Public Hearing on the Proposed 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment

The State of Nebraska will hold a public comment period and host a public hearing to discuss a substantial amendment to its 2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendment being proposed relates to funding from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act; specifically, the funding falls under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Solutions Grant Coronavirus Response (ESG-CV) programs.

This amendment will be available electronically for public comment from November 29, 2021, through December 3, 2021 (see below for how to submit a public comment).

CDBG-CV: HUD has allocated $14,130,912 for CDBG-CV under the CARES Act. The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) is responsible for administering CDBG-CV funds on behalf of the State. This allocation was split into three method-of-distribution categories: Coronavirus Related Emergency Payments; Economic Development; and Emergent Threat. The purpose of the amendment under discussion is to reallocate a portion of funding from the original method-of-distribution categories of Coronavirus Related Emergency Payments and Economic Development to Emergent Threat.

 

ESG-CV: This substantial amendment also notifies the public of the reallocation of ESG-CV funds from the activity of Administration to the homeless management information system. This complies with CPD Notice 20-08: Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the ESG Program Under the CARES Act.

Refer to the draft 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment – Proposed November 2021 to review this information; this document can be found at https://opportunity.nebraska.gov/reports.

 

The State will host a virtual and in-person public hearing to discuss these amendments on:

  • Date: Thursday, December 2, 2021
  • Time: 2:00 p.m. CST/1:00 p.m. MST
  • Virtual Public Hearing: Register
  • In-Person Public Hearing: 301 Centennial Mall South Lincoln, NE 68509 Lower Level Conference Room C

 

Public comments regarding the proposed amendments must be received by DED no later than December 3, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. CST/5:00 p.m. MST. Mail written comments to: Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666. Or email comments to ded.publiccomment@nebraska.gov with the subject line “2019 AAP Substantial Amendment”.

If you have any questions or require sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print or recorded materials, please contact Rebecca Schademann at 402-471-3172 or ded.publiccomment@nebraska.gov.

Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Access Requirement Self-Training Presentation

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development released Policy Guidance regarding Limited English Proficiency Access Requirements along with a Four Factor Analysis and Language Access Plan template. These requirements apply to any political subdivision of the State of Nebraska, or an eligible nonprofit organization, to whom Federal financial assistance is extended.

A self-training presentation regarding Limited English Proficiency Access requirements is available.

If you complete the self-training presentation, submit the following Feedback Forms.

If you have any questions please contact Rebecca Schademann at (402) 471-3172 or by email at rebecca.schademann@nebraska.gov.

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