3/19/2021 - Proposed 2021-2022 CD Year 47 Annual Action Plan and Notice of Public Hearing.

PROPOSED 2021-2022 CD YEAR 47 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

A SUMMARY OF THE CITY OF WATERBURY CONSOLIDATED HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2021-2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN/ USE OF FUNDS AND NOTICE OF SECOND PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2021

 

The City of Waterbury has prepared the City's proposed CD YR 47 (2021-2022) Annual Action Plan.  Notice is hereby given that the Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) will hold a Public Hearing and public comment period for the proposed plan. This action is undertaken in compliance with federal regulations 24 CFR 91. The Action Plan delineates proposed activities to be funded under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

The CD YR 47 (2021-2022) Annual Action Plan identifies how this year’s funds will be used. On March 2, 2021, the City received its final allocations from HUD for FY 2021. It will receive: $2,202,825 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), $190,972 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and $896,277 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME).  Program income for 2021-2022 is anticipated to be $14,000 (CDBG) and $2,500 for HOME.  The proposed CD YR 47 ( 2021-2022)  Annual Plan is listed below.   

A thirty (30) day public comment period will commence on March 22, 2021, and will end April 23, 2021. Drafts of the proposed plan will be available for public review at the Silas Bronson Library, 267 Grand Street and the City Clerk’s Office, 235 Grand Street.  The Plan is also available on the City of Waterbury website: www.waterburyct.org.

Written comments regarding the draft plan may be submitted to the attention of Nancy Allen, Program Specialist, Community Development Office, City Hall, Room C-29 Waterbury, CT. 06702 nallen@waterburyct.org

Second Public Hearing: Notice is hereby given that the CAC will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 5:30 PM for the purpose of receiving public input on the proposed plan. Due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the limits on in-person meetings, this Public Hearing will be held virtually via ZOOM. In order to participate in the Public Hearing you must register at: http://alturl.com/banhe

The City will provide interpreters and assistance for non-English speaking, hearing-impaired or disabled residents upon receiving a request at least four (4) days prior to this hearing date. Contact Nancy Allen at 203-346-3810 ext. 7274 or at nallen@waterburyct.org.  All interested person(s) are encouraged to participate.

 

 

 

Proposed 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan:

Administration: $440,565 - Allocation of 20% CDBG funds to provide for program administration.

 

1. Social Service Programs

Boys & Girls Club (1037 East Main St.): $11,742 - Funds salaries after school enrichment program.

Catholic Charities (965 South Main St.): $5,174- Funds salaries, building facility, and case management.

Center for Human Development (690 East Main St.): $50,000Funds coordinators salary.

Community Partners in Action (77 Bishop St.): $52,500 - Funds case management other services for re-entry center.

Connecticut Legal Services (85 Central Ave.): $9,874 - Funds salaries for housing related legal services.

Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries (770 East Main St.): $50,848 - Funds food, supplies, utilities and salaries at soup kitchen and food pantry.

Hispanic Coalition (135 East Liberty St.): $11,174 - Funds salaries for Hispanic community case managers.

Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc. (267 Grand St.): $4,786 - Funds salaries and expenses of the literacy program.

Manufacturing Alliance Service Corp.(173 Interstate Lane): $51,350 – Funds teachers salaries and expenses for introduction to plasics program.

Safe Haven (29 Central Ave.): $8,917 - Funds utilities and insurance to support services for abused women/children.

Salvation Army (74 Central Ave.): $9,786 - Funds for emergency food pantry salaries and food.

Shakesperience Productions, Inc. (117 Bank St.): $8,000 - Funds acting intensive scholarship program.

Waterbury Senior Shuttle (83 Bank St.): $38,439 - Funds transportation costs for seniors.

Waterbury Youth Service Systems (83 Prospect St.): $8,917 - Funds truancy program salaries.

WOW-NRZ Association, Inc.  (308 Walnut St.): $8,917 - Funds operating expenses of community center.

2. Improvement Projects:

Economic Development-Brass City Harvest (329 Mill St.): $100,000 – Funds will be used to construct a storage shed, infrastructure upgrades, additional equipment and food safety technology.

Park Improvements – Hamilton Park (110 Hamilton Park Rd.): $741,481 – Funds will be used to convert the tennis court to volleyball courts; reconstruct the basketball courts and provide lighting and security improvements. Program Income of $14,000 if realized will be added also.

Park Improvements – Library Park (267 Grand St.): $400,000 – Funds will be used to reconstruct the parking lot to include more ADA compliance; pavement raising; sidewalks; drainage, signage.

Police Activity League of Waterbury (58 Griggs St.): $181,000 - Funds will be used to install new entrances including doors; roof canopies and windows to the PAL Learning Center.

Neighborhood Facilities – New Opportunities, Inc. (232 North Elm St.): $9,355- Funds will be used for security upgrades including  main entrance door;access control entry system and redesign of parking area.

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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG):

Administration: $14,323 - Allocation of 7.5% of ESG funds for program administration.

Safe Haven (29 Central Ave.): $20,756 – Funds shelter operations for victims of domestic violence.

Salvation Army (74 Central Ave.): $49,236 - $10,000 to fund shelter operations; $28,586 to fund salaries and direct financial assistance related to homelessness prevention services; $10,650 to fund salaries and direct financial assistance related to rapid re-housing services.

St. Vincent DePaul (114 Benedict St.): $106,657 - $83,827 to fund shelter operations; $22,830 for direct financial assistance related to rapid re-housing services.

 

HOME Program: $896,277 - Funds will benefit low and moderate households, targeted as determined by the City. 10% ($89,627) will be used for administration and 15% ($134,442) will be used for CHDO housing development. $672,208 will be used for housing activities. An estimated $2,500 in program income will be put back into the program.