Public comment period begins Jan. 5 for Consolidated and Annual Action plans

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Public comment period begins Jan. 5 for Consolidated and Annual Action plans

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will conduct a public comment period, January 5-February 6, 2015, for both the Proposed 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan that involves the distribution of approximately $10 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $3 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $870,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $360,000 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (DED) will conduct a public comment period, January 5-February 6, 2015, for both the Proposed 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan, and Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan that involves the distribution of approximately $10 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $3 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $870,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $360,000 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) funds.

The money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), authorized under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

In addition, approximately $1.9 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds, and $9 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) resources will be distributed.

The Proposed Consolidated Plan outlines a five-year strategy to address the State’s needs through the use of federal funding, The Proposed Annual Action Plan describes national and state objectives, application schedules, eligible activities, and selection criteria for projects.

Copies of both plans will be available during two videoconferences ( noted below); may can be accessed on the DED website at: http://staging.neded.org/consolidatedplan on or after December 22; or may be requested by contacting Heather Voorman at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3775, or heather.voorman@nebraska.gov

Interactive videoconferences will be held:

January 7, 10 am-Noon, Central Time
Lincoln, Nebraska Education Telecommunications, 1800 N. 33rd St., Main Board Room
Chadron, Chadron State College, 10th & Main Sts., Admin 031 Room
Hastings, Hastings Public Library, 517 W. 4th St., 2nd Floor
Wayne, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St., NATS Conference Room

January 15, 2015, 1-3 pm, Central Time
Lincoln, Nebraska Education Telecommunications, 1800 N 33rd St., Main Board Room Columbus, Columbus Public Library, 2504 14th St., 2nd Floor, Columbus Room
Grand Island, Grand Island Public Library, 211 N. Washington St.
Norfolk, Vocational Rehab Norfolk, 1212 W. Benjamin Ave.
North Platte, Educational Service Unit #16, 1221 W. 17th St, Distance Learning Rm.

Beginning January 5, the Proposed 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan and Proposed 2015 Annual Action Plan also will be available at:

Alliance Public Library, 1750 Sweetwater St., Alliance, Neb.
Auburn Memorial Library, 1810 Courthouse Ave., Auburn Neb.
Bennett Martin Public Library, 136 S. 14th St., Lincoln, Neb.
Central City Public Library, 1604 15th Ave., Central City, Neb.
Chadron Public Library, 507 Bordeaux St., Chadron, Neb.
Garfield County Library, 110 S. 7th St., Burwell, Neb.
Goodall City Library, 203 W. “A” St., Ogallala, Neb.
Jensen Memorial Library, 443 N. Kearney, Minden, Neb.
Lexington Public Library, 907 N. Washington St., Lexington, Neb.
McCook Public Library, 802 Norris Ave., McCook, Neb.
Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 3rd St., Scottsbluff, Neb.
Sidney Public Library, 1112 12th Ave., Sidney, Neb.
Thomas County Library, 501 Main St., Thedford, Neb.
Valentine Public Library, 324 N. Main St., Valentine, Neb.
Wayne Public Library, 410 Pearl St., Wayne, Neb.
W. Dale Clark Library, 2015 S. 15th St., Omaha, Neb.

Mail written comments by February 6 to: Heather Voorman, Community Development Coordinator, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666, or email heather.voorman@nebraska.gov .  Comments will be accepted beginning January 5.

Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials should contact Heather Voorman at 402-471-3775.

Los individuos no hablan Inglés y los individuos con discapacidad podrán solicitar las ayudas y servicios auxiliares necesarios para la participación de contacto con el Departamento de Desarrollo Económico PO Box 94666, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-4666, o heather.voorman@nebraska.gov

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Kate Ellingson at 800-426-6505, 402-471-3749 or kate.ellingson@nebraska.gov