It is the intent of the Centre County Commissioners to apply for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Competitive funds through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) to support the Haines-Aaronsburg Water Well Rehabilitation project.

A public hearing will be held on December 2, 2020, 4:00 PM. Keeping with federal and state guidelines regarding COVID 19, this meeting will take place as a virtual video web and tele conference. The public is invited to observe and participate in the hearing as follows:

To access via web video, type the link:
https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/8383951780.
To access via telephone dial +1(470) 869-2200 and enter Meeting ID: 838 395 1780.

The meeting will be recorded. The meeting platform is accessible to persons with disabilities. If accommodations are needed for those with special needs related to language, sight, or hearing, please call (570) 524-4491 at least five days in advance. 

This public hearing is being held to allow citizens an opportunity to become educated on the project, as well as provide a forum for citizen feedback and discussion. Public testimonials and support are critical for this project to be considered for CDBG Competitive grant funding.

The public hearing will be facilitated by staff from the SEDA-Council of Governments. Items of discussion include:

  •  Project Description
  •  CDBG Competitive Program Requirements
  •  CDBG Competitive Application Schedule
  •  Anticipated Budget and Construction Schedule
  •  Special Conditions of the CDBG Competitive Grant

To learn more about the Haines-Aaronsburg Water Well Rehabilitation project and, more importantly, how this project may affect you directly, you are encouraged to attend this public hearing.

Technical assistance will be provided upon request to any groups or persons, especially LMI persons or their representatives, when developing proposals intending to use CDBG funds. The Commissioners will strive to make all programs and activities accessible to the learning, mobility, vision, hearing, and language-impaired persons. If you have a disability or limited English proficiency and require an auxiliary aid or accommodations, please contact Nicole Hogan at SEDA-COG, 1-800-332-6701, to discuss your needs.

 Translators will be available upon request.

Any complaints should be written and submitted to Mitzi Gallagher-Long at SEDA-COG. Written responses will be addressed within 15 working days when practicable.