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Comment Period and Public Hearing

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan

As an Entitlement Community receiving annual grants on a formula basis from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the City of Bloomington is required to develop and adopt a five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan detailing the goals for and use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to benefit the community. The 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan summarizes all public and stakeholder input collected over the past months and details priorities and objectives for spending over the next five years (May 1, 2020 through April 30, 2025). The 2020 Annual Action Plan describes CDBG-funded projects and activities proposed for the period between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, the 1st year of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan and Action Plan were prepared in accordance with regulations established by HUD for CDBG Entitlement Communities.

The City’s annual entitlement grant for Program Year 2020 is $559,514. In addition to the entitlement grant, the City expects to receive $30,000 in program income and carry over approximately $275,000 from the prior program year. The City will receive $329,114 in CDBG-CV through the CARES Act to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Activities funded under the 2020 Annual Action Plan will support goal to preserve the existing affordable housing stock ($252,850), eliminate of conditions of slum and blight ($180,000), support agencies providing services to vulnerable populations ($84,744), provide quality services and facilities to the public ($190,000), effectively and proficiently administer the CDBG program ($66,000) and respond to COVID-19 ($329,114).  Proposed funding to activities may be increased or reduced based on the actual program income and/or carry-over funding. 

The proposed 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan will be available for review on May 22, 2020.  The City will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 26th at 6:00 pm.  This meeting will be held virtually at  https://www.cityblm.org/live. To testify live in the public hearing or provide live public comment you must register at  https://www.cityblm.org/register. Email public comment to publiccomment@cityblm.org. Emails and registrations required at least 15 min prior to the start of the meeting. For questions, contact the City Clerk Dept at  cityclerk@cityblm.org. or by calling 309-434-2240, TTY 309-829-5115.

Draft plans will be available on the City’s website (www.cityblm.org) and at the exterior ticket window at Grossinger Motors Arena (Front St. and Madison St.) from 7:30 -4:30 Monday – Friday.  A limited number of printed copies will be made available upon request.  Written comments outside of the public hearing will be accepted May 27th through June 1st.  All comments will be considered before final submission to HUD.  Comments outside of the public hearing should be submitted in writing to the Office of Grants Administration at 115 E. Washington St., PO Box 3157, Bloomington, IL 61702-3157 or jtoney@cityblm.org.

Participation of all residents, including but not limited to non-English speaking and physically, visually and hearing impaired individuals, is strongly encouraged.  Individuals with impairments are asked to provide a minimum of 3-days notification prior to the above public hearing date so that appropriate accommodations can be made. 

Click here to view the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan.

Click here to review the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan funding priority areas. 

Citizen Participation Plan

The City's Citizen Participation Plan, adopted in November 2018, contains the policies and procedures for meaningful stakeholder consultation and public engagement in the planning and implementation of all Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs.  The 2018 Citizen Participation Plan is a joint venture with the Town of Normal and McLean County Regional Planning Commission.  

Click here to review the 2018 Citizen Participation Plan.

 

 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan

The 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan was adopted by the City of Bloomington on March 23, 2015. The Plan covers the five year grant award period from May 1, 2015 through April 30, 2020.  Throughout the Plan period, the City has supported a wide variety of activities including but not limited to public services, housing rehabilitation, infrastructure improvements, park development and public facility enhancements,  Activities have been selected to improve the economic, physical and housing environments for families and households with low or moderate income.

Click here to view the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.  

 

For questions related to the above plans, please contact Jennifer Toney at jtoney@cityblm.org or 309-434-2342.

 

 

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