CITY OF BIDDEFORD
Planning and Development Department
Notice of Public Hearings
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Community Development Block Grant
Review of Drafts:
Amendment to the Year 2 Action Plan
April 21, 2021
Webinar ID: 925 7146 4102
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5-day Comment Period
Please be advised that a Public Hearing has been scheduled by the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Wednesday, April 21, 2021 via Zoom for the purpose of obtaining citizen comment regarding an amendment to the Year 2 Action Plan (to address CDBG-CV (COVID) funds). This Public Hearing is pursuant to Biddeford’s participation in the programs noted above. Please be advised that a 5-day comment period for input regarding these programs will begin Friday, April 16 and end at 3:00pm, Wednesday, April 21.
The amendment to the Action Plan is to add a program, using CDBG-CV (COVID) funds, that holistically addresses the top issues faced by the most vulnerable members of the community – substance abuse, mental health concerns, and homelessness. Funding will support staff providing referral services, ensuring persistency and appropriate assistance for clients’ specific needs. There is $112,457 for this program, a combination of new funds received and carryover funds from the COVID job retention program that was run in 2020. Full amendment details can be seen on the Community Development page under “Community Development Block Grant Action Plan” – “Year 2 Action Plan – proposed amendment.”
Provide input in writing by email to Abigail Smallwood at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the public hearing via Zoom. Questions may also be answered through the same contact. In compliance with the American Disabilities Act, individuals wishing to submit comments and/or who need assistance participating in the Public Hearing should contact Abigail at 207-284-9105. In addition, those needing assistance due to language barriers may use the same contact.