Notice of Public Hearing

On or about April 15, 2020, the City of Knox intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 Response Program. This program is funded by Title I of the federal Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. These funds are to be used for an economic development project which will include the following activities: providing grants to businesses to retain low-to-moderate jobs by granting working capital to continue operations and supporting remote work. The amount of CDBG funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons is $127,500. The total amount of CDBG funds being requested is $250,000. The Applicant does not anticipate spending non-CDBG funds on the project. If non-CDBG funds are used on the project they will be derived from: CEDIT Fund.

The City of Knox will hold a public hearing on Monday, May 4, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG project. The public hearing will be held by conference call. The call-in number is 515-604-9094 with an access code of 125829. Persons with questions about the call-in procedures should contact Edwin Buswell, KIRPC at elb@kirpc.net not later than 4:00 p.m. on May 1, 2020 for assistance.

Persons with disabilities or non-English speaking persons who wish to pat1icipate in the public hearing and need assistance should contact Edwin Buswell, 219-863-3713 or e-mail elb@kirpc.net , not later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons.

Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing. Information related to this project can be obtained by emailing elb@kirpc.net. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written statements should be submitted to Edwin Buswell, PO Box 127, Monon, Indiana 47959 or elb@kirpc.net no later than 4:00 p.m. on May 4, 2020, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Knox and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons. For other important program requirements and available technical assistance e-mail Mayor Dennis Estok at mayor@cityofknox.net.

Date Published: 2020-04-28 16:15:00