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Posted on: May 21, 2020

City of Marietta's CDBG Proposed Action Plan Amendment- Addition of CDBG-CV Funds

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May 21, 2020

CONTACT: Kelsey Thompson-White 

Community Development Manager


MARIETTA - On April 2, 2020, the City of Marietta was awarded a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds (317,434) to 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 by President Trump on March27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.

The proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment includes: addition of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $317,434. The amendment proposes that all CDBG-CV funds will be used for Public Service subrecipients for activities that prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19. The draft amended action plan can be found at

Due to waivers granted by HUD, this amendment does not require an in person public hearing, and the public comment period has been shortened to 5-days. This Amendment is classified as substantial and warrants a minimum 5-day Public Comment period. A 7-day Public Comment period begins May 22, 2020 and ends May 29, 2020. All comments can be submitted by mail, email or through phone. Please direct all comments/inquiries to: Kelsey Thompson-White. 268 Lawrence Street, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060; Telephone: 770-794-5437 or e-mail All comments must be received by 5:00 PM on May 29, 2020.

The City of Marietta supports Equal Opportunity and Fair Housing and does not discriminate in any of its Block Grant Programs based on race, color, creed, ethnicity, sex, familial status, age, religion, or disability. No displacement will occur because of the activities described herein. Should displacement occur, the City of Marietta will implement the provisions required by CFR 570.606. The City does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission of access to, or treatment of, or employment, the programs and activities described herein. An interpreter is available upon request to assist persons with limited English proficiency. Any requests for reasonable accommodation required by an individual to fully participate in any open meetings, programs, or activities of the City Community Development Division should be directed to: Kelsey Thompson-White, Community Development Manager, 268 Lawrence Street, Suite 200, Marietta, GA 30060. 

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