NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
FY 2022 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAM
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT PROGRAM
 

Notice is hereby given that the County of Washington (County) has prepared its Annual Action Plan for FY 2022.  The Annual Plan describes how the County intends to expend an estimated $3,500,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $550,000 in Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and $305,000 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). In addition, the County expects to receive $30,000 in CDBG Program Income. 

In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies, and other interested parties, the County has placed its proposed FY 2022 Annual Action Plan on public display (here) for 30 days beginning May 16, 2022 through June 15, 2022.  Copies of the document will also be e-mailed or mailed upon request.
 

The FY 2022 Annual Action Plan contains the following major components:

    1. Identification of federal and non-federal resources reasonably expected to be made available during the program year to undertake activities identified in the proposed 2022 Annual Plan.
    2. A list of activities to be undertaken during the FY 2022 program year to address community development and housing needs including the geographic distribution of activities to be completed.
    3. Identification of homeless and special needs activities to be undertaken during the 2022 Program Year to address identified needs within the County.
The proposed use of funds outlined in the FY 2022 Annual Plan were developed after consulting local housing and homeless providers, holding public hearings, and the review of requests from municipalities identifying needs. 
 
Comments on the proposed FY 2022 Annual Action Plan can be submitted the following ways:
 
    1. Written comments can be mailed to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301 by June 15, 2022.
    2. Written comments can be e-mailed to brenda.williamson@racw.net by June 15, 2022
    3. Verbal comments can be submitted to Brenda Williamson by calling 724-228-6875 Ext. 219 or (724) 228-6875. TTY 7-1-1 (Pennsylvania Relay Center) by June 15, 2022.
    4. Two public hearings will be held at Courthouse Square, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA as follow:
June 1, 2022 at 2:00 PM
June 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM
 
Washington County will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens. Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington at least five working days in advance of the meeting at redevelopment@racw.net  or (724) 228-6875. TTY 7-1-1 (Pennsylvania Relay Center). 
 
The County Commissioners are expected to act on the proposed Annual Action Plan for FY 2022 on June 16, 2022, at the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting at 2:00 P.M. in Public Meeting Room 104, Courthouse Square, 100 West Beau Street, Washington. In accordance with the Final Rule for consolidation of the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs, 24 CFR Part 91, et. al., the County will submit the Annual Plan to HUD for review and approval no more than 60 days following the release of the CDBG allocation amounts by HUD.  The 2022 Program Year runs July 1, 2022, through June 30, 2023.
 
WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Diana Irey Vaughan                 Larry Maggi                               Nick Sherman
Chair                                        Vice Chair                                 Commissioner

    Publication date: May 16, 2022


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
AMENDMENTS TO ANNUAL ACTION PLANS FOR CDBG & HOME PROGRAMS
 
Notice is hereby given by the County of Washington that it will hold a Public Hearing on June 2, 2022 at 10:00 AM, Courthouse Square, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA.  The purpose of this Public Hearing is to discuss the proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program, which will be incorporated into the County of Washington’s Action Plans.   The proposed amendments are on display for public inspection during normal working hours at the office of the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA and posted at the following link.  Amendments
 
The County proposes the following substantial amendments:
CD 20-03 Canonsburg Street Reconstruction – increase budget more than 50%
CD 21-10 Ellsworth Street & Sidewalk Reconstruction – increase budget more than 50%
HM 20-04 Countywide Homebuyer Assistance Program – increase budget more than 50%
 
All interested citizens are invited to attend this public hearing and present comments concerning the proposed amendments.  Written comments can also be submitted the following ways by June 15, 2022:
  1. Mail to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301
  2. E-mail to brenda.williamson@racw.net
The Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider and take action on the proposed amendments at their regularly scheduled meeting of June 16, 2022 at 2:00 P.M. in Public Meeting Room 104, Courthouse Square Office Building, 100 West Beau Street, Washington, PA.  Washington County will make reasonable accommodations and services necessary for sensory-impaired and disabled citizens.  Additionally, translation services may be offered upon request and availability. Persons requiring such accommodations/services should contact the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington at least five working days in advance of the meeting at redevelopment@racw.net  or (724) 228-6875. TTY 7-1-1 (Pennsylvania Relay Center). 
 
Washington County Board of Commissioners
Diana Irey Vaughan                            Larry Maggi                          Nick Sherman  
Chair                                                   Vice Chair                             Commissioner 

Washington County Annual Action Plans

Each year, Washington County receives federal grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs.  HUD requires the County to prepare annual Action Plans (AP) to guide the investment of CDBG, HOME, and ESG grant funds to address the County’s housing, community development and economic development needs each year.                                                                                    


Previous Years’ Action Plans