bloomington's Consolidated Plan is the Department of Planning and Code Enforcement, Community Development Division.
The Plan covers the period from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2020. The City of Bloomington's Community Development program plan for the next five years is primarily to improve the economic, physical and housing environments for families and households with low or moderate income. Following are the priority community development needs for the next five years:
*Public improvements, public facilities, code enforcement, acquisition/demolition, rehabilitation and in fill new construction activities within the 2008 designated slum/blight boundary area or other qualified areas.
Based on the above identified needs, the City of Bloomington will continue to allocate Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Supportive Housing Program (SHP) and other U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development investments to support activities in the above identified categories for the five years of this plan.