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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS FOR TIERED PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS November 11, 2020; City of Dayton, Ohio; 101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402; (937) 333-3670 On or after November 20, 2020, the City of Dayton, Ohio (City) will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake the following project. Tier 1 Broad Review Project/Program Title: The RTD Repair and Accessibility program (Program) Purpose: The purpose of the Program is to support the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan goal of stabilizing housing and supporting homeowners by making improvements to the homes of low income homeowners. Location: Program activities are limited to eligible properties within the corporate boundaries of the City of Dayton. Specific addresses will be assessed in the site specific reviews. Project/Program Description: The Program will result in exterior home repairs and accessibility modifications for up to 24 low- to moderate-income homeowners in Dayton. The Subrecipient will administer the Program. Tier 2 site specific reviews will be completed for those laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review for each address under this program as addresses become known. Level of Environmental Review Citation: These program activities are Categorically Excluded per 24 CFR 58.35(a) (2), (a) (3), and (a) (6). Tier 2 Site Specific Review: The site specific reviews will cover the following laws and authorities not addressed in the Tier 1 broad review: 24 CFR 50.3(i) & 58.5(i)(2); the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, particularly sections 106 & 110, 36 CFR Part 800 and 24 CFR Part 55, Floodplain Management. Mitigation Measures/Conditions/Permits: The Subrecipient review of individual sites will examine each site for compliance with: 1) the contamination and toxic substances factor, including a lead based paint and asbestos inspection of each project location and a determination of abatement actions if necessary; 2) The COD Protection of Historic Properties Form and site activities will comply with the Programmatic Agreement between City of Dayton and the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office; and 3) The Floodplain Management requirements as evidenced by a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map. Estimated project Cost: The estimated program cost is $275,000.00, of which $200,000.00 is CDBG funds. The activities proposed are categorically excluded under HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements per 24 CFR 58.35(a)(2), (a)(3), and (a)(6). Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR). The ERR is available to the public for examination and review either electronically or by U.S. mail. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to Pete Thornburgh, Department of Planning and Community Development, 101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio; or by email to: pete.thornburgh@daytonohio.gov. The ERR may be examined online by following this link: https://www.daytonohio.gov/DocumentCenter/View/10049/17-18RepairAccessRTD-ERR . PUBLIC COMMENTS: Any individual, group, or agency may submit either electronic or written comments on the ERR. Electronic comments may be emailed to pete.thornburgh@daytonohio.gov. Written comments may be mailed to Peter Thornburgh, Department of Planning & Community Development, 101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio, 45402. All comments received by midnight, November 19, 2020 will be considered by the City of Dayton prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION: The City of Dayton certifies to HUD that Shelley Dickstein, Certifying Officer, in her capacity as City Manager consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Dayton to use HUD program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS: HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Dayton's certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Dayton; (b) the City of Dayton has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient or other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and must be submitted to HUD by email at this address: CPD_COVID-19OEE-COL@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD at the email address above to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Todd M Kinskey, Director, Planning and Community Development Department, 101 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402 11-11/2020
November 11, 2020
December 10, 2020
November 29, 2020 12:05pm