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Substantial Amendment

NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC COMMENT
CITY OF BATON ROUGE & PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE
SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT TO THE 2010-2014
CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND PRIOR YEAR ACTION PLANS  

 

The City of Baton Rouge and Parish of East Baton Rouge Office of Community Development is undertaking the planning process for submission of a substantial amendment to the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and prior year Action Plans to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). According to the City-Parish 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan, changes made in reallocating funds constitutes a substantial amendment. The proposed changes include changes in use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from one eligible project to another project, changes within an eligible project category from one activity to another activity, and the addition of new projects and activities through the obligation of previously uncommitted funds, uncommitted program income, and unexpended project balances.

The draft Substantial Amendment will be posted on City-Parish Office of Community Development web site at http://ci.baton-rouge.la.us/dept/ocd and will be available for review on Thursday, January 16, 2014. Citizen comments will be accepted for inclusion in the substantial amendment between January 16, 2014 and February 15, 2014 which can be submitted to:

City of Baton Rouge Parish of East Baton Rouge
Office of Community Development
P.O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
ocd@brgov.com
Phone: (225) 389-3039 TDD: (225) 389-3082
Fax: (225) 389-3939

A public hearing for the purpose of soliciting public comments on the Substantial Amendment will be held during the regularly scheduled City-Parish Metropolitan Council Meeting at the City-Parish Governmental Building, 222 St. Louis St., Baton Rouge, 3rd Floor Council Chamber on Wednesday, January 22 at 4:00p.m.

Persons requiring special assistance or accommodations at the public hearing should contact DeSean Bethley or Gerry Drago at (225) 389-3039 (voice) or (225) 389-3082 (TDD) at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing.