Community Development Block Grant

Announcements

NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNFICANT IMPACT – St. Johns County invites interested parties to review and provide public comment regarding the Request for Release of Funds and the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Alpha Omega Miracle Homes project being funded through the County’s Community Development Block Grant program. For additional information please click NOTICE OF FINDING, email housing@sjcfl.us or call (904) 827-6890

Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a Wetland – St. Johns County has determined that the following proposed action under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Alpha Omega Miracle Home (AOMH) GROW program will impact 0.27-acre palustrine wetland. St. Johns County has determined that there is no practicable alternative to locating the action in the identified wetland and the impacts on the wetland from the proposed action. The County provides this opportunity for residents that may be affected by the proposed activities and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Final Notice

Early Notice and Public Review of a Proposed Activity in a Wetland – St. Johns County has determined that the following proposed action under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Alpha Omega Miracle Home (AOMH) GROW program will affect a palustrine wetland. The County provides this opportunity for residents that may be affected by the proposed activities and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. More info here.

2021-2025 Consolidated Plan & 2021 Annual Action Plan – St. Johns County invites interested parties to view the County’s 2021-2025 Consolidated Plan & 2021 Annual Action Plan, recently approved by the Board of County Commissioners (Resolution 2021-299). The Plans have been forwarded to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for final approval. The Plans identify the projects and programs that were proposed for funding through the County’s Community Development Block Grant program and provide a layout for how program funds will be used for qualifying purposes.

For additional information, please contact: housing@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6890

St. Johns County is giving notice of Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan is for the purpose of applying for CDBG-CV3 funds and allocating those funds to a set a new goal and project for Public Services, for the purpose of preventing, preparing for, and responding to coronavirus. Proposed Substantial Amendment

St. Johns County is giving notice of three (3) public hearings to obtain citizen input necessary for a Section 108 Loan Guarantee project as part of the 21-22 CDBG St. Johns County Entitlement funding process. The proposed project is construction of a 2 story, 17,600 square foot building located in central Hastings. The proposed site and development is serviced by public transportation, will assist the city in neighborhood revitalization, and provide ample space for social services as well as partnership opportunities with non-profit agencies. The proposed project shall be identified as the Hastings Community Center and Library. Pre-Application 30 Day Review

St. Johns County is hosting three (3) public hearings in order to obtain citizen input for a proposed Section 108 Loan Guarantee project as part of the 2021-2022 CDBG Entitlement funding process. The proposed project is construction of the Hastings Community Center and Library. Notice of Public Hearing and Public Comment for SJC CDBG Pre-Application for Section 108 Loan Guarantee Hastings Community Center and Library

For additional information, please contact: housing@sjcfl.us or (904) 827-6890

Community Development Block Grant Program

The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States. St Johns County, in cooperation with the City of St Augustine Beach, met the population requirement in 2015 to be considered an Entitlement Community by HUD. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.