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Henry County Commissioners to Allocate Nearly $1M in CDBG Funds

Hearings Scheduled to Garner Public Input

On May 31, the Henry County Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program announced the release of the draft federal fiscal year 2013 Annual Action Plan as part of the fiscal year 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan.  Since the release of the draft plan, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has published its Community Planning and Development Program Formula Allocations for FY 2013.  As a result of this publication, the county has amended its CDBG funding proposals to reflect HUD’s formula allocation for Henry County.     

The 2013 allocation is $971,360, about $121,000 more than in 2012.  The draft Annual Action Plan establishes the proposed use of these funds for the FY 2013 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  The proposed activities include the funding of Public Services, Housing Rehabilitation, Public Facilities and Infrastructure Improvements and Program Administration.

The County anticipates expending its CDBG FY 2013 allocation as follows:
• Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements: $471,384
o City of Hampton – Storm Water Improvements $113,000
o City of Stockbridge - Community Pool $150,000
o Henry County/Municipalities $208,384
• Housing Assistance: $160,000
o Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity $160,000
• Public Services: $145,704
o Connecting Henry, Inc. – Operating Assistance $49,704
o Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. – Operating Assistance $30,000
o A Friend’s House, Inc. – Operating Assistance $30,000
o Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence, Inc.
       dba Haven House – Operating Assistance $36,000
• Planning and Administration: $194,272

Citizens and other interested parties are encouraged to review the draft FY 2013 Annual Action Plan and submit their written comments during the public comment period, which has been extended thru Friday, July 12, 2013.  A receipt of all comments received will be submitted in the FY 2013 Annual Action Plan to HUD on or about Monday, July 22, 2013.  Any comments on the draft Annual Action Plan must be received in writing by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 12, 2013, at the address listed below:

Henry County Board of Commissioners
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA  30253
E-mail: sbuckner@co.henry.ga.us

Copies of the draft FY 2013 Annual Action Plan as part of the FY 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan are available for review at the following locations: 

• www.henrycounty-ga.org/CDBG
• Henry County Administration Building
• Heritage Senior Center
• Hidden Valley Senior Center
• Fairview Recreation Center
• J.P. Moseley Recreation Center
• Locust Grove Recreation Center
• McDonough Public Library
• Fairview Public Library
• Fortson (Hampton) Public Library
• Cochran (Stockbridge) Public Library
• McDonough City Hall
• Locust Grove City Hall
• Hampton City Hall

The Board of Commissioners will hold two Public Hearings on the FY 2013 Annual Action Plan:

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. BOC Public Hearing #1
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. BOC Public Hearing #2

Citizens are encouraged to attend and participate.  The Board will consider adoption of the FY 2013 Annual Action Plan during the second Public Hearing, which will take place during its regularly scheduled meeting in the Community Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building.

The Administration Building is located at 140 Henry Parkway in McDonough. The building is handicap accessible.  Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County Government Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program at 770-288-7525.  The Henry County TDD number is 770- 288-6819.          

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