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Posted on: April 20, 2020

Substantial Amendment to Washtenaw Urban County 2019 Action Plan available for comment

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Notice is hereby given by the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) that one public hearing will be held to solicit citizen input on a substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan. The amendment is focused on additional funding provided through formula allocation in response to the COVID-19 national emergency (CDBG-CV and HESG-CV) provided through the federal CARES Act. 

This approval process is being condensed to expedite disbursement of funds for the County’s local COVID-19 response efforts. A public comment period for the proposed substantial amendment will begin on April 20, 2020 and end on April 24, 2020. Activities described in the amendment would be available for the following Urban County jurisdictions: City of Ann Arbor, City of Dexter, City of Saline, City of Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor Township, Augusta Township, Bridgewater Township, Dexter Township, Lima Township, Manchester Township, Northfield Township, Pittsfield Township, Salem Township, Saline Township, Scio Township, Superior Township, Sylvan Township, Webster Township, York Township, and Ypsilanti Township.

The public hearing will be held as part of a Special Urban County Executive Committee Meeting  on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 11:00AM. In response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order EO 2020-48, this public meeting will be held virtually.

Members of the public can join the meeting using the following information:

Join via web at this link: - Or by calling 1.312.626.6799, using meeting code: 996-1536-1232

The 2019 Annual Action Plan identifies the specific projects and programs that the County intended to implement with CDBG, HOME and ESG funding during the period of July 1, 2019 –June 30, 2020. Following a public hearing, Urban County Executive Committee members will then be asked to approve the proposed substantial amendment to the 2019 Action Plan. You can view the amendment to the action plan here. If you would like to submit comments or request additional information, contact Tara Cohen at [email protected] or (734) 544-3056. If any person has a disability preventing access to the meeting as scheduled and an accommodation is required, they should also contact Tara Cohen at [email protected] or (734) 544-3056 for arrangements. 

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