REVISED NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND 2020 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN The City of Grand Forks has available for public review and comment a draft Five Year Consolidated Plan for the use of U.

The City of Grand Forks has available for public review and comment a draft Five Year Consolidated Plan for the use of U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funds for the years 2020 – 2024. The purpose of the consolidated planning process is to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities primarily for low-and moderate- income people. The Consolidated Plan includes the 2020 budget & allocation, the Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), which includes the Language Access Plan, and the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). These documents can be found on the Community Development page of the City’s webpage at
In addition to the regular CDBG allocation, the City of Grand Forks will also receive $268,054 in CARES Act funding (CDBG-CV). A revised list of proposed activities for 2020 follows:
Administration City of Grand Forks Administration of CDBG Program $127,022
CV Public Service CDBG & CDBG-CV $363,700
Red River Valley Com Action Emergency
Shelter Operating Funds $10,000
Prairie Harvest Mental Health Life
Skills/Job Dev (CDBG-CV) $25,000
Development Homes In-Home Operating Funds (CDBG-CV) $25,000
Salvation Army Emergency Assistance (CDBG-CV) $34,000
Global Friends Coalition Family Mentors/Adult Educ. (CDBG-CV) $25,000
GF Homes Homeless Families w/Children Case Manager $25,000
Northlands Rescue Mission (CDBG-CV) $34,000
GF Housing Authority Starting Out Right Program $25,000
Spectra Health Vision 2020 Optometry Services $25,000
Red River Valley Habitat for Humanity Operating Funds $10,700
Lutheran Social Serv. Family Strengthening Services (CDBG-CV) $25,000
Community Violence Intervention Center Initial
Crisis Response (CDBG-CV) $25,000
St. Joseph’s Social Care Operating/Food Pantry (CDBG-CV) $25,000
High Plains Fair Housing Center Eviction Prevention Legal
Services (CDBG-CV) $50,000
CDBG Bricks & Mortar $423,000
Centre Inc. Emergency Services Expansion/Rehab $82,000
Phoenix Elementary School Inclusive Playground $103,000
St. Joseph’s Social Care Bathroom Renovation $50,000
Faith and Hope LP Rehab of Group Homes/Apartments $155,000
Northlands Rescue Mission Heating System Update $33,000
Subtotal $913,722
Housing Rehab Revolving HomeCents Housing Rehab Program
Loan Fund administered by Red River Valley
Community Action $175,000
Total 2020 CDBG & CDBG-CV $1,088,722
Written comments on the draft 2020 – 2024 Consolidated Plan will be accepted until 12:00 noon on Monday, June 1, 2020. The City Council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and approve the draft plan, 2020 CDBG and CDBG-CV budget, CPP, and AI as well as the City’s performance in administration of HUD activities at its meeting on Monday, June 1, at 5:30 p.m. After that time, the plan, along with any public comments, will be submitted to HUD for review.
Due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, City Hall is currently closed to the public. Members of the City Council may be attending this meeting electronically or telephonically. This meeting will be conducted with social distancing modifications consistent with the recommendations of the CDC. In person attendance at the meeting by the public will not be allowed. Members of the public may view the live airing of the City Council meeting on Grand Forks Channel 2 or streamed live through the City’s Facebook page at Any member of the public seeking to submit comments relating to an Agenda item or public hearing should submit their comments to or call (701)746-2678 for further information. All comments received prior to 5:00 p.m. on the meeting day will be considered part of the record of the meeting as if personally presented.
Hearing impaired (TDD) number is North Dakota Relay 711. For alternative formats or special accommodations for persons with limited English proficiency or disabilities, please contact Tangee Bouvette, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, at 746-2665, at least 24 hours prior to a meeting. It is the policy of the City of Grand Forks to provide services without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, familial status, physical handicap or disability. The City is an equal employment/equal housing opportunity agency.
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