PA Department of Community and Economic Development
The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is to foster opportunities for businesses to grow and for communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania citizens while assuring transparency and accountability in the expenditure of public funds.
400 North Street Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17120 United States
The Department of Community and Economic Development publishes notice of a public hearing to be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday August 15, 2019, in PUC Hearing Room 3, Plaza Level of the Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA. The purpose of this hearing is to receive comments on the proposed Pennsylvania Community Services Block Grant Program State Plan for Federal Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021.
The 2020-21 plan will authorize the current formula-based distribution for each of the forty-three (43) federally designated Community Action Agencies in Pennsylvania. The State Plan includes the following:
A description of the state’s roles and responsibilities in administering the Community Services Block Grant Program
A listing of the forty-three (43) current eligible entities and their service areas
A description of the process for allocating funds
A projected goal for each year’s rate of agency compliance with required Organizational Standards
A plan for training and technical assistance provision to the eligible entities
A description of potential discretionary spending projects
A plan for agency risk assessment, program monitoring, and corrective action
Copies of the 2020-21 plan may be obtained beginning August 12, 2019, by contacting the Department of Community and Economic Development, Center for Community Services, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120 or by phone at 717.425.7597 or it can be downloaded from the Department’s web site.
Written comments may be submitted to Lynette Praster, Director, Center for Community Services, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120 until 5 p.m. on August 23, 2019.
Persons with a disability who wish to attend this hearing and require auxiliary aid, services or other accommodations to participate in the proceedings should contact Yvonne Adams at 717.425.7597 to discuss how the Department may accommodate their needs.