Substantial Amendments


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City of Brownsville

Notice of Proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2015, 2016, 2019 & 2021 One Year Action Plans

COMMENT PERIOD: January 11, 2022 through February 10, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the City of Brownsville (City) is considering a Substantial Amendment to the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2019-2020, and 2021-2022 One Year Action Plans. The City is an Entitlement Community in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. 

Public Notice and Public Hearings are required for Substantial Amendments to our One Year Action Plan.  As per the City’s Citizen Participation Plan and per 24 CFR Part 91, a Substantial Amendment is required when there is a change in the use of CDBG funds from one activity to another of 30% or more, and/or when an activity is added or eliminated from the One Year Action Plan.  Funding for this proposed project consists of uncommitted funds from projects that were underbudget from the previous years.

Proposed Changes:

1.       Revision to the Annual Action Plan 2021: The City of Brownsville is proposing to revise an activity to the Annual Action Plan 2021. The City of Brownsville proposes to reduce funding to Samano Project and increase funding to the Engineering and Public Works Department for Street Improvement Project. The project will consist of Street Improvement Project to repair road curb/gutter and repave streets in designated low-income residential neighborhoods. One of the City's main community development goals is to upgrade and improve its residential neighborhoods and prevent flooding.  The funding for this project will consist of CDBG entitlement funds from years 2015 & 2016 (uncommitted), 2017, 2018 & 2019  as illustrated in the table below:

Project Name / Annual Action Plan

Funding Amount

Uncommitted Funds/ Annual Action Plan 2015


Uncommitted Funds/ Annual Action Plan 2016


Samano Project/ Annual Action Plan 2019


Proposed Project: Street Improvement Project


A full description of the proposed Substantial Amendment may be reviewed on-line at  

Comment Period: The City is accepting written comments on this proposed Substantial Amendment for a 30-day period beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022 and ending at 5:00p.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022Any interested party may submit their written comments to Mr. Efren Trujillo, Assistant Director of the Office of Strategic Initiatives, RE: Substantial Amendment Public Input, 1150 E. Adams St., 3rd Floor, Brownsville, TX 78520; Phone: (956) 548-6167; e-mail: ; fax: (956) 548-6161.

Public Hearings:   In addition to the 30-day comment period, (2) two Public Hearings on the proposed change will take place:

  • February 2, 2022 (6:00 p.m.):  City of Brownsville Library- Main Branch

                                       2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520

  • February 3, 2022 (6:00 p.m.):  City of Brownsville Library- Southmost Branch

                                                         4320 Southmost road, Brownsville, TX 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.  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.


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