NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
October 1, 2021
Genesee County, Michigan
1101 Beach Street, Room 111
Flint, Michigan 48502
These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by Genesee County.
REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS
On or about October 18, 2021, Genesee County will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), and Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake projects known as:
1. 2021 City of Burton Infrastructure Improvements ($202,449 of CDBG Funds) – Paving of an existing gravel section of Scottwood Ave Between Barnes Ave and Fern Ave. Work includes paving, updating signage, ditching, and repair of driveways as necessary.
2. 2021 City of Burton Infrastructure Improvements Sidewalks ($30,181 of CDBG Funds) – Installation of new sidewalks on the north side of E. Scottwood Ave from Barnes Ave to Fern Ave.
3. 2021 Village of Otisville Infrastructure Improvements ($8,785 of CDBG Funds) – Sidewalk replacement along the west side of S. State Rd from W. Main St to Orchard St.
4. 2021 Vienna Charter Township Infrastructure Improvements ($43,648 of CDBG Funds) – Installation of a new sidewalk along Vienna Rd from Plaza Dr to Liberty St. This sidewalk will provide a safe route for pedestrian travel in a low/moderate income area of the township.
5. 2021 Genesee County CDBG Home Improvement Program (HIP) ($610,550 of CDBG Funds) – The program provides emergency home repair assistance to eligible owner-occupied single-family homeowners through deferred payment loans throughout Genesee County except non-participating municipalities including the Cities of Clio, Flint, and Davison, and the Villages of Lennon and Otter Lake. The funds will assist low to moderate-income homeowners with home improvements including roofing, window, furnaces, wells, electrical, and plumbing repairs.
6. 2021 Genesee County HOME Home Improvement Program (HIP) ($200,000 of HOME Funds) – The program provides emergency home repair assistance to eligible owner-occupied single-family homeowners aged 62 and over through deferred payment loans throughout Genesee County except non-participating municipalities including the Cities of Clio, Flint, and Davison, and the Village of Lennon and Otter Lake. The funds will assist low to moderate-income homeowners with home improvements including roofing, window, furnaces, wells, electrical, and plumbing repairs.
7. 2021 Genesee County CDBG Neighborhood Purchase/Rehab/Resale Program (NPRR of CDBG Funds) ($200,000) – Purchase, rehab, and resell homes to provide safe, affordable housing to low-to-moderate income households throughout Genesee County.
8. 2021 Genesee County Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) ($1,382,686 of NSP Funds) – Purchase, rehab, and resell homes to provide safe, affordable housing to low-to-moderate income households throughout Genesee County.
For additional information on these projects visit our 2021 Annual Action Plan at http://gcmpc.org/plans-and-reports/
FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT
Genesee County 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 Genesee County Community Development Program, 1101 Beach Street, Room 111, Flint, MI 48502 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 A.M to 12 P.M. and 1 P.M. to 5 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to Genesee County at the address above or to email@example.com. All comments received by October 17, 2021, will be considered by Genesee County prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Notice they are addressing.
RELEASE OF FUNDS
Genesee County certifies to HUD that Genesee County and Mark Young, in his capacity as Chairperson of the Board of County Commissioners, 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 Genesee County to use Program funds.
OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept objections to its release of funds and Genesee County’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 Genesee County; (b) Genesee County 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 by email to CPD_COVID-19OEE-DET@hud.gov. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.
Sheila Taylor, Division Manager, Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
1101 Beach St, Rm 111, Flint, MI 48502; (810) 257-3010; Michigan Relay Center – dial 711
Mark Young, Chairperson, Genesee County Board of Commissioners
1101 Beach Street, Rm 312, Flint, Michigan 48502; (810) 257-3020