Public Notice

                                                                                        PUBLIC NOTICE

 REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS
       CITY OF BROWNSVILLE

2021-2022 One Year Action Plan

Comment Period: July 12, 2021 July 16, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE: THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS INVITED TO REVIEW AND COMMENT ON DOCUMENT "2021-2022 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 July 12, 2021 AND NO LATER THAN July 16, 2021. 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 2021 - 2022 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 2021 -2022 One-Year Action Plan (OYAP). Available funding is as follows:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

$     2,731,110.00

  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

 917,366.00

  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

$    231,622.00

TOTAL FUNDS:                                                                                 $   3,880,098.00

The City of Brownsville will submit its 2021 - 2022 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, 2021. HUD will review the One-Year Action Plan and is expected to approve the Plan by October 1, 2021. 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.

2021-2022 Program Year (PY) - One Year Action Plan

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

$ 2,731,110.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville

21H - General CDBG Administration (20% of PY 2021)

$ 546,222.00

COB Administration Total:

$ 546,222.00

Public Services

Planned Parenthood

05M- Health Services

$17,000.00

Brownsville Society for Crippled Children/Moody Clinic

05B-Rehabilitation Services to Children with Special Needs

$30,000.00

CASA of Cameron and Willacy Counties

05N- Court Appointed Special Advocates

$50,000.00

Sunshine Haven, Inc.

05M-Palliative Care

$80,000.00

Tip of Texas Family Outreach Center

   05L- Child Care Services

$15,000.00

Amigos Del Valle

   05A - Senior Services

$55,000.00

                                                                                                                                                                Public Services Total:

$247,000.00

Public Facilities and Improvements

City of Brownsville Engineering/Public Works

03K- Street Improvements Project

$ 1,470,993.00

City of Brownsville- Southmost Library

   05Z-  Planetarium Project

         $ 55,895.00     

City of Brownsville- Parks and Recreation

 03F- Southmost Waterplein Park Project  

         $411,000.00

                                                                                                                          Public Facilities and Improvements Total:

$1,937,888.00

 CDBG Total:

$ 2,731,110.00

HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)

$ 917,366.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville

HOME General Administration ( 10% of PY 2021)

         $ 91,736.60

Brownsville Affordable Homeownership Corp. (BAHC)

Energy Efficient Homes- New Construction (CHDO 15%)

$ 260,000.00

Housing Authority of the City of Brownsville

Homebuyer Assistance Program

$ 282,814.00

Community Development Corporation of Brownsville

Homebuyer Assistance Program

$282,815.40

 HOME Total:

$917,366.00

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)


$    231,622.00

Agency

Activity

Budget

City of Brownsville

ESG General Administration (7.50% of PY 2021)

         $ 17,371.65

Friendship of Women, Inc.

   Emergency Shelter

$ 59,486.60

Friendship of Women, Inc.

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

Friendship of Women, Inc.

Rapid Re-Housing

$ 30,000.00

Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

  Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Emergency Shelter

$ 59,486.60

  Good Neighbor Settlement House

Street Outreach

$ 20,000.00

  Good Neighbor Settlement House

Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

$ 10,000.00

  Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Shelter

Rapid Re-Housing

$ 15,277.15

ESG Total:

$ 231,622.00

        A full description of the listed projects will be made available to any interested party throughout the 5-day comment period. The 2021 - 2022 One-Year Action Plan may be viewed online at https://www.cob.us/2112/Public-Notice  . Interested parties are encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed One-Year Action Plan for a 5-day period beginning Monday, July 12, 2021 and ending at 5:00p.m. Friday, July 16, 2021. The public may submit their electronic comment using the following Survey Monkey link:

   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/brownsvilleAAP2021. Any interested party may also submit their written comments to Mr. Efren Trujillo Jr., Assistant Director of Office of Strategic Initiatives, RE: Annual Action Plan Input, 1150 E. Adams Street, 3rd Floor, Brownsville, TX 78520; Phone: (956) 548-6167; e-mail: efren.trujillo@brownsvilletx.gov ; fax: (956) 548-6161. HUD has issued a memorandum of waivers for certain regulatory requirements associated with several CPD grant programs to facilitate assistance to eligible communities and households impacted by the 2021 Texas Severe Winter Weather. The 30-day minimum for the required public comment is waived, provided that no fewer than 5 days are provided public comments.

 

Public Hearings

In addition to the 5-day comment period, two (2) Virtual Public Hearings on the Proposed One-Year Action Plan will take place:

   First Meeting:  Residents of Brownsville may log in via Webex with the following link:

   https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=mfdb5bac5f4b88fad6b7a78ea0d429646 or call 1-408-418- 9388, access code 146 095 4179, for virtual hearing, Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Second Meeting:  Residents of Brownsville may log in via Webex with the following link:

https://brownsville.webex.com/brownsville/j.php?MTID=m290f7bbf87b6623c4b321da17463e03c or call 1-408-418-9388, access code 146 892 3889, for virtual hearing, Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

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.