NOTICE OF FIRST PUBLIC HEARING
FY 2013 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM
F7 2013 HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
OHIO HOUSING TRUST FUND (OHTF)
FULTON COUNTY, OHIO
The Fulton County Board of Commissioners intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. The CDBG and HOME Programs are federally funded programs administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA) Community Development Division’s Office. The ODSA also administers the state funded Ohio Housing Trust Fund (OHTF). The County is eligible for Fiscal Year 2013 CDBG/HOME/OHTF funding, provided the County meets applicable program requirements. The programs available to Fulton County are outlined in the State of Ohio Consolidated Plan and will be presented at the Public Hearing.
The first of two public hearings will be held on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Fulton County Commissioners’ Chambers, 152 S. Fulton St., Suite 270, Wauseon, OH 43567. The purpose of the public hearing is to provide citizens with pertinent information about the programs available and the program requirements. A broad range of activities can be funded through the programs, including: housing rehabilitation, home ownership assistance, economic development, downtown revitalization, water and sewer facilities, flood and drainage facilities, streets and sidewalks, senior centers, parks, and demolition of unsafe structures. Projects must be designed to primarily benefit low-to-moderate income persons, aid in the prevention of slums or blight, or meet an urgent need in the community.
The following CDBG/HOME/OHTF programs are available to Fulton County:
? Community Development Program (Formula Allocation Grant)
? Community Development Program (Neighborhood Revitalization Grant)
? Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP)
? Housing Development Program (HDAP)
? Homeless Assistance Grant Program
? Housing Assistance Grant Program
? Water and Sanitary Sewer Program
? Economic Development Program
? Comprehensive Downtown Revitalization Program, Tier One & Two Program
? Microenterprise Business Development Program
? Discretionary Grant Program
? New Horizons Fair Housing Assistance Program
The primary focus of this first public hearing is to give an overview of the above-listed programs. A second public hearing will be held at a future announced date prior to the County’s submittal of specific grant applications for which the County may apply.
Citizens are encouraged to attend this meeting on March 7, 2013 to provide input. If a participant will need auxiliary aids (interpreter, Braille or taped material, listening device, or other) due to a disability, please contact the Fulton County Commissioners prior to March 3, 2013 at 419-337-9255 in order to insure that your needs will be accommodated. The facility is handicap accessible.
By the Order of Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Jennifer L. Connors, Clerk