PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC HEARING AND SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS

TO THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK FY 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN

The Township of Brick invites public comment on a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Action Plan. The public comment period will begin on July 2nd and end on July 7th, 2020. The substantial amendment is available for review online at  www.bricktownship.net or can emailed upon request by calling 732-262-1039 or emailing CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net.

Notice is hereby given, that the Township of Brick will hold a virtual public hearing on Tuesday, July 2, 2020 at 6 P.M. via ZOOM

To Join the Township of Brick FY 2019 Action Plan Amendment Zoom Meeting, use this link, or dial in with the information provided below:

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For additional information about the meeting or to arrange for special accommodations or alternative document formats contact CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the use of additional Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program funds that have been allocated through the CARES Act to address the needs of the community to prevent the spread and mitigate economic impacts caused by COVID-19.

The Township of Brick expects to receive an allocation of $177,866 in CDBG-CV funding. Funds will be used for rental assistance/homeless prevention, emergency shelter operations, food service/meal delivery, food pantries, personal protection equipment purchases, purchase of equipment to prevent, prepare for and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic. CDBG FY 2019 funds will be used to support these programs. A full budget is available in the Substantial Amendment.

Comments on the Substantial Amendment may be submitted by participating in the public hearing described above via ZOOM or call in or by emailing comments to CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net All comments must be received by Tuesday July 7th, 2020 at 4 pm.

The Township of Brick intends to submit the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about July 17th, 2020.

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The Township of Brick has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant Entitlement funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide an additional $177,866 in Community Development Block Grant funds specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. These funds are commonly referred to as CDBG-CV funds. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived some CDBG statutory requirements for grantees that will enable swift implementation of CDBG-CV grants. Below is link to the amended 2019 Action Plan for the Use of CDBG funds. This document details the activities that the Township is currently undertaking to address COVID-19 related issues with the funding. The amendments are red.