The County of Centre will hold a Final Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 9:30am prevailing time in Room 146 of the Willowbank Bldg, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte, PA to receive comment on the County’s intention to apply to the PA Dept of Community & Economic Development for approximately $291,430 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the FFY 2013 Program.
Proposed project activities must meet one or more of three national objectives: benefit low- and moderate-income persons; prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and/or alleviation of immediate threats to the health and safety of the community. Centre County Commissioners are required to and will commit not less than 70% of the total funds to projects which principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. The First Public Hearing was held May 22, 2013. Copies of the minutes and correspondence from the First Public Hearing may be obtained at the Centre County Planning & Community Development Office, 420 Holmes St, Bellefonte, PA 16823.
Projects under consideration and their funding amounts to receive FFY 2013 CDBG Funds are: Water Main replacement in the Village of Woodward, Haines Twp, ($157,000); Purchase of Water Meters and related Items, Village of Madisonburg, Miles Twp., ($41,000). Water System Master Meter in Port Matilda Borough, ($40,973). Approximately $52,457 will be allocated to the County for Grant Administrative purposes.
Those requiring special accommodations should call 814-355-6791; twenty-four (24) hours in advance. The Centre County Board of Commissioners will take final action on the County’s FFY 2013 CDBG application at the Board’s meeting following the public hearing at 10:00am the same day.
Robert Jacobs, Director
Planning & Community Development Office