Two separate virtual public hearings will be conducted by Indiana County “on behalf of” Indiana Borough for the proposed Community Development Block Grant-Corona Virus (CDBG-CV) program. The purpose of the hearings is to solicit program proposals and plans to utilize the funding and submission of a CDBG-CV application. Indiana Borough has been allocated $87,437.00 of CDBG-CV funds that are to be utilized in the prevention, preparedness or response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applications are due to the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development on July 31, 2020.
The first scheduled virtual public hearing will be conducted on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM focusing comments and proposals solicitations from Borough residents. The second virtual public hearing will be conducted on June 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM focusing comments and proposals solicitations from the Indiana Borough business community. Please be advised that both virtual public hearings are open to anyone that wishes to attend and/or participate.
Proposed project activities must also meet one or more of the three objectives: benefit low-and moderate income persons; prevention or elimination of slums or blight; and /or alleviation of immediate threats to the health and safety of the community. The County on behalf of Indiana Borough is required to and will commit not less than 70% of the total funds, after administration costs, to projects which principally benefit low- and moderate income persons.
The following types of activities may be eligible for funding under this CDBG-CV allocation: Building and Improvements, including public facilities; assistance to businesses, including Special Economic Development Assistance; new or quantifiably increased public services; and planning, capacity building and technical assistance. All projects must prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19.
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend/participate in the public hearings via Zoom conference as follows:
• June 18, 2020 at 6:00 PM – To access meeting via web video type the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82869364903?pwd=azBOL3B2OENJWDhMRDZ5ZW9XYmlNZz09 and the meeting ID is 828 6936 4903 passcode 357115. To access meeting via telephone dial
1-646-558-8656 and the meeting ID is 828 6936 4903 passcode 357115.
• June 23, 2020 at 2:00 PM – To access meeting via web video type the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84850144496?pwd=NmVycjI4bWcvaUZFUlplb2xmeC9Xdz09 and the meeting ID is 848 5014 4496 passcode 610381. To access meeting via telephone dial 1-646-558-8656 and the meeting ID is 848 5014 4496 passcode 610381.
This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and/or for persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend/participate and require special accommodations, please notify the Indiana County Office of Planning and Development office 72 hours in advance at 724-465-3870 (Telephone) or 724-465-3805 (TDD) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend either virtual public hearing and provide input. If you are unable to attend/participate written comments will be accepted until 4:00 PM on June 23, 2020. Comments may be submitted to LuAnn Zak, Assistant Director, Indiana County Office of Planning and Development, 801 Water Street, Indiana, PA 15701 or by email at email@example.com.