NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
FY 2015 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) FUNDS
MIAMI COUNTY, OHIO
The Miami County Board of Commissioners intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) for funding under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, a federally funded program administered by the State of Ohio. The County is eligible for approximately $3 million of Fiscal Year 2015 CDBG funding, providing the County meets applicable program requirements. The first of two (or more) public hearings will be held on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 1:45 p.m. in the Commissioners' Hearing Room, Safety Building, 201 W. Main Street, Troy, Ohio to provide citizens with pertinent information about the CDBG Program including an explanation of eligible activities, program requirements and application deadlines. The CDBG Program can fund a broad range of activities, including economic development projects; street, water supply, drainage and sanitary sewer improvements; demolition of unsafe structures, rehabilitation of housing; public services; and improvements to neighborhood facilities. The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low and moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community.
The following CDBG programs are available to Miami County:
PROGRAM AVAILABLE FUNDS
1. Community Development
Allocation Program $112,000
2. Neighborhood Revitalization
3. Residential Public Infrastructure
4 . Economic Development
Public Infrastructure Program $500,000
5. Downtown Revitalization
6. Critical Infrastructure Program $300,000
7. Community Housing
Improvement Program $400,000
8. New Horizons Fair
Housing Program $30,000
9. Discretionary Grant Program $500,000
The primary focus of this first public hearing is to inform citizens about Miami County's FY 2015 Community Development Allocation Program, Community Housing Improvement Program, Critical Infrastructure Program, Downtown Revitalization Program, and Neighborhood Revitalization Program. A second public hearing will be held at a future announced date prior to the County's submittal of grant applications for the CDBG Community Development Allocation Program and any other Programs for which the County may apply. The State application deadline for the Community Housing Improvement Program is May 1, 2015. The State application deadline for the Community Development Allocation Program, Critical Infrastructure Program, Downtown Revitalization Program, and Neighborhood Revitalization Program applications is anticipated to be June 26, 2015.
Citizens are encouraged to attend this public hearing on Thursday, February 12, 2015 to provide their input on the County's CDBG Programs.
The Miami County Safety Building is a handicapped accessible facility. If a participant will need auxiliary aids (interpreter, braille or taped material, assistive listening devices, other) due to a disability, please contact Dan Suerdieck, Planning and Zoning Manager prior to Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at (937) 440-8121 in order to ensure that your needs will be accommodated.
By the Order of Miami County Board of Commissioners, John F. Evans, President