Notice of Johnson City CDBG Program Amendments and Public Hearing

Posted by on May 28, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) (Public Law 116-136) makes available $5 billion nationwide in supplemental Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for grants to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV grants). Additionally, the CARES Act provides CDBG grantees with flexibilities that make it easier to use CDBG-CV grants and fiscal years 2019 and 2020 CDBG Grants for coronavirus response and authorizes HUD to grant waivers and alternative requirements.

As part of the CARES Act, Johnson City, Tennessee will receive $313,560 in CDBG-CV funds, for COVID-19 relief and prevention purposes:

Johnson City, TN FY 2019-2020 CDBG budget:
Community Planning and Development – $99,858
Homeowner Rehabilitation/ Reconstruction Program (ASP) – $161,499
Homeowner Rehabilitation/ Reconstruction Program (FTDD) – $250,000
Public Facilities (Sidewalks and Paving) – $211,000
Total – $722,357

Johnson City, TN CARES Act Supplemental Funds:
Food Relief Services (Second Harvest) – $100,000
Homelessness Relief & Prevention Services (Fairview Housing) – $30,050
Homelessness Relief & Prevention Services (Frontier Health) – $67,272
Homelessness Relief & Prevention Services (Salvation Army) – $116,238
Total – $313,560

For FY 2020, Johnson City, Tennessee expects to receive $533,024 in CDBG funds:

Johnson City, TN FY 2020-2021 CDBG budget:
Community Planning and Development Administration – $106,605
Homeowner Rehabilitation/ Reconstruction Program – $555,000
Public Services – $30,000
Land Acquisition, Clearance, and Blight Remediation – $80,000
Total – $771,605*
*includes $238,581 of projected FY 2019-20 CDBG carryover funding.

A virtual public hearing will be conducted on June 4th, 2020 at 10am to review proposed amendments to the FY 2019-2020 Action Plan, the 5-year Consolidated Action Plan for FY 2020-2024, and the FY 2020 Action Plan.

For any inquiries about the CDBG program, to submit a comment, or for information on how to participate in the upcoming public hearing, contact Stephen Freemon, Quality Care Coordinator/Community Grants Administrator, at 423-926-3225 or