CDBG Program: Notice for 30 Days Public Comment Period

Notice to the Public
Financial Services Department/Community Improvement Division
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program
Notice for 30 Days Public Comment Period
Substantial Amendment – Prior Year CDBG Resources for FY2022

Annually, the City of Boynton Beach (the City) receives an allocation of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Notice is hereby given that the City through its Financial Services Department/Community Improvement Division proposes to do a Substantial Amendment to its HUD FY2022 Program Year funding to reallocate prior year resources included in the CDBG FY2022 Annual Action Plan.

Per the City’s HUD-approved Citizen Participation Plan, public input is required as part of the Consolidated Plan and Action Plan process. A substantial plan amendment is required when significant changes are identified for any new projects or current projects that require a change in the budget amount in excess of 50 percent. In accordance with Consolidated Plan/Annual Action Plan requirements at 24 CFR Part, 91 Subpart B and the City’s Citizen Participation Plan, the City through this Substantial Amendment provides the opportunity for public comment. In past years, the City has funded projects that did not need to use their entire allocation, leaving the City with “leftover” dollars from previous program years. These activities include Planning and Administration, Housing Rehabilitation and Activity Delivery, and Public Services.

The City currently has $1,159,630.00 in past year’s funds that need to be (re)allocated. These funds are planned for expenditure in CDBG FY2022. None of these dollars can be used to fund public services or administration. These funds are coming from the following years:

Prior Year Resources

FY 2016


FY 2017


FY 2018


FY 2019


FY 2020





At the City Commission meeting on August 16, 2022, City Commission discussed these prior year resources and approved their usage on the following projects during the CDBG FY2022:

  1.  Limited Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program:
    The City of Boynton Beach in partnership with a local Community-Based Development Organization, will carried out a Limited Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation Program to include home repairs and incidental expenses that correct emergency health and safety hazards, and/or other code violation related repairs for low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households.
    Budget:  $400,000.00

  2.  Senior Rental Housing Program:
    The City of Boynton Beach in partnership with a local Community-Based Development Organization, will subsidize part of the purchase and renovation of at least four (4) one-bedroom/one-bath condominium units that will be leased/rented to eligible LMI senior as affordable rentals to reduce their risk of homelessness due to increasing rents.
    Budget:  $504,014.00

  3.  Hester Center Public Facilities Improvements:
    The City will Install 247 solar panels (101 kw system) at the Hester Center as part of public facilities improvements. 31% of Buildings’ energy would be generated by solar. At least 51% of the beneficiaries of this activity must be LMI.
    Budget:  $255,616.00


In accordance with HUD’s Consolidated Plan Regulation 24 CFR 91.105 “Citizen Participation”, written comments relating to this notice will be accepted for 30 days starting on September 9, 2022, to October 9, 2022. All written comments should be sent to RJ Ramirez, Community Improvement Manager at:

Financial Services Department
Community Improvement Division 
Attn: R.J. Ramirez, Community Improvement Manager 
100 E. Ocean Avenue 
Boynton Beach, FL 33435