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.


 

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON

AMENDMENTS TO ANNUAL ACTION PLANS FOR CDBG PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the County of Washington has prepared amendments to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which will be incorporated into the County’s Action Plans. The proposed amendments will be on public display online at www.racw.net for 30 days on July 20-August 18, 2021.

The County proposes the following substantial amendments:

CD 16-32 California Recreation Improvements – increase budget more than 50%

CD 17-27 California Recreation Improvements – increase budget more than 50%

CD 19-28 Carroll Demolition – new project

CD 20-23 West Middletown Public Facility Improvements – increase budget more than 50%

A virtual public hearing to comment on the proposed amendments will be held on August 10, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

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Comments can also be submitted the following ways by August 18:

1. Written comments can be mailed to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301. 2. Written comments can be e-mailed to brenda.williamson@racw.net.

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).

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider and take action on the proposed amendments at their regularly scheduled meeting of August 19, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

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).

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Washington County Board of Commissioners

Diana Irey Vaughan, Chair

Larry Maggi, Vice Chair

Nick Sherman, Commissioner

Publication date: July 20, 2021


             

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
COUNTY OF WASHINGTON
AMENDMENTS TO ANNUAL ACTION PLANS FOR CDBG PROGRAM

Notice is hereby given that the County of Washington has prepared amendments to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, which will be incorporated into the County’s Action Plans. The proposed amendments will be on public display online at www.racw.net for 30 days on April 19-May 20, 2021.

The County proposes the following substantial amendments:
CD 18-13 East Washington – Street Reconstruction – Cancel Project
CD 18-33 East Washington – Recreation Improvements – New Project
CD 18-23 Washington – Public Facility Improvements – Cancel Project
CD 19-03 Carroll – Street Reconstruction – increase budget more than 50%
CD 19-07 Donora – Recreation Improvements – increase budget more than 50%
CD 19-12 Robinson – Public Facility Improvements – increase budget more than 50%
CD 19-20 Washington – Fire Station Improvements – increase budget more than 25%

A virtual public hearing to comment on the proposed amendments will be held on May 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM.

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Comments can also be submitted the following ways by May 20:
1. Written comments can be mailed to the Redevelopment Authority of the County of Washington, 100 West Beau Street, Suite 603, Washington, PA 15301.
2. Written comments can be e-mailed to brenda.williamson@racw.net.
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).

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will consider and take action on the proposed amendments at their regularly scheduled meeting of May 20, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

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).

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Washington County Board of Commissioners

Diana Irey Vaughan, Chair

Larry Maggi, Vice Chair

Nick Sherman, Commissioner

 

Publication date: April 19, 2021 


 

                                                                                   NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COUNTY OF WASHINGTON

FY 2021 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 2021.  The Annual Plan describes how the County intends to expend $3,543,967 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, $580,725 in Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, and $305,020 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 FY2021 Annual Action Plan on public display online at www.racw.net for 30 days beginning April 6 through May 5, 2021.  Copies of the document will also be e-mailed or mailed upon request.

The FY 2021 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 2021 Annual Plan.
  2. A list of activities to be undertaken during the FY 2021 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 2021 Program Year to address identified needs within the County.

The proposed use of funds outlined in the FY 2021 Annual Plan were developed after analyzing results from a questionnaire that was distributed to local housing and homeless providers, holding public hearings in the County, and the review of requests from local communities identifying needs. 

Comments on the proposed FY2021 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 May 5, 2021.
  2. Written comments can be e-mailed to brenda.williamson@racw.net by May 5, 2021.
  3. Verbal comments can be submitted to Brenda Williamson by calling 724-28-6875 Ext. 219 or (724) 228-6875. TTY 7-1-1 (Pennsylvania Relay Center) by May 5, 2021.
  4. Virtual public hearings will be held on April 21, 2021 as follows:

Apr 21, 2021 at 10:00 AM

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Apr 21, 2021 at 2:00 PM

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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 2021 on May 6, 2021, at the regularly scheduled Commissioners meeting at 10:00 A.M. in Public Meeting Room 104, Courthouse Square Office Building, 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 on or before May 15, 2021.  The 2021 Program Year runs July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.

2021 Annual Action Plan Draft (PDF)

WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

 Diana Irey Vaughan, Chair                         Larry Maggi, Vice Chair                            Nick Sherman, Commissioner                                                                                       

 

Previous Years’ Action Plans