Public Notices, Income Limits, Reports, & Other Links
The City of Jonesboro was recently awarded $366,336 in CDBG-CV III funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This funding is meant to go towards COVID-19 relief activities in the City of Jonesboro. In compliance with our Citizen Participation Plan, City of Jonesboro hosted Public Hearings to discuss the funding with the public on November 19, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Additional public comment will be open until Friday, November 27, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Please fill out the following survey to let your opinions be heard: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2NZQ65G
If you missed the hearing and would like to watch the Facebook Live, that can be accessed here:
HUD Income Limits
To qualify for CDBG funds a project must meet the Low and Moderate Income (LMI) Benefit National Objective. This means that an activity must benefit LMI persons or households. This is accomplished by serving individuals or households that earn 80% of area median income (AMI) and below (see link to chart below), or by serving persons presumed to be LMI such as those with special needs, persons with disabilities, homeless persons and the elderly.
Another way to meet the LMI benefit criteria is to provide a service that assists a minimum of 51% low and moderate-income persons or the project must be located in an area predominantly inhabited by LMI residents.
Each program has specific requirements, however all programs require that the following Family Income Guidelines be met: HUD Income Limits.
Annual Action Plan
The City of Jonesboro submits an Annual Action Plant to HUD. The Action Plan provides a concise summary of the actions, activities, and the specific CDBG Program funds that will be used each year for activities addressing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities benefiting low- and moderate-income persons within city limits of Jonesboro.
2020 Action Plan includes $616,257 CDBG Program funds and $362,524 CDBG-CV (COVID-19) funds.
The FY2015 Action Plan was amended to include $230,000.00 in recaptured funds from previous years, which totals in the amount of $804,495.00. The $230,000.00 recaptured funds is proposed to be added to the existing $40,000.00 for Sidewalk projects in Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area.
Consolidated Plan - Five Year Plan
The Consolidated Plan is a plan of five years in length, which describes community needs, resources, priorities, and proposed activities to be undertaken under CDBG.