November 10, 2020
CONTACT: Kelsey Thompson-White
Community Development Manager
MARIETTA - On September 11, 2020, the City of Marietta was awarded an additional special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds (467,230) 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 March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.
The proposed 2020 Annual Action Plan Amendment includes: addition of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $467,230. The amendment proposes that $427,230 will be used for Public Service subrecipients for activities that prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19 and $40,000 will be used for Public Facilities projects that prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19.
On October 22, 2020, the City of Marietta was notified that HUD discovered an error in the calculation for 2020 CDBG allocations. The City of Marietta received a new allocation of $539,526. This is a decrease of $82. This change is reflected in the current substantial amendment. The Public Services allocation will be decreased to $80,928 and the Administration and Planning allocation will be decreased to $107,852 to accommodate the overall decrease. In addition, the City of Marietta has $7,122.41 in unexpended 2019 Administration and Planning funds that are being reallocated to PY2020 ELD Emergency Grants.
All of the above changes are reflected in the PY2020 Action Plan Substantial Amendment. The draft amended action plan can be found at https://www.mariettaga.gov/1171/Plans-Reports.
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 14-day Public Comment period begins November 16, 2020 and ends November 30, 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 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments must be received by 5:00 PM on November 30, 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.