Waiver of 30-Day Public Comment Requirement for CPD Action Plans
HUD recently released a memo which revises procedures for the submission and review of action plans for FY 2017 funding for CPD grantees. The timing of the enactment for the FY 2017 appropriations act may leave insufficient time for grantees to complete their pre-submission or pre-amendment citizen participation process before the statutory August 16, 2017 submission deadline. To address this potential issue, HUD has issued a waiver of the regulatory 30-day citizen participation public comment period in favor of a 14-day comment period. This waiver applies to all CPD grantees and is in effect only until August 16, 2017.