While the Division of Grants Monitoring and Administration (GMA) does not provide CDBG, HOME, ESG and HOPWA funds directly to individuals, everyone in our community plays a vital role in providing input in developing the City’s:
- Five Year Consolidated Plan
- Annual Action Plan
- Other Community Engagements
Stay informed on the latest happenings by viewing our Public Notices. You may provide input by using our Contact Us page.
In addition to email replies through the Contact Us page, you can sign up to speak directly to City Council either as an individual or a group at:
- City Council Meetings on Thursdays at 9:00 am at City Council Chambers
- Quality of Life Council Sub-committee which is every 3rd Tuesday at 10:00 am in the City Hall Media Briefing
The City of San Antonio’s Neighborhood and Housing Services Department invites interested persons, organizations, and agencies to participate in the development of the Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan guides the City in its use of funding received annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) for the next five years.
As part of this process, the City will hold community input meetings with stakeholders and residents to gather information to assess the community’s current needs, identify resources and develop goals and strategies to address the priority of unmet needs.
Annual Action Plan
A minimum of two public hearings shall be conducted. One public hearing shall be required during the development of the Annual Action Plan to encourage citizen participation and comments. An additional public hearing shall be required once a proposed Annual Action Plan has been drafted and released for a 30-day public comment period.
Substantial Amendment to Annual Action Plan
A substantial amendment to the Annual Action Plan shall consist of any action(s) which reallocates funds during the course of a Program Year which exceeds $1,000,000 for CDBG, HOME and HUD 108 Loan funds. A minimum of one public hearing shall be required once the proposed Substantial Amendment has been drafted and released for a 30-day comment period.
“Non-Substantial” Amendments to Annual Action Plan shall consists of any action which reallocates funds during the course of a Program Year which cumulatively does not exceed $1,000,000 for all CDBG, HOME and HUD 108 Loans combined. Once the maximum program-year limit of $1,000,000 of been reached for all program funds combined, any additional reallocation of funds will be considered a Substantial Amendment. A 30-day comment period is not required for non-substantial amendments.
Substantial Amendment to Consolidated Plan
A substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan shall consist of the addition or deletion of any priority or objective. A minimum of one public hearing shall be required once the proposed Substantial Amendment has been drafted and released for a 30-day comment period.
Public Notice and Comment Period Requirements
Information regarding the dates, times, and location of any public hearing shall be published
a minimum of two weeks prior to its occurrence in any of the following publications: San
Antonio Express News, the San Antonio Recorder, The Observer and La Prensa.
In compliance with federal Consolidated Plan regulations, the City’s Citizen Participation Plan requires the Proposed Consolidated Plan, Proposed Annual Action Plan and any Proposed Substantial Amendment be made available for citizen review and comment for a minimum of 30-days prior to City Council adoption.
Notice of the Proposed Consolidated Plan, Proposed Annual Action Plan and any Proposed Substantial Amendment must be posted in any of the local publications referenced above at a minimum of 30-days prior to
City Council adoption. This notice must provide the locations where the documents may be
reviewed, which at a minimum must include the Division of Grants Monitoring and
Administration, the Department of Human Services, the Central Library and online at http://www.sanantonio.gov/GMA.aspx
To ensure an inclusive citizen participation effort is exercised, accommodations shall be
provided to non-English speakers by the Division of Grants Monitoring and Administration as
the need for such services arises.
The time frames for public hearings, number of hearings and comment period length for each major submission to HUD are described in the Citizen Participation Plan matrix below. The agencies where these can be reviewed is also listed in the Matrix.
Consolidated Participation Plan Matrix