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Notice #: 0001359619-01
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PUBLIC NOTICE COUNTY OF HAWAII DRAFT 2022 ACTION PLAN (AP) for 2020-2024 CONSOLIDATED PLAN (CP) WITH THE U.S DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) Pursuant to 24 CFR Part 91, the County of Hawaii’s Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has developed and published its draft 2022 Action Plan (AP) for the HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and is providing affected citizens an opportunity to examine its contents and to submit comments on the draft AP. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM The County of Hawaii anticipates that the County’s total 2022 CDBG allocation is $2,600,000.00. This amount is an approximation, and the County will proportionally adjust its proposed project funding levels by increasing or decreasing the actual project amounts to the actual funds received. In addition, the County also anticipates receiving $100,000.00 of additional program income from the Residential Emergency Repair for a total $2,700,000.00 of CDBG monies. To meet the County’s five (5) year CP, Priorities and Objectives, the following projects will be included in the 2022 Action Plan. 2022 CDBG Projects Amount Mental Health Kokua Kona Residential Housing Renovations $271,149.00 Mental Health Kokua Hilo Residential $650,000.00 Complex Housing Renovations West Hawaii Emergency Shelter and Facility $650,000.00 Energy Efficiency Improvements Hamakua Youth and Community Center Improvements Phase 1 $588,851.00 Administration, Planning&Fair Housing _____________________ $540,000.00 Total $2,700,000.00 The CDBG project amount for all projects may change to accommodate the actual amount of grant funds or program income received or if there are any cancelled project(s) or reprogramming of CDBG funds. In its efforts to expedite and timely implement its projects, the Public is advised that the County of Hawaii may utilize County funds for the West Hawaii Emergency Shelter and Facility Energy Efficiency Improvement project to incur pre-award cost under the CDBG program that will not exceed 25% of current CDBG allocation. This is in accordance with the CDBG regulations 24 CFR 570.200(h)(1), Reimbursement for pre-award costs. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD The draft 2022 AP will be available for public review and comment from February 10, 2022 to March 11, 2022 at the following locations, Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except on holidays and on the County of Hawaii’s OHCD Website: www.hawaiicounty.gov/office-of-housing/ Office of Housing and Community Office of Housing and Development (OHCD)-Kino’ole Plaza Community Development 1990 Kinoole Street, Ste 102 West Hawaii Civic Center Hilo, HI 96720 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy. Phone:(808)961-8379 Kailua-Kona, HI 96720 Phone:(808)323-4300 Persons, particularly those who are of low and moderate income, are encouraged to submit their comments regarding the activity or activities that are being proposed in their area. The OHCD will consider any comments and views expressed by citizens on the draft 2022 AP and may modify the plan if it deems appropriate. Citizens who wish to comment on the draft plan must submit their comments in writing or fax (808/961-8685) to the OHCD by March 11, 2022, in order for the Hawai’i County Housing Agency (HCHA), Finance Committee and Hawai’i County Council to consider them in their approval of the final 2022 AP. The Hawai’i County Housing Agency, Finance Committee and Hawai’i County Council will be meeting on April 5, 2022 and April 20, 2022 respectively. As required by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, a Plan to Minimize Displacement and the County’s Final Annual Community Assessment Report for its program year 2020 with HUD will also be available for public review at the OHCD in Hilo and Kailua-Kona. Office of Housing and Community Development County of Hawaii By: Susan K. Kunz Housing Administrator Mitchell D. Roth Mayor, County of Hawai’i (WHT1359619 2/9/22)