The City of Jamestown will receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation has been authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. Given the immediate needs faced by communities across the country, the Department has announced the first allocation of funds with a local allocation of $704,881.
As the City Department of Development waits for further guidance from HUD, staff are working to be as proactive as possible so that once final guidance and the funds are received, the City will be positioned to rapidly implement the approved CDBG activities as quickly as possible. Two proposed activities are being proposed and are available for review on the City of Jamestown website at https://www.jamestownny.gov/departments/department-of-development/cdbg-and-home/ or copies can be obtained by contacting the Department of Development at 716-483-7542.
Due to the ongoing NYS Public Health State of Emergency, in-person public meetings are not possible at this time. The public is encouraged to submit comments, in writing, to the Department of Development, Third Floor, Municipal Building, 200 East Third Street, Jamestown, New York, 14701, or to email@example.com no later than 5:00 pm Monday, May 18, 2020.
The Jamestown City Council and the subsequent submission of the Amendment to the City’s Annual Action Plan application to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will consider all comments received prior to the formal authorization of the amendment.