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Posted on: May 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] First Hearing Notice Ffy 2020 & CDBG-CV Programs

Notice is hereby given that Centre County Government and Bellefonte Borough will hold a combined remote Public Hearing on May 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm.

Notice is hereby given that Centre County Government and Bellefonte Borough will hold a combined remote Public Hearing on May 14, 2020 at 1:00 pm.  The purpose of the Public Hearing is to receive comments on both the Ffy 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs AND the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) CDBG-CV Funds of both Centre County and Bellefonte Borough. Centre County is expected to receive an allocation of $351,000, of Ffy 2020 CDBG funds. Bellefonte Borough anticipates the receipt of $115,000.  Centre County anticipates an initial allocation of $159,506 of CDBG-CV funds and Bellefonte Borough expects $66,073 in CDBG-CV funds.  The CV funds are specifically intended to prepare for, prevent and respond to the impacts of the Pandemic.  FY2020 CDBG funds may also be allocated for this purpose.  The intent of the virtual public hearing is to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties on Pandemic-related community development needs and the development of activities to be undertaken to address these needs.

Interested parties may participate in the May 14 virtual public meeting and hearing at:
Meeting ID: 994 958 813
Passcode: 1812

To participate by phone please dial one of the following numbers:

  • +1.202.795.3352 (United States)
  • +1.408.317.9253 (United States)
  • +1.408.419.1715 (United States)
  • +1.408.915.6290 (United States)

For up to date information and further instruction on hearing attendance and participation, please see , or call (814) 355-6791, or email  Persons with a disability or Limited English Proficiency who wish to participate in the meeting/hearing are asked to contact the Planning Dept. at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to discuss your needs.

Written proposals and comments may be submitted to the Centre County Planning and Community Development Office, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte PA, by May 21, 2020. 

Please note Centre County is proposing an amendment to its Community Development Block Grant Citizen Participation Plan (Plan).  This Plan outlines actions taken to involve citizens in the community development planning process.  The proposed amendments involve temporary provisions to be implemented to address the COVID-19 pandemic (Pandemic).  These include reducing the public comment period to 5 days and holding virtual public meetings and hearings.  A copy of the amendment is available from May 4th to May 12th at the following link.  Or contact the Centre County Planning Office at 814-355-6791 and a hard copy will be forwarded.  The County Commissioners will take action on the amendments during a virtual public meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m. on May 12, 2020.

Raymond J. Stolinas Jr., Director                                                                            

Centre County Planning & Community Development Office

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