PUBLIC NOTICE 

PUBLIC HEARING AND 5-DAY COMMENT PERIOD ON SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS
TO THE TOWNSHIP OF BRICK FY 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR THE HUD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The Township of Brick invites public comment on a Substantial Amendment to the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Action Plan. 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.

The Township of Brick will hold a virtual public hearing on Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 6 P.M. via ZOOM and have made the documents available for review on the Township’s Community/Community Development Block Grant Page at www.bricktownship.net

These documents will be submitted to HUD as the FY 2020 Action Plan Amendment to incorporate the CARES ACT funding allocated to the Township of Brick.

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 was 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. A full budget is available in the Substantial Amendment.

A 5-DAY COMMENT PERIOD, inviting the public to comment on the FY 2020 Action Plan Amendment will be held from July 27, 2020 through July 31, 2020.

Comments on the Substantial Amendment may be submitted by emailing comments to CDBGProgram@bricktownship.net  All comments must be received by 5 pm July 31st, 2020.

The Township of Brick intends to submit the Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or about August 31st, 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 2020 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.