Henry County Community Development Block Grant
Community Needs Assessment Survey
Public Display and Public Hearings
Proposed FY2014 Annual Action Plan as part of
the FY2012-2016 Consolidated Plan
Notice is hereby given by Henry County that it has prepared a draft federal fiscal year 2014 Annual Action Plan as part of the fiscal year 2012-2016 Consolidated Plan. The draft Annual Action Plan establishes the proposed use of funds for the FY 2014 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The County anticipates receiving $1,002,637 for FY 2014. The proposed activities include funding of Public Services, Public Facilities Infrastructure Improvements and Program Administration.
In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, and other interested parties, Henry County will place its proposed FY2014 Annual Action Plan on public display in the following locations during normal business hours beginning on Monday, March 31, 2014:
- Henry County Web site: www.co.henry.ga.us/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
- Stockbridge City Hall
The plan will be available for public review for 30 days through Friday, May 2, 2014. Comments on the draft Annual Action Plan can be directed in writing to Shannan Sagnot, Henry County CDBG Program, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 or via e-mail at CDBGProgram@co.henry.ga.us. All comments must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014. A receipt of all comments received will be provided to the Board of Commissioners and will be submitted in the FY 2014 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about Thursday, May 15, 2014.
Notice is hereby given that Henry County will hold two (2) public hearings. The first public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The second public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearings is to present information on how the County intends to expend its FY 2014 allocation of CDBG funds and to obtain comments on the proposed use of funds.
Both hearings will be held in the Community Room of the Henry County Administration Building located at 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253. The building is handicap accessible. Persons requiring special accommodations can make arrangements by contacting the Henry County CDBG Program, 140 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253 (770-288-7525). The Henry County TDD number is 770- 288-6819.
Below is an outline of how the County intends to expend its FY 2014 allocation of $1,002,637:
Proposed FY 2014 Annual Action Plan
|Public Facilities Infrastructure Improvements
|A Friend’s House, Inc. – Energy Efficiency Improvements
|Helping In His Name Ministries, Inc. – Construction of Permanent
Outdoor Storage Facility
|McIntosh Trails Community Service Board - Facility Expansion
|McDonough Public Housing Authority – Public Housing Modernization
|Public Services (Operating Support)
|A Friend’s House, Inc. – Services for Abused & Neglected Children
|Africa’s Children’s Fund, Inc. - Subsistence Payments
|All Grown Up, Inc. – Youth Services
|Connecting Henry, Inc. – Employment Training
|Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence, Inc. dba Haven House – Services for Abused & Battered Spouses
|Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. – Health Services
|Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, Inc. – Services for Abused Children
|Planning and Administration
Below is an outline of the proposed reallocation of FY2013 funding approved in the FY2013 Annual Action Plan by the Henry County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by resolution number 13-147.
Proposed FY 2013 Annual Action Plan Reallocation
|Henry County/Municipalities - Unspecified
Public Facility Activities
|McDonough Public Housing Authority - Public
FY2014 Annual Action Plan
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.