State of Maine Action Plan for NSP 3 is On-line!
State of Maine NSP3 Substantial Amendment
Utilizing Supplemental Community Development Block Grant Funding from the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Dodd-Frank Act Through the U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development
The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development is making available for public comment this Substantial Amendment. On October 19, 2010, HUD released the NSP3 Notice with the requirements for the new allocation of NSP funds that were authorized in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Act provides $970 million in new NSP funds to states and local governments to continue to assist in the redevelopment of abandoned and foreclosed homes. Maine will be receiving $5,000,000 in NSP 3 funding subject to the passage of the federal budget. To receive this funding the Office of Community Development must complete and submit a Substantial Amendment to their current HUD approved Consolidated Plan and 2010 Annual Action Plan. Funding is intended to make neighborhoods not only more stable, but also more sustainable, inclusive, competitive, and integrated into the overall metropolitan fabric, including access to transit, affordable housing, employers, and services.
This notice and publication on the Office of Community Development website and subsequent comments received from the public will serve to meet citizen participation requirements. All comments received will be submitted with the Action Plan on March 1, 2011.
To view the Action Plan please go to the OCD website at www.meocd.org or to obtain a written copy, or to request the plan in an alternative format call Susan Bolduc at:
207-624-7484, TTY 1-800-437-1220, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comments will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday February 25, 2011 and may be submitted in writing to Michael D. Baran at:
Office of Community Development 59 State House Station 111 Sewall Street Augusta, Maine 04333-0059; OR via e-mail to: email@example.com