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CDBG FY 2021 ACTION PLAN (DRAFT) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE

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SUMMARY OF FY 2021
DRAFT ACTION PLAN ELEMENT
KEY PARTICIPANTS: OCEAN COUNTY CONSORTIUM,
BRICK TOWNSHIP, JACKSON TOWNSHIP,
LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP AND TOMS RIVER TOWNSHIP


PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The Five-Year Consolidated Plan process offers the opportunity for strategic countywide planning to occur in conjunction with citizen participation that includes hearing (s) and meeting (s) to solicit public comment on the annual Action Plan. To impart and to encourage citizen participation during the CDBG program-planning process, the FY 2021 Action Plan develops in accordance with the adopted Ocean County Citizen Participation Plan. The provision and use of program information plays a key role in encouraging citizen participation beginning with individual municipal meetings for public comments and culminating with countywide hearings to solicit public comments on this FY 2021 Action Plan.

To ensure continuation of public participation in the development of an Action Plan, the Ocean County Planning Department’s website hosts the annual Action Plan and the schedule for the public hearings and meetings. Beginning Monday, March 15, 2021, the draft copy of the FY 2021 Action Plan is available in paper and digital formats for the public to review at the Ocean County Planning Department, 129 Hooper Avenue, First Floor, Toms River, NJ 08753. The website address is https://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmCECommDev.

Notice is hereby given that the Ocean County Planning Department is scheduling a written 30-day public comment period beginning March 15, 2021 through April 14, 2021 on the draft copy of the FY 2021 Action Plan. In addition, the Ocean County Planning Department is scheduling a WebEx virtual public hearing on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit the public’s comments on the draft copy of the FY 2021 Action Plan. Notice of the WebEx virtual public hearing posting is on the following web address - https://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmCECommDev.

The Planning staff will review ALL comments and respond to EACH commentator in a timely manner. This Action Plan will consist of all received and acceptable comments and responses. Based on this information, the Board of Commissioners will receive the FY 2021 Action Plan for their approval at their Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled for May 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. The FY 2021 Action Plan submittal date is May 14, 2021 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Notifications regarding the award of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or changes in deadlines or dates will appear on the website https://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us/frmCECommDev.

The County of Ocean encourages participation of all its residents, especially the involvement of low- to moderate-income residents, Limited English Proficiency persons, and persons with disabilities. If you require special accommodations to participate in this public hearing, please contact the Ocean County Planning Department via telephone 732-929-2054 or via email ocplanning@co.ocean.nj.us 10 days in advance to the public hearing.

Written comments submit via email, fax, or mail to:

Ocean County Planning Department
PO Box 2191
Toms River, NJ 08754-2191
732-929-2054
Fax 732-244-8396
ocplanning@co.ocean.nj.us
https://www.planning.co.ocean.nj.us


News/Updates

CDBG FY 2021 ACTION PLAN (DRAFT) PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOTICE
FY 2021 Action Plan (Draft) - Public comment period open until April 14, 2021.
OCEAN COUNTY DATA BOOK
The 21st edition of the Ocean County Data Book is now available on the Planning website.
OCEAN COUNTY PLANNING BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 7, 2021
PLANNING BOARD MEETING OF APRIL 7, 2021 WILL BE HELD AT 10AM

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