MOA Annual 2010 Action Plan Amendment #1 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Municipality of Anchorage
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan 2008-2012
Annual 2010 Action Plan Amendment #1
Written comments accepted through 4:00 pm, December 9, 2009. Comments accepted in person during Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Commission Public Hearing, December 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm, Mayor's Conference Room 632 W. 6th Ave, 8th Floor Room 830. Request for special accommodations at public hearing should be made to the contact listed below.
The Municipality of Anchorage and the HAND Commission are proposing an amendment to the 2010 Action Plan, which allocates the use of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Public Service Projects as allowed under 24 CFR 570.201(e). All funding commitments are pending completion of an Environmental Review as per 24 CFR Part 58, approval by the HAND Commission and Anchorage Municipal Assembly, and receipt and appropriation of funds.
The following projects are the top ranked proposer selected through a competitive request for grant proposal (RFGP) process for 2010 and 2011 which was opened to qualified non-profit organizations to provide health and human services within the Municipality of Anchorage.
Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP): This amendment proposes awarding $65,000 for 2010 and $65,000 for 2011 funding to the RurAL CAP, Housing First Project located at 120 N. Hoyt Street, Anchorage, AK. Housing First targets homeless chronic public inebriates to provide outreach and intensive case management to assist individuals in obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. This project meets a national objective of serving low- and moderate-income persons (24CFR570.208(a)(2)(i)(C)).
Alaska Legal Services Corporation: This amendment proposes awarding $100,000 for 2010 and $100,000 for 2011 funding to Alaska Legal Services Corporation for the Children at Risk Project located at 1015 W 6th Avenue, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK. The Children at Risk Project targets homeless families with children to provide direct and immediate civil legal assistance. This project meets a national objective of serving low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i)(C)).
Covenant House Alaska: This amendment proposes awarding $50,708 for 2010 and $50,708 for 2011 to Covenant House Alaska for the 4HIRE Project located at 750 W 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK. The 4HIRE Project targets homeless youths to provide assistance to prepare individuals for employment through targeted workshops and individual case management. This project meets a national objective of serving low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i)(C)).
The Salvation Army: This amendment proposes awarding $45,000 for 2010 and $45,000 for 2011 to The Salvation Army - McKinnell House for the Children's Activity Project located at 1712 A Street, Anchorage, AK. The Children's Activity Project targets children of homeless and near homeless families to provide staffing for children's activities while parents take advantage of the educational classes offered at McKinnell House. This project meets a national objective of serving low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i)(C)).
Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, Inc. (AWAIC): This amendment proposes awarding an amount not to exceed $68,733 for 2010 and $68,733 for 2011 to AWAIC for the Emergency Shelter and Non-Residential Case Management Support Program located at 100 W 13th Avenue, Anchorage, AK. The actual amount is contingent upon the funding available after the above awards have been distributed. The Emergency Shelter and Non-Residential Case Management Support Program targets homeless individuals or those at-risk of homelessness due to domestic violence to provide a case manager to expand existing services to address key Community Development Public Service Needs including youth an child care services, transportation services, substance abuse services, employment training and crime awareness. This project meets a national objective of serving low- and moderate-income persons (24 CFR 570.208(a)(2)(i)(C)).
For more information, contact Lynda McLarrin at 343-4655. Comments may be presented in person to the Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission during the public hearing scheduled for 4:00 pm on December 9th, at 632 W. 6th Avenue, in the Mayor's Conference Room (8th Floor). Written comments received by 4:00 pm December 9th will be accepted by fax, e-mail, mail or delivery to the following location:
Mail: Department of Health and Human Services, Municipality of Anchorage, PO Box 196650, Anchorage, AK 99519-6650
Hand Delivery: 825 L Street, Room 423B, Anchorage, Alaska
Any member of the public who is in need of special accommodations is asked to call Martha Firmin-Parker at 343-4881.