Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Community

Consolidated Plan 2020-2024 and CARES Act – Public Comment Period

Public comments will be accepted beginning June 4, 2020 until 4:30 p.m. on Monday June 8, 2020 on the Clermont County Community Development Block Grant Consolidated Plan for the five-year period of 2020-2024 as well as the Fair Housing Assessment and Citizen Participation Plan.

The Federal Government passed the CARES Act funding plan and Clermont County received funds earmarked to help alleviate gaps in service and decrease hardships due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. As part of this plan, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) passed a waiver permitting communities to reduce the public comment period from 30 days to 5 days. This was enacted so that communities can draw down funds more expediently and begin to help with service needs in the Community.

Comments will be accepted via email, voicemail or snail mail (USPS).

email:   scmar@clermontcountyohio.gov

voice mail:  (513) 732-7907

mail:  Sherri Cmar, Grants Coordinator, Clermont County Community and Economic Development, 101 East Main Street, Batavia, OH 45103

If you are mailing comments, please mark the envelope “Consolidated Plan.”  Any mailed documents MUST be post marked no later than Monday, June 8, 2020.

Please take the links provided below to view the documents available for comment:

Clermont County Fair Housing Assessment

Clermont County Consolidated Plan 2020-20204

Clermont County Citizen Participation Plan

 

How did Clermont County become an Entitlement Community?

Clermont County was notified by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that it was eligible to participate in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as an Entitlement County. This change in the county’s status is due to a 2013 U.S. Census update showing Clermont County’s population at over 200,000.

Clermont County has adopted a consolidated plan to guide the program over a five year funding cycle (FY 2015-2019) and will be using priority needs and objectives identified in this plan. Clermont County is in the process of creating their next consolidated plan for the five year funding cycle of 2020-2014. The projects identified from the grant application process for FY2020 will be included as the first year projects of the new Consolidated Plan.

Community Development Block Grant Program Summary

Consolidated Plan Process

The Consolidated Plan describes the jurisdiction’s community development priorities and multiyear goals based on an assessment of housing and community development needs, an analysis of housing and economic market conditions and available resources.  Consultation and Citizen Participation: Through the Consolidated Plan (often called the “Con Plan”), grantee jurisdictions engage the community, both in the process of developing and reviewing the proposed plan, and as partners and stakeholders in the implementation of CPD programs.

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan

The Annual Action Plan

The Consolidated Plan is carried out through Annual Action Plans, which provide a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used each year to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the Consolidated Plan.

CDBG 2020 Grant Application (Information and Documents)

Application Deadline is 4:30 p.m., Friday, January 31, 2020. All documents must be received by this time in order to be considered for grant funding.

CDBG 2020 Grant Application Overview

CDBG 2020 Grant Application

LMI Census Tracts and Block Groups (Data and Maps)

All LMI Census Tract and Block Group data as well as Community Area Maps and HUD LMI Maps can be found here.
Click here for an interactive searchable map of 51%+ LMI Block Groups and places (Villages).

Income Survey Materials

If the project location does not fall into a LMI Census Tract of Block Group, then an Income Survey must be completed to show the LMI percentage.  All material necessary to conduct the survey can be found below.