The Citizen Participation Plan
With this new allocation of funds comes the necessity to revise the recently approved 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan (and incorporated 2020-2021 Action Plan) to reflect the budgeting and programming of these new funds and submit to HUD. Additionally, the Town must amend its Citizen Participation Plan to allow for the ability to hold public hearings virtually, given social distancing requirements, and to shorten public comment periods related to the use of CDBG-CV funds to as short as five days, per HUD’s CARES Act guidelines and their emphasis on proper, expeditious use of these funds. All activities undertaken or supported with CDBG funds must be approved by the Normal Town Council and, ultimately, HUD.
The proposed Amended Citizen Participation Plan is available here or by clicking on the heading above or the labelled image to the right. The section of the plan detailing the proposed CARES Act Amendment and COVID-19-related procedures is on page 8.