Henry County Community Development Block Grant
The waiting list for the Housing Rehabilitation Program will be temporarily closed effective Friday, November 1, 2013.
Combined Notice of Finding
COMBINED NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Henry County Board of Commissioners.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Henry County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the release of federal funds under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (Public Law 930383) as amended, to undertake the following projects:
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
- Project Name: City of Hampton – Caldwell Drive Stormwater Improvements
For the purpose of: Replacing stormwater drainage pipes, performing efficiency improvements to drainage channel, and providing additional protection from flooding. Estimated Cost: $176,800 (includes non-HUD funding sources) Project Location: Caldwell Drive, Hampton, GA 30228.
Henry County has determined that the projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file in the CDBG Program Office located in the Henry County Administration Building at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Henry County CDBG Program. Such written comments should be addressed to Shannan Buckner Sagnot, Henry County CDBG Program at the above referenced address on or before Tuesday, December 10, 2013. Comments may also be submitted via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by Tuesday, December 10, 2013 will be considered by Henry County CDBG Program prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
Henry County certifies to HUD that Tommy N. Smith in his capacity as Chairman of the Henry County Board of Commissioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Henry County Board of Commissioners to use Program funds.
HUD will accept objections to Henry County’s Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of Henry County; (b) Henry County has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) Henry County has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study according to Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; (e) another Federal agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58) and shall be addressed to Environmental Objections, care of Mary Presley, Georgia CPD Director, US Department of Housing and Urban Development, 40 Marietta Street, Atlanta GA 30303. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Tommy N. Smith, Chairman
Henry County Board of Commissioners
Combined Notice Of Finding
Community Needs Assessment Survey
Henry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program announce the publication of proposed amendments of the Henry County Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans as part of the FY 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan of Community and Housing Development objectives and proposed use of funds for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
Henry County proposes that the federal fiscal year 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans be amended, in accordance with its Citizen Participation Plan and the regulations governing the CDBG Program. The amendments listed herein are proposed for public review and comment. A thirty (30) day public comment period shall be in effect from Friday, November 1 thru Monday, December 2, 2013. Any comments on the proposed amendments must be received in writing by 5:00 pm Monday, December 2, 2013, at the address listed below:
Henry County Board of Commissioners
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Office
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Residents are encouraged to attend and participate in the public hearings to assist the County in finalizing its amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans. Comments received by the CDBG Program Office prior to the public hearings will be provided to the Henry County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Commissioners will hold two public hearings. The first public hearing will be held on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 starting at 6:30 pm. The second public hearing at which the Board of Commissioners will consider approval of the amendments will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 starting at 9:00 am.
The public hearings will be held in the Community Room of the Henry County Administration Building, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, Georgia, 30253. The building is handicap accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County Government Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525). The County TDD number is (770) 288-6819.
For residents unable to attend and participate in the public hearings, written comments on the proposed amendments to the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plans may be submitted to the above address.
Copies of the 2012 and 2013 Annual Action Plan proposed amendments are available for review at the following locations:
- Henry County Administration Building - 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
- Heritage Senior Center - 1050 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
- Hidden Valley Senior Center - 600 Spraggins Memorial Parkway, Stockbridge, GA 30281
- Fairview Recreation Center - 35 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
- J.P. Moseley Recreation Center - 1041 Miller's Mill Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
- Locust Grove Recreation Center - 10 Cleveland Street, Locust Grove, GA 30248
- McDonough Public Library - 1001 Florence McGarity Boulevard, McDonough, GA 30252
- Fairview Public Library - 28 Austin Road, Stockbridge, GA 30281
- Fortson (Hampton) Public Library - 61 McDonough Road, Hampton, GA 30228
- Cochran (Stockbridge) Public Library - 174 Burke Street, Stockbridge, GA 30281
- McDonough City Hall - 136 Keys Ferry Street, McDonough, GA 30253
- Locust Grove City Hall - 3644 Highway 42, Locust Grove, GA 30248
- Hampton City Hall - 17 East Main Street S., Hampton, GA 30228
- Stockbridge City Hall - 4640 North Henry Boulevard, Stockbridge, GA 30281
Henry County Web site: www.co.henry.ga.us/CDBG/
Fiscal Year 2012 Annual Action Plan Amendments
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||Henry County – Public Infrastructure A Friend’s House paving of parking lot
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A Friend’s House paving of parking lot
Fiscal Year 2013 Annual Action Plan Amendments
|Henry County / Municipalities – Public Facilities and Infrastructure Improvements
||Henry County – Public Infrastructure A Friend’s House paving of parking lot
FY2013 Annual Action Plan
What is the Community Development Block Grant Program?
The primary goal of CDBG is to develop and strengthen viable urban communities by providing decent housing and suitable living environments principally for low- and moderate-income persons and/or households.
CDBG-funded projects and services must meet one of the Programs’ National Objectives:
- Provide a benefit to low/moderate income persons.
- Eliminate or prevent slums and blight.
- Meet an urgent community need of recent origin that threatens the health or welfare of residents.
The following are considered eligible CDBG activities:
- PUBLIC SERVICES
- Senior Services
- Handicapped Access
- Youth Services
- Health Services
- PUBLIC INFRASTUCTURE
- Sidewalk Improvements
- Waterline Improvements
- Street Improvements
- Sewer Improvements
- Drainage Improvements
- PUBLIC FACILITIES
- Senior Center
- Youth Centers
- Neighborhood Facilities
- Child Care Facilities
- Historic Preservation
- Parks & Recreation Facilities
- Health Facilities
- Parking Facilities
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
- Job Creation & Retention
- Business Improvements
- Housing Rehabilitation
- Affordable Housing
- Rental Assistance
- Down Payment Assistance
- Rental Rehabilitation
- Emergency Shelter
The following activities may Not be assisted with CDBG funds:
- Buildings (or portions thereof) utilized for the General Conduct of Government (unless the proposed activity is related to ADA compliance being the removal of material or architectural barriers that limit the accessibility of elderly persons or adults with severe disabilities (§570.208(a)(2(ii));
- General Government Expenses - required to carry out the regular responsibilities of general local government; and
- Political Activities - the use of CDBG funds to finance facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidates’ forums, voter transportation, or voter registration is not eligible.
The following activities will generally Not be assisted with CDBG funds:
- Purchase of Equipment - for example, construction, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings and other personal property not an integral structural fixture is generally ineligible;
- Operating and Maintenance Expenses – any expense associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services in ineligible. Examples of ineligible operating and maintenance include: the maintenance and repair of publically owned streets (filling of pot holes in streets, repairing of cracks in sidewalks, replacement of expended street light bulbs), parks (the mowing of recreational areas), water and sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities, senior centers, centers for persons with disabilities;
- Payment of staff salaries, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities;
- New Housing Construction – the construction of new permanent residential structures or for any program to subsidize or assist such new construction is ineligible except:
- When carried out by an entity pursuant to §570.204(a)
- Income payments – any series of subsistence - type grant payments, such as Housing allowances, food, clothing or utilities.