Public Hearing Notice for 2020 CFA Application – February 8 @ 7:45 PM


The Town of Callicoon will hold a hearing on February 8, 2021 at 7:45 PM, with masks and social distancing required, at Callicoon Town Hall, 19 Legion Street, Jeffersonville, New York 12748 for the purpose of hearing public comments on the Town of Callicoon’s community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of one or more Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2020 Program Year.

The CDBG program is administered by the New York State Office of Community Renewal (OCR), and will make available to eligible local governments approximately $49 million for the 2020 program year for housing, economic development, public facilities, public infrastructure, and planning activities, with the principal purpose of benefitting low/moderate income persons. The hearing will provide further information about the CDBG program and will allow for citizen participation in the development of any proposed grant applications and/or to provide technical assistance to develop alternate proposals. Comments on the CDBG program or proposed project(s) will be received at this time. The hearing is being conducted pursuant to Section 570.486, Subpart I of the CFR and in compliance with the requirements of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

At the hearing the Town will describe types of grant assistance available from the NYS Office of Community Renewal and will seek comments and suggestions from the public as to proposed uses of Community Development Block Grant funds. The types of activities that may be undertaken with Community Development Block Grant program funds include acquisition and disposition of real property, public facilities and improvements, clearance activities, public services, payment of non-federal share of another federal program, removal of architectural barriers, relocation, rehabilitation and preservation activities, economic development and job creating activities.

Draft application(s) for Community Development Block Grant assistance will be discussed. The Town is considering a 2020 CFA Public Infrastructure application in an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 to improve water storage facilities of the Youngsville Water District. The proposed project will primarily benefit low and moderate income persons.

The Callicoon Town Hall is accessible to persons with disabilities. If special accommodations are needed for persons with disabilities, those with hearing impairments, or those in need of translation from English, those individuals should contact Town Supervisor Thomas Bose, Callicoon Town Hall, 19 Legion Street, Jeffersonville, New York 12748 at 845-482-5390 or by email at at least one week in advance of the hearing date to allow for necessary arrangements.

Written comments may also be submitted to Thomas Bose, Town Supervisor, Callicoon Town Hall, 19 Legion Street, Jeffersonville, New York 12748 until February 22, 2021.