CDBG First Public Hearing

Notice is hereby given that the Mifflin County Commissioners plan to submit an application to the Pennsylvania Department of

Community and Economic Development (DCED) for Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. The County has not

been informed as to the amount of its FFY 2021 allocation nor the deadline to submit its funding request to DCED, but anticipates it

will be eligible to apply for and receive approximately $231,000, with the application to be submitted in the fall of 2021. The County

will also include in its application CDBG funds estimated at $92,000 on behalf of Brown Township, $127,000 on behalf of Derry

Township, $103,000 on behalf of Granville Township, and $137,000 on behalf of Lewistown Borough. The County will consider applying

for Competitive CDBG funds for municipalities and projects that meet all of the competitive program criteria set forth by DCED.

Applications must be a minimum of $100,000 with no set maximum limit. The application deadline for the competitive CDBG program

has not been announced.

The first of two required public hearings regarding Mifflin County and on behalf of Brown, Derry and Granville Townships, and

Lewistown Borough FFY 2021 CDBG program will be held in person at each municipality as follows:

Mifflin County May 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Mifflin County Courthouse

Meeting Room A

20 North Wayne Street

Lewistown, PA 17044

County applicants are required to

attend a mandatory meeting with the

Mifflin County Planning Commission

to present their proposed project.

June 24, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.

Brown Township June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Brown Township Municipal Building

22 Brown Township Drive

Reedsville, PA 17084

Derry Township June 7, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Derry Township Municipal Building

73 Reserve Lane

Lewistown, PA 17044

Granville Township June 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. Granville Township Municipal

Building

100 Helen Street

Lewistown, PA 17044

Lewistown Borough June 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. Lewistown Borough Municipal

Building

2 East Third Street

Lewistown, PA 17044

These hearings are accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with limited English proficiency. If you wish to attend

and require special accommodations, please notify the Mifflin County Planning and Development Department by 1:00 p.m. the day of

the hearing at (717) 242-0887 or via e-mail at [email protected] Masks should be worn as per CDC guidelines.

Items to be discussed include a brief summary of the CDBG program in general, a review of the current Three Year Plan, the needs of

the County, Brown Township, Derry Township, Granville Township and Lewistown Borough which could potentially be addressed with

CDBG funds, and the performance under previously funded CDBG program years.

The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under the CDBG Program: water and sewer line replacement and

improvements; housing rehabilitation; construction of affordable housing; construction/reconstruction of public/community facilities;

public services that are new or provide quantifiable increases in the delivery of services; street improvements; removal of architectural

barriers; code enforcement; economic development; acquisition and relocation; clearance and demolition; and program

administration.

Eligible activities must meet one of three national objectives: principally benefit low-to-moderate income persons, prevention or

elimination of slums or blight, meet a need having a particular urgency. At least 70% of the available funding must be used for activities

which benefit low and moderate income persons. The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% low-moderate income persons in

the service area to qualify as a low-moderate income project.

If the applicant would undertake activities that result in the displacement of families or individuals, then the applicant is responsible

for replacing all low and moderate income housing units that may be demolished or converted as a result of the use of CDBG funds.

No displacement is anticipated and every effort will be made to avoid or minimize displacement and relocation.

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the public hearing and/or

to present written comments concerning the needs of Mifflin County and proposed CDBG program activities, the prior use of CDBG

funds, as well as the CDBG program in general. Comments may be submitted to the Mifflin County Planning and Development

Department at the address listed above by June 24, 2021 by 4:00 p.m.
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