June 7, 2020 11:56 PM
In accordance with 24 CFR 91.105(c )(2) of the federal regulations relative to citizen participation for Community Planning and Development Programs and applicable waivers made available to those requirements through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the City of Warner Robins is making an amendment to the Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan available to the public through this notice. The program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan is a component of the Program Year 2015 – 2019 Consolidated Plan. This Amendment is available for a 5-day public review and comment period from June 8, 2020 to June 12, 2020.
This amendment will enable the City of Warner Robins to receive and administer a special allocation from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to COVID-19. This allocation was authorized by the CARES Act, Public Law 116-136, and it includes $393,076 under Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV).
Activities funded by CDBG programs must contribute to the goals and objectives of the City of Warner Robins’ Consolidated Plan and meet all applicable federal requirements.
Additional funding made available to the City of Warner Robins by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown at this time, but will be used for the same purpose of the initial allocations indicated above, which is to prevent the spread of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19.
A summary of the proposed activities to be funded with the additional funds is provided below:
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Central Georgia, Inc. $43,857
Mental Health Assistance Program
Community Outreach Service Center $31,760
Family Counseling Center of Central Georgia $20,000
Mental Health Assistance Program
Houston County Council on Aging, Inc. (Meals on Wheels) $11,206
Food Assistance Program(Seniors)
Warner Robins Boys and Girls Club $38,254
Food Assistance Program(Children)
Middle Georgia Community Action Agency
Rental & Utility Deposit Assistance: $ 30,000
Food Assistance Program(Families): $133,133
Mortgage, Rent, & Utility Assistance: $ 84,866
TOTAL GRANT FUNDS $393,076
As part of this amendment, the City of Warner Robins has revised the Consolidated Plan’s Citizen Participation Plan to include the 5-day comment period as indicated above, as well as to make other changes. The revised Citizen Participation Plan is available for review on the City of Warner Robins’ website: www.wrga.gov under “Government”/”Departments”/”City Development”/”Community Development”.
Citizens needing assistance relating to handicapped accessibility or foreign language may email Sherri Windham at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Community Development at (478)302-5518. Persons with hearing disabilities can contact the City through the Georgia Relay Service, at (TDD) 1-800-255-0056 or (Voice) 1-800-255-0135.
Citizens wishing to submit written comments during the public review and comment period may e-mail them to Kim Mazo at email@example.com or mail them, postmarked no later than June 12, 2020, to the following address:
City of Warner Robins
Community Development Department
Attn: Kim Mazo
P. O. Box 8629
Warner Robins, GA 31095