Notice of Public Hearing

Notice of Public Hearing

Medina County with the City of Wadsworth as a partner intends to apply for the PY 2023 Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP which may include CDBG, HOME, and OHT funds) competitive grant administered by Ohio Development Services Agency/Office of Community Development (ODSA/OCD). Medina County shall coordinate with the City of Wadsworth to form a partnership. The maximum award for the partnership will be $750,000.00. Medina County’s budgeted amount is $400,000, and the City of Wadsworth’s is $350,000.

Medina County and the City of Wadsworth may apply for funds from the following CDBG funded grants administered by ODSA/OCD as projects become available: Community Development Block Grant Allocation and Discretionary Grant Programs, Neighborhood Revitalization Grant, Downtown Revitalization Grant, Critical Infrastructure Grant, Residential Public Infrastructure Grant Program, Economic Development Loan and Public Infrastructure Grant Program, Emergency Shelter Grant Discretionary Program, and the Economic Development Revolving Loan Program.

A public hearing will be held on Monday, May 1, 2023, at 9am at the Medina County Administration Building, Balcony Room B located at 144 N. Broadway, Medina, Ohio 44256. This meeting is intended to provide citizens with pertinent information about the State of Ohio Community Development Block Grant Program and the Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program, including an explanation of eligible activities and program requirements. The programs can fund a broad range of activities including economic development projects; street, water supply, drainage and sanitary sewer improvements; park acquisition and improvements; demolition of unsafe structures; and rehabilitation or repair of housing (CHIP) and neighborhood facilities. The activities must be designed to primarily benefit low-to-moderate income persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight, or meet an urgent need of the community. Medina County may use Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund to supplement grant projects.

A second public hearing will be held on a date to be announced to solicit comments and public input about specific activities proposed for the CDBG PY 2023 Community Allocation and PY 2023 CHIP projects.

Citizens and local officials are encouraged to attend this meeting on May 1, 2023, to provide their input on Medina County’s CDBG programs.

By Order of the Medina County Board of Commissioners.

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