Tucked away on the west side of the small town of Broad Channel in the middle of Jamiaca Bay is a narrow, dead end, street that goes by the name of West 12th Road. Those of us who live there know that the nice part about living in a small town is that when you are not quite sure what is going on, someone else always does!
[Peter J. Mahon West 12th Road, Broad Channel]
CITY OF NEW YORK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT – DISASTER RECOVERY NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACTION PLAN AMENDMENT
TO RESIDENTS, BUSINESS OWNERS, GROUPS, COMMUNITY BOARDS AND AGENCIES:
As you may know, the City of New York has completed a proposed amendment to its plan for the $3.22 billion in Federal disaster aid to help with recovery from Hurricane Sandy. The proposed Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Action Plan Amendment 5 (Amendment 5) was published on Friday, December 27, 2013. The comment period on the proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 5 is open.
The City of New York received two allocations of CDBG-DR last year: $1.773 billion in March and $1.447 billion in November, for a total of $3.22 billion. Amendment 5 proposes revisions and updates to recovery activities covered under the initial $1.773 billion allocation, and assigns the second allocation of $1.447 billion to various recovery activities.
The Public Hearings regarding the proposed Action Plan Amendment 5, which were initially scheduled for January 14th-16th, have been postponed to a later date. The new dates and locations of the public hearings will be published in a future Notice. Please call 311 or checknyc.gov for the most updated information.
However, the comment period on the proposed CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 5is open. The proposed Action Amendment 5 and commenting forms are available on http://www.nyc.gov/cdbg. Individuals will be able to read the amendment and comment in English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (simplified). The online materials will also be accessible for the visually impaired. Paper copies of the Action Plan Amendment 5, including large print format (18pt font), are available at NYC Office of Management and Budget, 255 Greenwich Street, 8th Floor Reception Area, New York, NY 10007 in both English and the languages listed above.
Written comments may be directed to Calvin Johnson, Assistant Director, CDBG-DR, NYC Office of Management and Budget, 255 Greenwich Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10007. Comments may be provided by telephone by dialing 311 or (212) NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) from outside New York City. For more information on how people with disabilities can access and comment on the Action Plan Amendment, dial 311 or, using a TTY or Text Telephone, (212) 504-4115.
At the end of the comment period, all comments shall be reviewed and a City response will be incorporated into the City’s Responses to Public Comments document. A summary of the comments and the City’s responses will be submitted to HUD in the final CDBG-DR Action Plan Amendment 5. The revised Action Plan Amendment 5 including the public comments and responses will be posted on the City’s CDBG-DR website at http://www.nyc.gov/cdbg.
City of New York: Bill de Blasio, Mayor Dean Fuleihan, Director of Management and Budget