The Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) is a federally funded program administered by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program allows local governments to improve housing conditions, infrastructure, and expand economic opportunities for low-income people. The City of Punta Gorda receives funding on an annual basis as an entitlement community and first received funding in 1994. The dollars are used to fund various non-profit organizations that provide services to the community.  They are also used for sidewalk, street tree and street lighting projects to improve neighborhood stability and quality of life.

CITY OF PUNTA GORDA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 30-DAY COMMENT PERIOD

AMENDED FY2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

AND

AMENDED FY2016 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

 

The City of Punta Gorda will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 9:00AM, or as soon thereafter for the consideration and Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 9:00AM, or as soon thereafter, for the adoption of the Substantial Amendment to the FY2015 and FY 2016 Annual Action Plan for the following project:

Cancellation of FY2015 Community Various Activities/Programs

  1. Various activities received $46,750 of CDBG funds in the FY2015 Action Plan. The activities are to be canceled for this fiscal year due to delays and/or inactivity in the program.  

Amendment to FY2015 Infrastructure Improvements

  1. Funding Change: Transfer of the CDBG funds originally allocated to the Community Garden in the amount of $46,750 will be used to add/repair sidewalks within the Trabue Woods Neighborhood.

     

FY 2015 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

PROPOSED PROJECT

Project Cost

Community Garden

$45,000

SW FL Microenterprise Institute & Mobil Job-link bus

$ 1,750

Infrastructure Improvements (sidewalks)

$46,750

Cancellation of FY2016 Community Various Activities/Programs

  1. Various activities received $44,000 of CDBG funds in the FY2016 Action Plan. The activities are to be canceled for this fiscal year due to delays and/or inactivity in the program.  

Amendment to FY2016 Infrastructure Improvements

  1. Funding Change: Transfer of the CDBG funds originally allocated to the Community Garden in the amount of $44,000 will be used to add/repair sidewalks within the Trabue Woods Neighborhood

FY 2016 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

PROPOSED PROJECT

Project Cost

Garden & Fresh Market

$30,000

Job Training

$3,500

Meal Program Assistance

$1,000

Credit Repair Counseling

$1,000

Community Clean-up

$1,000

Veterans Bike Shelter

$7,500

Infrastructure Improvements (sidewalks)

$44,000

 

The public and interested parties are invited to review and comment on the proposed Substantial Amendment.  The comment period will be from July 28, 2017 through August 28, 2017.  All comments must be received no later than 4:30 PM on August 28, 2017.  All comments received will be considered.  A summary of all comments received will be listed as an appendix in the final Substantial Amendment.  Public comments may be submitted in writing to the City of Punta Gorda, Urban Design Division, 326 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950 (via mail or in person) or by email urbandesign@pgorda.us

Said hearings will be held in City Council Chambers at 326 West Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950.   Any persons desiring to be heard on this matter may appear at the above time and place.

Persons wishing to receive a copy of the Substantial Amendment or to review the plan in an alternative format should contact City of Punta Gorda Urban Design at 941-575-3372. 

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Florida Statute 286.26, the location of this public hearing is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you are a person with disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Interpreters for the hearing impaired (TTY 941-575-5013) or non-English speaking citizens and any other special accommodations can be requested by contacting the Human Resources Manager/Non-Discrimination Coordinator whose address is 326 W. Marion Avenue, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, whose telephone number is (941) 575-3308, and whose email address is humres@pgorda.us, at least two (2) calendars days prior to the meeting.

 

View the Amended Plan(s):

2015 CDBG CONSOLIDATED AND ACTION PLAN - AMENDED

2016 CDBG ACTION PLAN-AMENDED

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