The City of Staunton has applied for and is expected to receive funds through the FY 2019 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the approximate amount of $354,433. The City expects to receive CDBG grant funds in this approximate amount annually.
View Long-Term Plans for the Grant
The City has prepared a Five-Year Consolidated Plan (FY2019-2023) and Annual Action Plan for FY2019 for the City’s annual disbursement of these grant funds. The City must submit both plans to the Richmond HUD office by Aug. 15, 2019.
The Annual Action Plan outlines how the City intends to spend the grant funds for FY 2019. The Consolidated Plan will serve as a blueprint for the expenditure of these federal funds in the City of Staunton from October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2024.
Copies of the Five Year Consolidated Plan (FY 2019-2023) and Annual Action Plan for FY 2019 are now available online and for public inspection and review for 30 days from July 1, 2019 through July 31, 2019 at the following locations:
- Economic Development Department: 3rd Floor City Hall, 116 W. Beverley St., Staunton, VA 24401
- Staunton Public Library: 1 Churchville Avenue, Staunton, VA 24401
- Staunton Redevelopment and Housing Authority: 900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens, Staunton, VA 24401
City Council is expected to adopt the plans during its regular meeting on Aug. 8.
The purpose of the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plan is to help to improve the housing and living conditions of its residents, especially very low and low-income households, homeless persons and persons with special needs. The plans can also be used to upgrade and improve public and community facilities in the City, improve and expand public services for the residents of City, and promote economic development opportunities for all residents.
The City will conduct its second public hearing on the five-year and annual action plans at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 8 during City Council's regular meeting at City Hall.
If you plan to attend the hearing and have special needs requirements, please contact the City of Staunton’s Clerk of Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540.332.3810. The City’s TDD number is 540.332.3968.
The City conducted its first public needs hearing on June 4 in Montgomery Hall Park's activity room to gather information and input from residents concerning housing and community development needs in the City over the next five years. The information provided during the public hearing will help to inform the City in the development of its five-year and annual action plans and determine potential grant-eligible activities.
Citizen Participation Plan (CPP)
As part of the grant process, the City prepared a Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) for the CDBG program, to encourage citizen participation and outline the City's responsibilities in the administration of activities funded by the grant.
Copies of the draft CPP were on public display for a total of 15 days in May and June online and at several City locations, including the Staunton Public Library, Staunton Economic and Community Development departments and the Staunton Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Download and view the plan now.
City Council adopted the CPP at its regularly scheduled meeting at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, June 13.