Community Development Block Grant Program

Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans

The City of Slidell is a CDBG entitlement community. The City’s Consolidated Plan governs how the City spends its CDBG funds and the Annual Action Plans state specifically what the City will do with its CDBG funds.

If you would like to provide input on the City’s housing and community development needs, please contact the City’s CDBG Administrator at cdbg@cityofslidell.org or 985-646-4320.

2022-2023 Annual Action Plan (pdf; 165KB)

2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, which includes 2020 Annual Action Plan (pdf; 6.1MB)

Public Notice – Request for Release of Funds and Finding of No Significant Impact

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about December 20, 2021, the City will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of Community Development Block Grant funds (FY 2020 (B-20-MC-22-0010); FY21 (B-21-MC-22-0010); FY22 (B-22-MC-22-0010); FY23 (B-23-MC-22-0010); FY24 (B-24-MC-22-0010)) under Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of the 1974, as amended, to undertake a project known as (CDBG) Ducksworth Park Multi-Phase Project for the purpose of providing physical improvements in Ducksworth Park.

Ducksworth Park is located at 1191 Campbell St in Slidell, Louisiana, and is owned and operated by the City. Project components include but are not limited to the conversion of a baseball field to a multi-use field, new LED lighting on new poles, construction of a new paved walkway and nature trail, construction of new restroom, renovation of existing restroom, construction of new pavilion facility, construction of new playground, construction of additional parking, installation of new wayfinding signs, ADA improvements, and new detention pond. The estimated total HUD funded amount is $800,000.

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City has determined that the project will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) available here or at 250 Bouscaren St, Ste. 203, Slidell, LA 70458 and may be examined or copied weekdays 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. until December 17, 2021.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

To comment or ask questions: email cdbg@cityofslidell.org; call 985-646-4320; or mail or deliver to CDBG, c/o Planning Department, 250 Bouscaren St, Ste. 203, Slidell, LA, 70458. All comments received by December 19, 2021 will be considered by the City prior to submitting a request for release of funds. Comments should specify the Ducksworth Park Multi-Phase Project.

ENVIRONMENTAL CERTIFICATION

The City certifies to HUD that Greg G. Cromer, in his capacity as Mayor, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to the City’s Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification for a period of fifteen (15) days following the submission date specified above or the actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City; (b) the City has omitted a step or failed to make a determination or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58 or by CEQ regulations at 40 CFR 1500-1508, as applicable; (c) the City has omitted one or more steps in the preparation, completion, or publication of the Environmental Assessment or Environmental Impact Study per 24 CFR Subparts E, F or G of Part 58, as applicable; (d) the grant recipient or other participant in the development process has committed funds for or undertaken activities not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before release of funds and approval of the environmental certification; or (e) another Federal, State, or local agency has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to HUD, Office of Community Development, Hale Boggs Federal Building, 500 Poydras St, 9th Floor, New Orleans, LA 70130-3099. Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

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