Apologies for the tardiness of this posting!
From the City of Atlanta:
CITY OF ATLANTAPUBLIC NOTICECITY OF ATLANTA’SCITIZENS PARTICIPATION PLANThe City of Atlanta Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) was prepared in accordance with Section 104(a)(3) of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The 24 CFR 91.105 federal regulations outline the “citizen participation” requirements. This document has been established in order for the City Atlanta to comply with the requirements of these regulations.PROPOSAL: Citizens Participation Plan (CPP) CARES ACT ChangesNPU(S): CitywideThe CPP sets forth the City’s policies and procedures for attaining citizen input, participation, and comment on the federally-funded programs, specifically, Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) and Housing Opportunities for Person with Aids (HOPWA) (together, the “City’s Entitlement Programs”). Citizen input regarding the use of federal funds received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is vital; therefore, this CPP will have an open comment period of 5 days.In response to the Covid-19 Disaster Declaration, in a Memorandum issued March 31, 2020, HUD has waived the 30-day minimum for the required public comment period. It now allows for a 5-day comment period, allowing the City of Atlanta to amend their Citizens Participation Plan to establish expedited procedures to draft, propose or amend Consolidated Plans (ConPlans), Annual Action Plans, and Substantial Amendments to those plans.To successfully manage the City’s Entitlement Programs, citizen input is necessary in the following areas:• Citizen Participation Plan and amendments to the Citizen Participation Plan;• A Five-Year Consolidated Plan (Con Plan);• An Annual Action Plan (AAP);• Fair Housing Plans;• Annual Performance Reports; and• Substantial Amendments to the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action PlanThe Citizens Participation Plan can be reviewed at the City of Atlanta Department of Grants and Community Development website https://www.atlantaga.gov/government/departments/grants-and-community-development Comments may be provided by emailing DGCD_Planning@CityOfAtlanta.onmicrosoft.com or by calling (404) 330-6001 and leaving a recorded message.For additional information, please contact City of Atlanta, Department of Grants and Community Development, at (404) 330-6390.