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Community Development Block Grant COVID (CDBG-CV) 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act made $490,225 available to the City of Poughkeepsie under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV). These funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This additional funding requires a substantial amendment to the City’s 2019 Annual Action Plan. This amendment available online below outlines the proposed uses of these funds. The City is releasing the proposed plan for a seven (7) day comment period from Thursday, September 10, 2020 to Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. 

Download: CDBG-CV 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment (.pdf)

Virtual Public Hearing

A virtual public hearing on the matter will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.. Effective immediately and based upon notices and health advisories issued by Federal, State, and Local officials related to the Coronavirus, the City of Poughkeepsie will not hold in-person meetings. Until further notice, all future meetings and public hearings will be held via videoconferencing, as permitted by the NYS Open Meetings Law. Due to public health and safety concerns, the public will not be permitted to attend at the remote locations where city staff will be situated. The public, however, will be able to fully observe the videoconference hearing with the information posted below.

The public can email written comments regarding the matter to Jaclyn Greenwald at [email protected] during the seven (7) day comment period listed above. Members of the public will also be provided the opportunity to give verbal comments during the scheduled public hearing.

Please register for City of Poughkeepsie CDBG-CV 2019 Action Plan Substantial Amendment public hearing to be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, 11:00 AM EDT:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The meeting will be recorded and subsequently posted for viewing on our website and can be found here:  https://totalwebcasting.com/view/?id=cop