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Community Development

140 Henry Parkway
McDonough, GA 30253
Director
: Shannan Sagnot
Email: ssagnot@co.henry.ga.us

2018 Final CAPER

2017-2019 Consolidated Plan & 2017 Annual Action Plan

2019 Annual Action Plan Final

Draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan & 2020 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:

  • Senior Services
  • Handicapped Access
  • Youth Services
  • Health Services
  • Sidewalk Improvements
  • Waterline Improvements
  • Street Improvements
  • Sewer Improvements
  • Drainage Improvements
  • Senior Center
  • Youth Centers
  • Neighborhood Facilities
  • Child Care Facilities
  • Historic Preservation
  • Parks & Recreation Facilities
  • Health Facilities
  • Parking Facilities
  • Job Creation & Retention
  • Business Improvements
  • Acquisition
  • Loans
  • 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.

Public Display and Public Hearings & Proposed FFY2020-2024 Consolidated Plan & FFY2020 Annual Action Plan

Notice is hereby given by Henry County that it has prepared a draft federal fiscal year 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and 2020 Annual Action Plan. The draft Consolidated Plan includes narrative responses to specific questions in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations. The Annual Action Plan as part of the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan establishes the proposed use of funds for the FY2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and supplemental funding (CDBG-CV) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

 

The County anticipates receiving $1,197,297 for FY2020 and $704,701 for CARES. The proposed activities to be assisted with CDBG funding include Public Services and Public Facilities Infrastructure Improvements. CARES funding (CDBG-CV) shall be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus. Funding is proposed to assist Public Services and as one-time grants to microenterprises.

 

In order to obtain the views of residents, public agencies, and other interested parties, Henry County will place its draft 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and FY2020 Annual Action Plan on public display in the following locations during normal business hours from on Monday, July 27, 2020 through Monday, August 3, 2020:

  • Henry County Web site: www.co.henry.ga.us/CDBG/
  • Henry County Administration Building
  • Fairview Recreation Center
  • J.P. Moseley Recreation Center
  • Locust Grove Recreation Center
  • Locust Grove City Hall
  • Hampton City Hall
  • Bear Creek Recreation Center

 

Comments on the draft plans 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 Monday, August 3, 2020. A receipt of all comments received will be provided to the Board of Commissioners and will be submitted in the FY2020 Annual Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about Friday, August 14, 2020.

 

Henry County will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to present information on how the County developed its priorities for the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and how it intends to expend its FY2020 allocation of CDBG and CDBG-CV funds and to obtain comments on the proposed use of funds.

 

*This meeting will be held via Webex video conference. HenryTV will be streaming live online at https://www.co.henry.ga.us/Government/Agenda-Minutes; on Charter/Spectrum Channel 180, and Facebook Live.

 

PLEASE SEE BELOW INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HEARINGS

 

Those wishing to speak during the Public Hearing will need to pre-register by emailing cdbgprogram@co.henry.ga.us no later than August 3, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. Each person will have three (3) minutes to speak. An invite to the video conference will be provided via email upon sign up.

 

Use the following link to join as an attendee:
https://hencoga.webex.com/hencoga/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb3f69a3ec0a3bfad2973cf9180bec25d
Join the audio conference only
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You can also dial 173.243.2.68 and enter your meeting number.
Panelist numeric password: 793645


 

Below is an outline of how the County intends to expend its allocations of CDBG funding and CDBG-CV funding:

Proposed FY2020 CDBG funding $1,197,297

 

Public Facilities Infrastructure Improvements $848,342

City of Hampton – Street Improvements (Phases) $100,000

City of McDonough – Sidewalks (Phases) $100,000

City of Stockbridge – Water and Sewer Improvements (Phases) $100,000

Hampton Housing Authority – Public Housing $100,000

Units Modernization (Phases)

Henry County – Greenview Community – Street $100,000

& Stormwater Improvements (Phases)

Henry County - Rehab; Single Unit Residential $123,342

McDonough Housing Authority - Public Housing $100,000

Units Modernization (Phases)

National Community Resources & Development, Inc. – Rehab; $75,000

Single Unit Residential

Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, Inc. – Rehab; $50,000

Single Unit Residential

Public Services $110,000

A Friend’s House, Inc. – Services for Abused & Neglected Children $20,000

Crosswalk Ministries USA dba ArtReach 180 – Youth Services $15,000

Flint Circuit Council on Family Violence, Inc. dba Haven House – $30,000

Services for Abused & Battered Spouses

Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. – Health Services $25,000

Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center, Inc. – Services for $30,000

Abused Children

Planning and Administration $239,585

Administrative Cost $209,585

Fair Housing Outreach & Education $30,000

 

 

Proposed CDBG-CV funding $704,701

 

Public Facilities Infrastructure Improvements $50,000

A Friend’s House, Inc. – Homeless Facilities $50,000

Public Services $238,761

Africa’s Children’s Fund, Inc. – Subsistence Payments $80,000

Connecting Henry, Inc. – Subsistence Payments $103,761

Connecting Henry, Inc. – Employment Training $25,000

Hands of Hope Clinic, Inc. – Health Services $30,000

Microenterprise Assistance $275,000

55 grants at $5,000 each

Planning and Administration $140,940

 

*To ensure timely expenditures of federal funds, staff may change the Federal Fiscal Funding Year approved for an activity without changing the funding amount. This may be necessary if an activity is delayed and the funds could be utilized in a timelier manner if moved to another activity. In these cases, the delayed activity shall be awarded funding from a later Federal Fiscal Funding Year. This shall promote the expenditure of older funds first.

 

 

Shannan Sagnot, Community Development Director
Henry County Board of Commissioners