Notice of Public Comment & Hearing for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 2016 Program Year Action Plan

A Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 2 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, located at 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV. This hearing is intended to provide an opportunity for interested parties to comment on an amendment to the funding of the FY 2016 Action Plan.

The City of Morgantown will hold a Public Comment Period from April 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016.

The City of Morgantown C.D.B.G. Entitlement is $366,375, recaptured funding from previous years $39,824.84 bringing the 2016 fiscal year funding to $406,199.84. The Morgantown Housing Authority also anticipates $16,366 in program income. Program Income is maintained by the Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority and reallocated into the Home Rehabilitation Program. Total available funding for 2016 is $422,565.84. The programs funded by the 2016 CDBG Action Plan are Administration, (Public Service) Bartlett House, MAYSP, Mountaineer Boys& Girls Club, and Monongalia County Literacy Volunteers, (Housing) Monongalia County Habitat for Humanity, Fairmont Morgantown Housing Authority, and Homeless Housing Project (Non-Housing Community Development) The City of Morgantown, (Rehabilitation) Service League, Christian Help, United Way and The Salvation Army.

March 31, 2016 a Public Hearing will be held in Council Chambers, if people with special needs, including non-English speaking needs, plan to attend, please contact the City Manager’s Office at (304) 284-7405 to determine appropriate accommodations.

A copy of the City of Morgantown’s Citizen Participation Plan for the Community Development Block Grant can be obtained at the Community Development Office, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV 26505.

Anyone unable to attend this public hearing but wishing to make their views known may do so by submitting written comments to the Office of the City Manager, 389 Spruce Street, Morgantown, WV  26505 or by E-mail to dbott@morgantownwv.gov.

Copies of the FY 2016 Action Plan are offered for public viewing beginning April 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016 at the following locations:

City of Morgantown’s web page 

Community Development Office
389 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV 26505

Morgantown City Library
373 Spruce Street
Morgantown, WV 26505

BOPARC Senior Center
287 Eureka Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

BOPARC Office
Marilla Park
Morgantown, WV 26505