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​Cumberland County Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) Phase II Program

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Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus Response (CDBG-CV) Phase II Program

Public Notice

DATE: February 17, 2021

Cumberland County invites public comment on a CDBG-CV Substantial Amendment, which will add $1,219,874 in CDBG-CV Phase II funds to the Program Year (PY) 2019 Annual Action Plan. The five-day public comment period ends on February 22, 2021. The County’s Citizen Participation Plan was amended in July 2020 to take advantage of the HUD waiver shortening Substantial Amendment public comment periods to five days.

The Substantial Amendment is available for review online at and available upon request by contacting Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director, Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities by mail - 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA, 17013; telephone - (717) 249-0789, ext. 130; or email The public may also review the Substantial Amendment at the Reference Desk in the Cleve J. Fredricksen Library, 100 N. 19th St., Camp Hill, PA 17011; the Bosler Memorial Library, 158 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013; and the Coy Public Library of Shippensburg, 73 W. King St., Shippensburg, PA 17257.

A Virtual Public Hearing will take place during the Cumberland County Commissioners’ Virtual Workshop Meeting on March 4, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. to receive public comments regarding the PY 2019 Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment before it is submitted to HUD for review and approval. The Virtual Voting Meeting to approve the Substantial Amendment will take place on March 8, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. The public may participate in the hearing by accessing this link: The Webinar ID is 957 8433 6350. Persons with disabilities may request special accommodations by contacting Mr. Rafferty at (717) 249-0789, ext. 130, or via email at, no later than close of business on March 2, 2021, for the Virtual Public Hearing and March 6, 2021, for the Virtual Voting Meeting.

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The Substantial Amendment summarized below describes proposed uses of CDBG-CV Phase II funds in PY 2019. $118,933 of the CDBG-CV Phase II grant will be unobligated to allow the County to respond to additional demand in the activities listed below and/or address other unmet community needs.

CDBG-CV Phase II Funded Activities:

1.CAEDC - Cumberland County Small Business Relief Working Capital Grant Program

Request: $250,000

Activity Description: The proposed program will provide grants to small businesses in an effort to retain those businesses impacted by COVID-19. CAEDC will work with Cumberland County’s four Chambers of Commerce to market the program. Eligible applicants must be a for-profit business, physically located in Cumberland County, PA, have 25 or fewer employees, and have been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Grants up to $10,000, or two months of operating expenses, will be provided to eligible applicants. Preference will be given to businesses in the hospitality sector.

    2.St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church - Rehabilitation of Three (3) Housing Units

    Request: $395,941

    Activity Description: Three rental units located at 221 W. Louther St., Carlisle, PA, 17013, will be substantially rehabilitated. The units will be made available to the County’s homeless population. The County’s Coordinated Entry Program will be used to fill the units.

    3.The Salvation Army - My Brother’s Table

Request: $15,000

Activity Description: The proposed program provides nutritious meals to displaced, homeless, and low-income children and adults. My Brother’s Table serves breakfast and dinner 5 days a week. Because of COVID-19, meals are packaged “to-go.”

    4.New Hope Ministries - Emergency Housing & Utility Assistance

    Request: $125,000

    Activity Description: The proposed program will provide emergency housing and utility assistance to those at risk of experiencing homelessness. Emergency Housing Assistance is limited to three months. Rental and mortgage assistance will be paid directly to the landlord/mortgage company.

    5.Community CARES - Family Shelter

    Request: $100,000

    Activity Description: The proposed program will develop a non-congregate 24-hour emergency shelter for families. The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is offering their closed Long-Term Care Facility in Shippensburg on a long-term basis for use as a shelter. Families will also receive case management services. This one-time request will cover operating costs for 12 months.

6.CCHRA - Program Administration

Request: $215,000

Activity Description: Funds will be used to cover staff costs related to project implementation, oversight, and management of the CDBG-CV Program. This includes providing technical assistance to subrecipients.

Comments or recommendations regarding the Substantial Amendment or requests for copies of the Plan may be forwarded by mail to Chris Rafferty, Community Development Director, Cumberland County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities, 114 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA, 17013; by email to; or by telephone at (717) 249-0789, extension 130, no later than 4:30 p.m. on February 22, 2021.

Gary Eichelberger, Chairman

Cumberland County Board of Commissioners

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