NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING AND NOTICE OF A PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD FOR LANCASTER CITY’S DRAFT 2020 CAPER, DRAFT 2021 – 2025 CONSOLIDATED ACTION PLAN, DRAFT 2021 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The purpose of the meeting is to review, discuss and receive input on the following three documents: Lancaster’s draft Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2021 – 2025) broadly outlines how the City of Lancaster will use two important grants (Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs) given to the City from the Federal Government (through the Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD) over the course of the next five years. Lancaster’s draft Annual Action Plan (2021) specifically describes the upcoming activities to be funded in 2021 with the City’s annual allocation of CDBG and ESG. Lancaster’s draft CAPER reviews accomplishments of the 2020 program Lancaster City CDBG and ESG program year.
A copy of these draft documents can be found linked below.
The City will accept citizen comments regarding the 2020 CAPER for 15 days from March 26 until April 12. The City will accept citizen comments regarding the Five Year Consolidated Action Plan (2021 – 2025) and 2021 Annual Action Plan for 30 days from March 26 until April 27.
Public comments can also be made via mail at Lancaster City Hall, 120 North Duke Street (P.O. Box 1599), c/o Chris Delfs, Lancaster, PA 17608-1599, on the Engage Lancaster platform referenced above, and by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What We Do
The Community Development Division administers the City’s Community Development Block Grant Program, the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and State grants provided through DCED and the Commonwealth’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. The Division is also responsible for researching and applying for other grant opportunities to assist the Department finance programs and projects focused on community, economic, housing and neighborhood development. The Division assists city non- profit organizations in applying for and administering State grants where the City must act as a pass through for the grant to the non-profit. The Community Development Division also serves as the city’s principal representative to the Lancaster County Coalition to End Homelessness.