NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
February 13, 2022
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 after April 20, 2022, 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 CARES Act Program (CDBG-CV), Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), and Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, to undertake projects known as:
1. 2020 Vocational Independence Program Public Services ($25,000 of CDBG-CV Funds) – Install a new hoop house and irrigation system on an existing parking lot at 5069 Van Slyke Road, Flint, MI 48507. The hoop house will be 22’ wide by 30’ long and secured with anchors that are about 2’ deep. This project will provide employment training, outreach, and community engagement for individuals with disabilities and barriers to employment.
2. 2022 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 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.
3. 2022 City of Grand Blanc Infrastructure Improvements ($13,871 of CDBG Funds) – Install bus stop covers and benches along the MTA route in low-to-moderate income areas of the City. There are various proposed locations throughout the City of Grand Blanc. Ground disturbance will include a concrete pad that the bus shelter and benches will sit on top of. The concrete pad will be 17’ x 12.5’ x 4” deep. The bus shelter will be about 12.25’ x 6.5’ x 9’.
4. 2022 Genesee County CDBG Home Improvement Program (HIP) ($600,534 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.
*Note that project costs are estimates and will be updated when HUD funding allocations for Program Year 2022 are received.
For additional information on these projects, please contact Damon Fortney, Lead Planner, at email@example.com or (810) 257-3010
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments received by February 28, 2022, 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 Domonique Clemons, 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
Domonique Clemons, Chairperson, Genesee County Board of Commissioners
1101 Beach Street, Rm 312, Flint, Michigan 48502; (810) 257-3020