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                                          2021 CDBG & HOME/HTF Pre-Proposal Meeting

Time: Feb 17, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDBG Pre-Proposal Meeting

12:00PM - 1:00PM HOME/HTF Pre-proposal Meeting

 

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Somerset County, New Jersey

 

2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment

Notice of Public Comment Period and Public Hearing

 

Background - The County of Somerset is the recipient of federal entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV grants).  In order to receive, commit and spend these funds, the County will prepare and submit a Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 (CDBG-CV3) Action Plan Amendment to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

Available Funds - The County has been advised by HUD that it will receive a grant allocation of $1,673,097 in CDBG-CV3 funds.

 

Range of Eligible Activities - Funds available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  The CARES Act provisions provide that grantees may use CDBG-CV3 grant funds to cover or reimburse costs to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus incurred by an eligible party, regardless of the date on which such costs were incurred, when those costs comply with CDBG requirements.

 

Program Limitations – The CDBG-CV3 funds have certain legislative and regulatory limitations which restrict the types of projects and activities which may be funded under these programs, including the requirement that funds must principally benefit persons of low or moderate-income.  As a result, the range of eligible activities under these programs is subject to these legislative and regulatory limitations.  The County has prepared a draft Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment as summarized below.  Based on the activities proposed, the County anticipates that 100% of the CDBG-CV3 funds will be used in a manner which will benefit low and moderate income-persons as defined by federal regulations.

 

Proposed Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment – The County will submit to HUD its Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment.  The projects included in the Amendment are as follows:

 

Municipality                                Proposed Use                                                          Funding

Bernards Township

 

Food Security and Wellness Program

One Collyer Lane

Basking Ridge, NJ

$ 79,971.98

Bound Brook Borough

COVID-related safety improvements at Library (402 E. High Street) and Codrington Park Complex (200 Thompson Avenue)

Bound Brook, NJ

$125,410.82

Bridgewater Township

COVID-related safety improvements at Senior Center

455 Somerville Road

Bridgewater, NJ

$220,449.22

Green Brook Township

COVID-related safety improvements at Senior Center (121 Rock Avenue) and funding for Regional Health Coordinator

Green Brook, NJ

$ 29,888.84

Hillsborough Township

 

Food Security and Wellness Program

379 South Branch Road

Hillsborough, NJ

$161,592.11

Manville Borough

COVID-related safety improvements at the Manville Public Library

100 S. 10th Avenue

Manville, NJ

$114,979.66

Montgomery Township

Food Security and Wellness Program

2261 Route 206

Belle Mead, NJ

$ 71,639.06

North Plainfield Borough

COVID-related safety improvements at the Vermeule Community Center (614 Greenbrook Rd), Memorial Library (6 Rockview Ave), and Vermeule Mansion (614 Greenbrook Rd)

North Plainfield, NJ

$237,663.13

Peapack & Gladstone Borough

COVID-related safety improvements at St. Luke’s Village

197 Main Street

Gladstone, NJ

$ 12,331.83

Raritan Borough

Food Security and Wellness Program

22 First Street

Raritan, NJ

$ 59,388.23

Rocky Hill Borough

Food Security and Wellness Program

PO Box 188 – 15 Montgomery Avenue

Rocky Hill, NJ

$ 10,000.00

Somerville Borough

UV filtration system at Somerville Senior Housing (1 Mountain Ave) and safety improvements at Somerville Library (35 West End Ave)

Somerville, NJ

$109,562.34

South Bound Brook Borough

Food Security and Wellness Program

12 Main Street

South Bound Brook, NJ

$ 45,630.91

Warren Township

Funding for Vulnerable Population Outreach Coordinator

46 Mountain Blvd.

Warren, NJ

$ 59,092.51

 

Watchung Borough

Funding for Regional Health Coordinator

15 Mountain Blvd.

Watchung, NJ

$ 33,679.11

Somerset County

Future COVID-related projects

$ 50,852.22

Somerset County

Administrative Costs

$250,965.03

 

TOTAL

$1,673,097.00

 

 

 

Availability of Draft Amendment – Pursuant to the provisions of federal regulations and the County's Citizen Participation Plan, the County is providing notice that the Draft Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment is available for review on the Somerset County Website: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/community-development/cdbg-and-home.  Community Development staff can also be reached at 908-541-5756.

 

Citizen Comments – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, HUD has made available waivers of the comment period and requirement for in-person public hearings.  Persons wishing to comment on the Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment should respond to the County during the comment period which begins on January 21st and ends on February 3rd.  All comments should be addressed to Jeremy Hirsch, Principal Planner, Somerset County Community Development Office, PO Box 3000, Somerville, NJ 08876-1262 or Hirsch@co.somerset.nj.us.  Comments may also be presented at the virtual public hearing on the Program Year 2019 CDBG-CV Round 3 Action Plan Amendment to be held January 27th, 2021 at 11:30 AM.  Details are available on the Somerset County website: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/human-services/community-development/cdbg-and-home. All comments must include your name and municipality.

 

Shanel Y. Robinson, Commissioner Director