With the passage of the CARES Act and the allocation of CDBG-CV funds came the necessity to amend the Town's CDBG Citizen Participation Plan to allow for the ability to hold public hearings virtually, given social distancing requirements, and to shorten public comment periods related to the use of CDBG-CV funds to as short as five days, per HUD’s CARES Act guidelines and their emphasis on proper, expeditious use of these emergency funds. All activities undertaken or supported with CDBG funds must be approved by the Normal Town Council and, ultimately, HUD.
The Amended Citizen Participation Plan was approved by the Normal Town Council on July 6, 2020, following public comment periods and hearings held for the plan in May and June.
The Amended Citizen Participation Plan is available here or by clicking on the heading above or the labelled image to the right. The section of the plan detailing the CARES Act Amendment and COVID-19-related procedures is on page 8.