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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1308



Draft Action Plan for Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery

[42 Pa.B. 4482]
[Saturday, July 14, 2012]

 There is a public comment period to review the draft Action Plan prepared by the Commonwealth for Fiscal Year 2012 Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds. The public comment period is from July 13, 2012, through July 20, 2012.

 The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a notice published at 73 FR 22583 (April 16, 2012), which awarded $27,142,501 of CDBG-DR funds to the Commonwealth to be administered by the Department of Community and Economic Development (Department). The notice published at 73 FR 22583 requires the Commonwealth to notify and provide its citizens an opportunity to comment and provide input on the draft Action Plan and/or any substantial amendment to the Action Plan.

 The purpose of the CDBG-DR program provides for disaster relief for unmet needs, long-term recovery and restoration of infrastructure, housing and economic revitalization resulting from severe weather that occurred during calendar year 2011. This allocation of funds is restricted to the 36 counties included in Presidentially-declared disaster areas during 2011. These funds are separate and distinct from the annual allocation of CDBG funds.

 The draft Action Plan and supporting documentation is available for a 7-day public comment period and can be viewed on the Department's web site under the CDBG-DR section at The draft is also made available to the Tri-County Branch of the Pennsylvania Association of the Blind for transfer to electronic media. The text is available to hearing-impaired persons by means of the Department's web site at the previously listed link. A translation into Spanish is also available on the Department's web site. The final version of the Action Plan will be submitted to HUD by July 23, 2012.

 Persons who would like to provide written comment on the draft Action Plan may send comments to the Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community Financing, Attn: Daniel Fox, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Comments must be received before 5 p.m. on July 20, 2012.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1308. Filed for public inspection July 13, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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