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Salt Lake County Announces a 5-Day Public Comment Period for a Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Action Plan
Salt Lake County is accepting public comments from citizens and community organizations on the proposed use of a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds, as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, to be available to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. Activities will be undertaken as described in the mended 2019-2020 One Year Action Plan.
WHEN: Public Comment Period is Wednesday, June 3rd thru Monday, June 8th
WHERE: Please submit written comments to HCDPublicComment@slco.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also mail written comments to Salt Lake County Housing and Community Development, P.O. Box 144575, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575.
The County’s Citizen Participation Plan in accordance with the requirements of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, and HOME Investment Partnership Program, requires the public to typically be given 30 days to comment on a proposed Substantial Amendment. However, to provide additional flexibility to communities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and better assist individuals and families, including those experiencing homelessness infected with the virus or economically impacted by the virus, HUD determined that good cause was found to provide a regulatory waiver to 24 CFR 91.105(c)(2) and (k), 91.115(c)(2) and (i), in order to balance the need to respond quickly to the growing spread and effects of COVID-19 with the statutory requirement to provide reasonable notice and opportunity for citizens to comment on substantial amendments concerning the proposed uses of CDBG, HOME, HTF, HOPWA or ESG funds. The 30-day minimum for the required public comment period is waived for substantial amendments, provided that no less than 5 days are provided for public comments on each substantial amendment. Salt Lake County has determined that a 5-day period provides reasonable notice and opportunity to comment, and it will thereby reduce the public comment period to 5 days for substantial amendments deemed necessary to the Fiscal Year 2019 and/or Fiscal Year 2020 Action Plan.
- $1,487,703 of CBDG-CV funds will be used to support housing stability for low-to-moderate income residents of Salt Lake County whose housing has been threatened by the economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), and the associated administrative costs. Salt Lake County intends to fund public service activities including housing case management or related staffing costs, as necessary for agencies to have the capacities to administer various sources of rent payments or other assistance to prevent homelessness. Salt Lake County will also fund public services activities of up to three months of emergency assistance for basic services such as food or shelter, including payment for rent or utilities, when administered in conjunction with monthly housing case management.
- $ 751,093 of ESG-CV funds will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. Salt Lake County intends to utilize funds for the eligible components of Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention, including the activities of rental assistance, housing relocation and stabilization services, and administrative costs.
The updated Salt Lake County Citizen Participation Plan is also available here for reference.
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