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 estimated to be approximately $550,000. In addition to the entitlement grant, the City expects to receive $30,000 in program income and carry over approximately $150,000 from the prior program years. Activities funded under the 2020 Annual Action Plan will support the goals to preserve the existing affordable housing stock, eliminate conditions of slum and blight, support agencies providing services to vulnerable populations, provide quality services and facilities to the public, and effectively and proficiently administer the CDBG program. Proposed funding to activities may be increased or reduced based on the actual allocation, program income and/or carry-over funding.
The proposed 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan will be available for review and comment beginning Monday, February 17, 2020. Draft copies will be available at the Community Development Department, (115 E. Washington St.), City Clerk’s office (109 E. Olive St.), Bloomington Public Library (205 E. Olive St.), and on the City’s website (www.cityblm.org). Comments received by 4:30 pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 will be considered for final submission to HUD. Comments should be submitted in writing to the Office of Grants Administration at 115 E. Washington St., PO Box 3157, Bloomington, IL 61702-3157 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A public meeting will be held to solicit comments on the proposed Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department’s Hepperly Conference Room, 2nd floor of the Government Center, 115 E. Washington St., Bloomington. A public hearing will be held during the City Council meeting on Monday, March 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm, City Hall Council Chambers, 109 E. Olive St, Bloomington.
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 dates 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 email@example.com or 309-434-2342.