CDBG Reports & Applications

16/17 DRAFT CAPER is available below

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

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

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 27, 2017 the City of Hagerstown will submit a request to the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Baltimore Office for the release of Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) funds under Title 1 of the Housing & Community Development Act of 1974
(PL 93-383) as amended, to undertake a project known as the Prospect Avenue Crosswalk for the
purpose of constructing a crosswalk at the intersection of Prospect Avenue and Forest Drive, Hagerstown,
MD, 21742, which falls under the CDBG national objective of Low to Moderate Income Area
Benefit, for $40,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
The City of Hagerstown has determined that the project 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 Hagerstown, Department of Community and Economic
Development, 14 North Potomac Street, Suite 200a and may be examined or copied weekdays 8:00
A.M to 4:30 P.M.

PUBLIC COMMENTS
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Hagerstown,
Department of Community and Economic Development. All comments received by October 26, 2017
will be considered by the City of Hagerstown prior to authorizing submission of a request for release
of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION
The City of Hagerstown certifies to HUD that Robert E. Bruchey, II in his capacity as Mayor 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. HUD’s
approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities
and allows the City of Hagerstown to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Hagerstown’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 Hagerstown; (b) the City of Hagerstown 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 or
other participants in the development process have committed funds, incurred costs or undertaken
activities 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 HUD Baltimore Office at 10 S. Howard Street, 5th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201 Potential
objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Robert E. Bruchey, II, Mayor
City of Hagerstown

Review Plans & Reports


In order to develop sustainable programming, the Department of Community and Economic Development relies on citizen participation. We provide citizens with the opportunity to review our Action Plan and Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). The department also periodically posts Public Hearing notices and information on public services requests for funding.