NOTICE OF CUMBERLAND COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUNDING
REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
Cumberland County Community Development (CCCD) seeks qualified applicants to submit applications
for the following activities:
1.) Public Services (Case Management and/or Homeless Services): This year, CCCD will only funds
programs that will provide case management and / or services to homeless persons or those persons
at-risk of becoming homeless. Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, public
agencies, and under certain conditions, units of local government. Funding may be used for human
services programs that provide services for low and moderate- income residents. Maximum CDBG funds
available: $60,000. More than one project may be funded from this allocation.
Note: Projects / programs located within Shaw Heights neighborhood (a designated Neighborhood
Revitalization Strategy Area) have a higher funding cap of up to $100,000.
2.) Public Facilities / Improvements: Eligible applicants include non-profit organizations, public
agencies, and under certain conditions, units of local government. Funding can be provided for
acquisition, rehabilitation, or construction of public facilities and / or improvements that
provide services for low to moderate income residents. Structures may include, but are not limited
to: shelters, transitional housing, community centers, and water/sewer. Maximum CDBG funds
available per project application: $150,000. More than one project may be funded from this
3.) Affordable Housing Development: Eligible applicants include non-profit or for-profit entities,
public agencies, and under certain conditions, units of local government. HOME funding may be used
for affordable housing activities to include construction of new units or rehabilitation of
existing housing units. Applicants may propose units for sale or for rent and in any combination
of single family or attached housing design. Maximum funds available: $1,000,000. More than one
project may be funded from this allocation.
4.) Special Economic Development Activities: Eligible applicants include non-profit or for-profit
entities that will create or retain jobs for low/moderate income persons. Funding may be used to
finance costs that include acquisition, construction or rehabilitation, site improvements, and
purchase of machinery and equipment. Maximum CDBG funds available per project application:
$100,000. More than one project may be funded from this allocation.
Note: Proposed projects must be consistent with Cumberland County Community Development’s 2020-2025
Consolidated Plan. The selected projects will be funded during the Program Year July 1, 2022
through June 30, 2023. All projects must meet the specific requirements outlined in the
Program/Project Location: Cumberland County (certain restrictions may apply).
Application Deadline: Friday, February 25, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.
Applications and guidelines can be obtained by:
• Telephone request at 910-323-6112;
• E-mail request at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
• Picking up a copy from the CCCD office located at 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC
In the event that CCCD determines, in its sole discretion, that it is necessary to revise any Part
of this notice, an addendum, supplement, or amendment to this notice will be posted at
http://www.co.cumberland.nc.us/community_dev.aspx. It is the responsibility of the applicant to
check the website for any such addendums, supplements, or amendments made to the notice.
Income restrictions may apply. Funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
(HUD). Funding subject to change pending HUD’s approved allocations and availability of grant
NOTICE TO PUBLIC OF A FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT
IMPACT (FONSI) ON THE ENVIRONMENT
County of Cumberland
Community Development Department
707 Executive Place
Post Office Box 1829
Fayetteville, NC 28302
Amy H. Cannon, County Manager
TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS
The above-named County proposes to request the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to release Federal funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended for the following project:
Project: Myrover-Reese Fellowship Hall Project
Project Description: This project involves construction and rehabilitation of the fellowship hall of Myrover-Reese Recovery Homes. The interior bathrooms and storage areas of the current fellowship hall (1114 sq ft) will be removed and new construction (1319 sq ft) will add 10 breakout rooms, 3 offices for admin staff, 2 bathrooms, and a small lobby area.
Location: 560 Wilkes Rd., Fayetteville, NC
Estimated amount of CDBG funds that will be used: $200,000
It has been determined that such request for release of funds will not constitute an action significantly effecting the quality of the human environment and, accordingly, the above-named County has decided not to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.
An Environmental Review Record pertaining to this project has been made by the above-named County which documents the environmental review of the project and more fully sets forth the reasons why such statement is not required. This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request, at Cumberland County Community Development, 707 Executive Place, Fayetteville, North Carolina between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
No further environmental review of such project is proposed to be conducted, prior to the request for release of funds.
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON FONSI
All interested agencies, groups, and persons disagreeing with this FONSI decision are invited to submit written comments for consideration by Cumberland County to the office of Community Development Department, 707 Executive Place, P.O. Drawer 1829, Fayetteville, NC 28302, on or before February 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. All such written comments so received will be considered and Cumberland County will not request the release of Federal Funds or take any administrative action on the proposed project prior to the date specified in the preceding sentence.
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS
At least one day after the termination of the public comment period for the FONSI but not before comments on the FONSI have been considered and resolved, Cumberland County will submit a Request for Release of Funds (RROF) and Certification to HUD. Cumberland County is certifying to HUD that the County and the chief executive officer or other officer of the County approved by HUD, in his/her official capacity as County Manager, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental review, decision making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the Certifying Officer, County Manager, Amy Cannon, may use the CDBG funds and HUD will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and related laws and authorities.
OBJECTION TO RELEASE OF FUNDS
HUD will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases: (a) That the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of the responsible entity approved by HUD: or (b) that the responsible entity’s Environmental Review Record for the project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process. Objections to the release of funds must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58) and may be addressed to HUD at:
Lenwood Smith, II, PWS
Environmental Protection Specialist
U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development
1500 Pinecroft Road
Greensboro, NC 27407
Objections on bases other than those stated above will not be considered by HUD. All objections must be received by HUD within 15 days from the time HUD receives the Responsible Entity’s request for release of funds and certification, or within the time period specified, whatever is later.