PUBLIC NOTICE OF HEARING
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PY2022
The City of Opelika announces anticipated funding under the CDBG Program Year 2022 an estimated $289,425 of Federal grant funds for activities benefiting low-to moderate income persons through housing rehousing services, neighborhood revitalization, public services, and working with community groups and non-profits. The programs and projects are funded by the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The Program Year begins October 1, 2023 and ends September 30, 2024.
The City of Opelika will hold a public hearing at 4:00pm on Monday, June 19, 2023 at the Municipal Meeting Room, 300 MLK Boulevard, for citizen input and questions concerning PY2023 Action Plan activities which is currently in progress. For each year of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, an Annual Action Plan must be developed to identify programs and projects that the City intends to accomplish.
The 2023 Action Plan portion of the Consolidated Plan details the programs and projects that are proposed for funding. Supposing continued funding of present operations (with adjustments based on funding fluctuation) the below potential activities have been identified:
Emergency Home Repair $118,178
Home Ownership $ 50,000
Utility Assistance $ 18,105
The Community Market $ 22,320
Domestic Violence Intervention Center $ 3,000
Opelika Main Street $ 20,000
Administration $ 57,900
Grant Total $289,503
This Public Hearing will also include proposed Amendments to the CDBG Annual Action Plan for PY2021 and CDBG-CV funding for PY2019. The proposed amendments will include reallocation of $92,934.58 from PY2021 and $10,000 from PY2019 to the PY2022 budget.
Public participation and comments are invited either in writing or in person. A draft and proposed version of the Plan is available for review at the Opelika Public Library at 1100 Glenn St., City Hall at 204 S. 7th St., or the Public Works Facility at 700 Fox Trail beginning Friday, June 9, 2023. Comments and concerns can be forwarded to the address below and must be received by the department no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, July 12, 2023.
Public Comment Point of Contact:
Community Development Administrator
City of Opelika Public Works
700 Fox Trail
Opelika, AL 36801
If special accommodations are needed to participate at the hearing by persons with disabilities, please call the City’s ADA Coordinator at 334-705-2083 at least forty-eight hours in advance.