Public Notice


REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS

 

CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

2023-2024 One Year Action Plan

Comment Period: June 26, 2023 – July 27, 2023

 

PUBLIC NOTICE: THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON DOCUMENT "2023-2024 ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN" AND MAKE SUGGESTIONS REGARDING THE USE AND ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS RECEIVED BY BROWNSVILLE. YOUR SUGGESTIONS AND COMMENTS MAY BE DELIVERED BETWEEN June 26, 2023, AND NO LATER THAN July 27, 2023. For more information about this notice, please call (956) 548-6167. For telephone access for people with speech or hearing loss, please call 1-800-RELAY-TX. Please provide 2-3 days’ notice so that proper accommodations can be provided.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville has prepared its 2023 - 2024 One-Year Action Plan (budget) for CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs. The purpose of this notice is to obtain comments on the City of Brownsville’s proposed 2023 -2024 One-Year Action Plan (OYAP). Available funding is as follows:


 

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

$     2,581,603.00

  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

$    1,028,249.00 

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

$    229,451.00

 

 

TOTAL FUNDS:                                                                                                                                           $   3,839,303.00

The City of Brownsville will submit its 2023 - 2024 One-Year Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development San Antonio Field Office (HUD), Region VI, Office of Community Planning & Development, H.F. Garcia Federal Building/U.S. Courthouse, 615 E. Houston Street, Suite 347, San Antonio, Texas 78205, on or about August 15, 2023. HUD will review the One-Year Action Plan and is expected to approve the Plan by October 1, 2023. All proposed activities’ budgets will be proportionally decreased or increased from the estimated funding levels to match actual allocation amounts. All proposed activities are contingent upon funding availability, eligibility, and environmental clearance, amongst other HUD program requirements


2023-2024 Program Year (PY) - One Year Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

$ 2,581,603.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville 

21H - General CDBG Administration (20% of PY 2023)

$ 516,300.00

COB Administration Total:

$ 516,300.00

Public Services

Brownsville Society for Crippled Children/Moody Clinic

05B-Rehabilitation Services to Children with Special Needs

$20,000.00

CASA of Cameron and Willacy Counties

05N- Court Appointed Special Advocates

$50,000.00

Sunshine Haven, Inc. 

05M-Palliative Care

$70,000.00

Tip of Texas Family Outreach Center

05L- Child Care Services

$25,000.00

Amigos Del Valle

   05A - Senior Services 

$80,000.00

Good Neighbor Settlement House

   05W-Mesa LLena Food Pantry

$45,000.00

                                                                                                                                                                    Public Services Total:

$290,000.00

 

Public Facilities and Improvements

City of Brownsville – Engineering/Public Works

03K- Street Improvements Project

         $ 700,303.00

City of Brownsville- Grants & Community Development

   03O- Rehabilitation Program

         $ 150,000.00

City of Brownsville- Southmost Library 

   05Z- Book’d in the Shade

         $ 150,000.00  

City of Brownsville- Parks and Recreation Dept. 

   03F-Oliveria Park Improvement 

         $ 300,000.00

City of Brownsville- Parks and Recreation Dept. 

   03F -Gonzalez Park Improvement 

         $ 300,000.00

City of Brownsville- Multimodal 

03L- Bus Shelter Improvement Project

         $ 175,000.00

                                                                                                                                             Public Facilities and Improvements Total:

$1,775,303.00

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                CDBG Total:

$ 2,581,603.00

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

            $ 1,028,249.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville

HOME General Administration (10% of PY 2023)

         $ 102,824.90

 

Brownsville Affordable Homeownership Corp. (BAHC)

Energy Efficient Homes- New Construction (CHDO 15%)

$ 498,000.00

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Homebuyer Assistance Program 

$ 427,424.10

                                                                                                                                                                                               HOME Total:

 $ 1,028,249.00

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

 

$    229,451.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville 

ESG General Administration (7.50% of PY 2023)

                $ 17,208.83

Friendship of Women, Inc.

   Emergency Shelter

$ 50,000.00

Friendship of Women, Inc.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

Friendship of Women, Inc.

Rapid Re-Housing

$ 31,000.00

Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

   Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Emergency Shelter

$ 37,670.60

   Good Neighbor Settlement House

Street Outreach

$ 20,000.00

   Good Neighbor Settlement House

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

   Good Neighbor Settlement House 

Emergency Shelter 

$30,000.00

   Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Rapid Re-Housing 

$ 13,571.57

                                                                                                                                                                                                     ESG Total:

$ 229,451.00





          

       A full description of the listed projects will be made available to any interested party throughout the 30-day comment period. Any remaining funds for CDBG, will be allocated to Street Improvement Project. Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed One-Year Action Plan for a 30-day period beginning Monday, June 26, 2023 and ending at 5:00p.m. Thursday, July 27, 2023. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link:

   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ANNUALACTION2023-2024.   Any interested party may also submit their written comments to Mr. Efren Trujillo Jr., Director of Grants and Community Development, RE: Annual Action Plan Input, 1150 E. Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brownsville, TX 78520; Phone: (956) 548-6167; e-mail: [email protected] ; fax: (956) 548-6161.The 2023-2024 One-Year Action Plan may be viewed online at https://www.brownsvilletx.gov/2112/Public-Notice  and is available at the following locations:

 

  • Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, TX
  • Southmost Public Library, 4320 Southmost Blvd., Brownsville, TX
  • Southmost Community Network Center, 2900 Southmost Road, Brownsville, TX
  • Westside Community Network Center, 1763 U.S. Highway 281, Brownsville, TX
  • Brownsville Housing Authority, 24 Elm Street, Brownsville, TX.

Public Hearings

In addition to the 30-day comment period, two (2) Public Hearings on the Proposed One-Year Action Plan will take place:

 

  • July 13, 2023 (6:00 P.M.) Brownsville Public Library, 2600 Central Blvd., Brownsville, Texas 78520
  • July 20, 2023 (6:00 P.M.) Brownsville Southmost Library, 4320 Southmost St., Brownsville, Texas 78521


The City of Brownsville does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission of, access to, treatment of, or employment in its programs, activities, or public meetings. If language assistance is needed for Non-English speaking individuals, please contact (956) 548-6167. Any individual with a disability in need of an accommodation is encouraged to contact the ADA Coordinator at (956) 548-6037. For telephone access for people with speech or hearing loss, please call 1-800-RELAY-TX. Please provide 2-3 days’ notice so that proper accommodations can be provided.