The public hearing will take place on April 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Elk County Courthouse Annex Building, 300 Center Street, Ridgway, in Conference #2. This meeting is accessible to individuals with disabilities and persons with Limited English Proficiency. If you wish to attend and require special accommodations, please notify the Elk County Planning Department office 72 hours in advance at (814) 776-53 35 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the Fiscal Year 2022, Elk County is expected to receive approximately $221,000.00, and Ridgway Borough is expected to receive about $92,000.00 from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania CDBG funding. At least 70% of the available funding must be used for activities that benefit low and moderate-income persons. The proposed activities must benefit at least 51% of low-moderate income persons in the service area to qualify as a low-moderate income project. The PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) has not announced the application submission deadline, but it is expected to be in late October. Early planning is necessary for this process.
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and will be offered the opportunity to give oral testimony at the public hearing or to present written comments concerning the needs of the Elk County and Ridgway Borough, proposed CDBG Program activities, the prior use of CDBG funds, as well as the CDBG Program in general. Written comments will be received for ten days beginning April 28, 2022. Project applications and comments may be directed to Becki Taylor, CDBG Coordinator at P.O. Box 448, 300 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853, or email@example.com. The application deadline for CDBG entitlement will be 3:30 p.m. on July 13, 2022.