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Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS April 21, 2024 Name: Board of Clark County Commissioners Address: 3130 East Main Street, Suite 1A, Springfield, OH 45503 Phone Number: 937 521 2160 To All Interested Agencies, Groups, and Individuals: These notices shall satisfy procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the Clark County Commissioners, Community & Economic Development Department. REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS On or about, but not before Monday, April 29th, 2024 the Board of Clark County Commissioners will submit a request to the State of Ohio for the release of Federal funds under Section 104 (g) of Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended; Section 288 of Title II of the Cranston Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act (NAHA), as amended; and/or Title IV of the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, as amended; to be used for the following project: Project Name: Community Development PY21 Community Housing Impact & Preservation Program Project Activities & Source of Federal Funds: CDBG Private Homeowner Repair ($61,965) CDBG Private Homeowner Rehabilitation ($8,035) CDBG Admin/Fair Housing ($10,500) HOME Private Homeowner Rehabilitation ($215,000) RLF Private Homeowner Rehabilitation ($54,100) HOME Homeownership New Construction with Habitat for Humanity ($60,000) HOME Admi/Fair Housing ($27,500) Location: The PY21 CHIP program will be carried out within all of Clark County outside of the City of Springfield, as well as in the City of New Carlisle Single or Multi-Year Project: Multi Year Estimated Cost of Project: $ 437,100.00 The activities proposed are categorically excluded under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations at 24 CFR Part 58 from National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) which is on file at the Clark County Community & Economic Development Department, 3130 East Main Street, Suite 1A. Springfield, OH 45503 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30P.M. The ERR may also be provided upon request electronically via email. Please submit your request by U.S. mail to Clark County Community & Economic Development Department, 3130 East Main Street, Suite 1A. Springfield, OH 45505 or by email to dlackovich-vangorp@ PUBLIC COMMENTS Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Board of Clark County Commissioners by U.S. mail or email at the addresses above. All comments received before Monday, April 29th, 2024 will be considered by the Board of Clark County Commissioners prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing. ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION The Board of Clark County Commissioners certifies to the State of Ohio that Jennifer Hutchinson in her capacity as Clark County Administrator 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. The State of Ohio's approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the Board of Clark County Commissioners to use Program funds. OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS The State of Ohio will accept objections to its release of funds and the Board of Clark County Commissioners 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 Board of Clark County Commissioners; (b) the Board of Clark County Commissioners 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 the State of Ohio; 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 Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development at OCD@development. Potential objectors should contact the State of Ohio to verify the actual last day of the objection period. Jennifer Hutchinson Clark County Administrator 4-21/2024
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