Request for Release of Funds 6/21/2022

CITY OF MUSKEGON
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Oneata Bailey
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
231-724-6918

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Muskegon.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 21, 2022, the City of Muskegon will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Detroit office for the release of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Community Development Block Grant COVID19 Round 1 and Round 3 Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, to undertake projects known as:

2022 ACTIVITIES

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Child Care                                  $  25,000.00
Priority Home Repair                 $200,000.00
Residential Façade                    $  70,000.00
Service Delivery                         $  60,000.00
Housing Ramps                         $  35,000.00
Fire Station Bond                      $244,457.00
Parks                                          $    5,859.00
Youth                                          $ 90,000.00
Admin                                        $182,578.00

TOTAL                                        $794,654.00

HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

 Community Dev. Housing          $  50,948.00
 Rental Rehabilitation                 $  52,342.00
 Rehab Construction                  $202,395.00
 Admin                                         $  33,965.00

TOTAL                                        $339,650

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Muskegon has determined that the projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon and may be requested for copy weekday’s 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M. by calling or by letter.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Office via social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They can also be submitted on the City’s website at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/#contact, or by phone, email, or postal mail to:

Oneata Bailey, Director
Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon MI 49440

oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com

231-724-6717

All comments received by June 20, 2022 will be considered by the City of Muskegon prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Public Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Muskegon certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the City and Franklin Peterson, in his official capacity as City Manager, 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 US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Muskegon to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Muskegon’s 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 City of Muskegon; (b) the City of Muskegon 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 has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; 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 the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development –Detroit Field Office, Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building – 477 Michigan Ave., Room 1710, Detroit, MI 48226-2592 or via email at: detroitcpd@hud.gov.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Publish:  June 5, 2022

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