The 2021-2022 Annual Action Plan is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for participation in the Community Development Block Grant Program. The Plan identifies what activities the City will implement and describes how funds will be spent for the next program year. The Annual Action Plan implements the Five-Year Consolidated Plan, adopted by the Council in 2020, which determines the community's housing needs and establishes goals for the 2020-2024 Plan Years.
The requirements for this Plan are set forth in detail through federal regulations and include public comment periods and hearings. The public hearings are an opportunity for citizens to comment on the proposed activities. Two public hearing opportunities were offered this year. The first public hearing was held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday July 12, 2021, in the City Council Conference Room and the second will be held in conjunction with this item. As of the date of drafting this communication no public comments have been received. The draft Plan is currently available on the City's website as part of a 30-day comment period. Once the Plan is approved by the City Council, it will be submitted to HUD for approval. Funded activities will begin October 1, 2021. A summary of the 2021-2022 budget is outlined in the Budgetary Impact section below.