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Posted on: June 12, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Town accepting comments on amendment to 2019 CDBG Action Plan

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The Town of Christiansburg has been allocated additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding under the CARES Act. These funds are intended to assist the Town of Christiansburg to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus, through activities that support Low and Moderate Income (LMI) individuals and families. A proposed substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan includes plans for the expenditure of these funds.

Ways to comment on the Town of Christiansburg 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment:

  • Provide any questions, comments, or suggestions by mailing the Town Manager’s Office, Town of Christiansburg, 100 E. Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073-3029, by e-mailing or by phone at (540) 382-6120 x 1130. Comments will be received until 5 p.m. on June 23, 2020.
  • Attend an electronic/Zoom public meeting on June 18, 2020 between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. Please contact Town staff using the contact information above for information on joining the call.
  • Speak at the Christiansburg Town Council Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Council Room, Christiansburg Town Hall, 100 E. Main Street (click here for details on electronic participation). Town Council will consider the adoption of the Substantial Amendment.

In accordance with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, temporarily waived certain requirements to allow for revisions to the citizen participation process for the approval of substantial amendments to the Annual Action Plan the need to expedite actions to respond to COVID-19 including:

  • Expedited procedures must include notice and reasonable opportunity to comment of no less than 5 days. The 5-day period can run concurrently for comment on the consolidated and action plan amendments and amended citizen participation plans;
  • In-person hearings are not required. Grantees may meet public hearing requirements with virtual public hearings if: 1) national/local health authorities recommend social distancing and limiting public gatherings for public health reasons; and 2) virtual hearings provide reasonable notification and access for citizens in accordance with the grantee’s certifications, timely responses from local officials to all citizen questions and issues, and public access to all questions and accommodation for persons with disabilities and non-English speaking residents will be provided upon request.

For more information on the Community Development Block Grant, click here.

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