Public comment period begins November 8th for Proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan

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Public comment period begins November 8th for Proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) will conduct a public comment period, November 8, 2012 through December 10, 2012 to take remarks of citizens and local government officials regarding the Proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan (AAP).  This public comment period also includes two public videoconferences and concerns the distribution of approximately $9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $2.7 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $956,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $347,000 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and $1.5 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds, and $6 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) funds.

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development (NDED) will conduct a public comment period, November 8, 2012 through December 10, 2012 to take remarks of citizens and local government officials regarding the Proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan (AAP). 

This public comment period also includes two public videoconferences and concerns the distribution of approximately $9 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $2.7 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program funds, $956,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG) funds, and $347,000 in Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and $1.5 million in Homeless Shelter Assistance Trust Fund (HSATF) funds, and $6 million in Nebraska Affordable Housing Trust Fund (NAHTF) funds.

The plan describes national and state objectives, application schedules, eligible activities, and selection criteria for projects.  Copies of the Proposed 2013 Annual Action Plan will be available at the videoconferences; on the DED website at: http://staging.neded.org/community/grants/documentslibrary-a-forms/annual-action-plan on or after November 5, 2012, or can be requested by calling Brian Gaskill, Consolidated Plan Coordinator, at (800) 426-6505 or (402) 471-2280, or by email at: brian.gaskill@nebraska.gov .

The public comment period is November 8, 2012 through December 10, 2012.

The interactive videoconferences will be held as follows:

November 8, 2012, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, Central Time

  • Lincoln, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Main Board Room
  • Kearney, Voc Rehab, 315 W. 60th Street
  • Chadron, Chadron State College, 10th & Main Street, Burkhiser, Room 109
  • Norfolk, Northeast Community College, 801 E. Benjamin Ave., Maclay Bldg., Room 167A
  • Scottsbluff, Panhandle Research & Extension Center, 4502 Avenue I, High Plains Room

November 13, 2012, 1:00 pm-3:00 pm, Central Time

  • Lincoln, Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1800 N. 33rd Street, Main Board Room
  • Wayne, Wayne State College, 1111 Main St., Conn Library, Room 31
  • McCook, McMillen Hall, 1205 E. 3rd St., Room 208
  • Hastings, Hastings Public Library, 2nd Floor, 517 W. 4th Street
  • O’Neill, Avera St. Anthony’s Hospital, 2nd & Adams St., Dining Conference Room

Beginning November 8th, the 2013 Proposed Annual Action Plan will also be available at:

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

Mail written comments by December 19th to: Brian Gaskill, Nebraska Department of Economic Development, P.O. Box 94666, Lincoln, NE 68509-4666, or email: brian.gaskill@nebraska.gov . Comments will be accepted beginning November 8th.  Individuals requiring sensory accommodations, including interpreter services, Braille, large print, or recorded materials should also contact Brian Gaskill.

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 brian.gaskill@nebraska.gov .