The City of Greenwood, IN

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A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) program, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide communities with resources to address a wide range of unique development needs. The goals of the program are to provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expand economic opportunities principally for low and moderate-income citizens. The CDBG program may only fund projects located in, or programs serving, the City of Greenwood.

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2020
This notice provides the public an opportunity to examine and comment on the Program Year 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). This document provides an overview of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for the year ending September 30, 2021. This document will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on December 28, 2021.

STAY INFORMED 
To get citizen input on actions to accomplish the goals of this program, Greenwood collects community data, holds public hearings and solicits comments from residentsIf you would like to be added to an email list to receive updates about the program, please click here.

PY2019 Action Plan Amendment

PY2021 Action Plan DRAFT

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Greenwood.


REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about December 24, 2021 the City of Greenwood will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 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 a project known as Northeast Park Trails Project for the purpose of install a multipurpose trail to the park, increasing the accessibility between the neighborhood and community school, utilizing approximately $255,000 of CDBG funding.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT 
The City of Greenwood has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at 300 South Madison Street, Greenwood, IN 46142 or at CDBG Northeast Park Trail Environmental Review for Activity  and may be examined or copied weekdays 9 A.M to 4 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Kevin Steinmetz at steinmek@greenwood.in.gov. All comments received by December 20, 2021 will be considered by the City of Greenwood prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The City of Greenwood certifies to Indianapolis HUD CPD Office that Mark W. Myers in his capacity as Mayor 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. Indianapolis HUD CPD Office’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Greenwood to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
The Indianapolis HUD CDP Office will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Greenwood’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 Greenwood; (b) the City of Greenwood 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 Indianapolis HUD CPD office; 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 and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to Indianapolis HUD CPD Office at CPD_COVID-19OEE-IND@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact Indianapolis HUD CDP Office to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Name and Title of RE Certifying Officer
Mark W. Myers, Mayor

2019-2023 Consolidated PlanPublic Participation2019-2023 Analysis of Impediments (AI) To Fair Housing Choice

The City of Greenwood values each individual’s civil rights and strives to provide equal opportunity and equitable service to all.  As a recipient of federal funds, the City complies with Title VI and all related statutes, regulations, and directives which provide that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the City on the grounds of race, color, age sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, disability, national origin, religion, income status, veteran status, limited English proficiency, or any other protected classification under federal law.  The City further assures every effort will be made to ensure nondiscrimination in all of its programs and activities, regardless of whether those programs and activities are federally funded. 

For residents who feel they have experienced discrimination, they may file a complaint with the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) or the Fair Housing of Central Indiana.

Link to ICRC: https://www.in.gov/icrc/3091.htm

Link to Fair Housing Center: https://www.fhcci.org/

Link to US Department of Housing and Urban Development https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

As a requirement of receiving Community Development Block Grant funds, the city must take steps to assure that discriminatory actions, either explicit or implicit, that constrain the choices of people to procure adequate housing are being identified and mitigated.  As such, the City published the 2019-2023 Analysis of Impediments (AI) to Fair Housing Choice.