Notice of Funding Availability
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PROPOSED SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENTS TO THE 2017-2021 FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED AND 2019 ANNUAL ACTION PLANS: The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has notified the Town of Jupiter, as a HUD Entitlement Grantee, that the Town has been allocated $340,665 of additional Community Development Block Grant COVID -19 (CDBG-CV) funds to be used specifically towards infrastructure, public facilities, public service, and special economic development programs and activities that help to protect, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak. The allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this public health crisis. Accordingly, the Town of Jupiter is recommending revisions to both its 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan and its 2019 Annual Action Plan in order to use the CDBG-CV funds to address the urgent needs related to the coronavirus for low-moderate income households in the Town of Jupiter, which may include: Public Facilities needs that address the immediate need to rehabilitate, acquire or construct facilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19; Public Service programs that address the immediate needs of food and prevention of the spread to the Town’s residents; Special Economic Development assistance to new and existing businesses that support the retention of jobs to low income residents; and technical assistance and administrative services to prevent the spread and assist with the response and recovery COVID-19.
Public Comment & Public Hearings
The Town of Jupiter is making an amendment to the Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan available to the public through this notice. The Program Year 2019 Annual Action Plan is a component of the Program Year 2017-2021 Consolidated Plan. The CARES Act Substantial Amendment will be developed after giving consideration to citizen comments and proposals received. The Town will host two virtual hearings on January 14, 2021. The virtual meeting at 11:00 a.m. is hosted by Zoom. Zoom Link
The 6:00 p.m. virtual hearing is by dial-in 1-605-475-4000 Pin 104115. At the public hearings, the application will be discussed in detail and potential applicants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions about proposed activities, funding priorities, and the process. Persons needing special assistance (such as translated materials) or a reasonable accommodation are to call the office of Neighborhood Services at 561-741 2524. The proposed amendments to plans will be made available for viewing from the Town’s website: www.jupiter.fl.us or can be emailed upon request by emailing: SatuO@jupiter.fl.us on any day prior to January 15, 2021 at 4:00 p.m., the last day of the posted comment period. Documents may otherwise be viewable by a request to Satu Oksanen 561-741-2524. Members of the public may submit comments during the 7-day comment period specified in the section above via: 1) by email of 500 words or less SatuO@jupiter.fl.us or, 2) by leaving a voicemail no longer than three minutes in length to 561-741-2524. 3) by requesting a social distance meeting at the Town of Jupiter offices.