Advisement to Correct the Activity Code

Community Development Block Grant Activities

The Prince George’s County Housing and Community Development’s Advisement to the correct the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Activity Code for the Roots of Mankind Corporation Program Year 1 Community Development Block Grant – Recovery (CDBG-R) project and Walker Mill Community Development Corporation (CDC) Program Year 34 CDBG project is now available for the general public.

On June 2, 2009, County Resolution (CR-32-2009) was adopted.  The purpose of this resolution was to amend the Annual Action Plan (AAP): 2009 to serve as the application for a CDBG-R grant.  Roots of Mankind Corporation was allocated $150,000 in CDBG-R funds to provide and equip affordable housing with energy efficiency for eleven (11) very low to moderate-income residents.  The subrecipient expended $9,341.21 for eligible costs associated with office operations.  However, the project did not move forward.  The remaining unspent funds were reprogrammed to other eligible activities.  Since the use of CDBG-R funds were associated with operating expenses only, the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will change the activity code from 14F – Energy Efficiency Improvements to 21A General Program Administration. 

On September 29, 2009, County Resolution (CR-46-2009) was adopted.  The purpose of this resolution was to amend the AAP: 2009 to restructure, reprogram, and approve CDBG activities generally related to housing and community development.  Walker Mill CDC was allocated $629,762.16 in CDBG funds for pre-development, design, permit and contractor selection, administration (consultant), demolition and construction of a child care development and multi-purpose education and training facility in Capitol Heights.  Approximately 120 low to moderate-income individuals would have benefited from this project, if completed.  The subrecipient expended $67,475.70 for pre-development costs, such as architect and engineering designs site plans and permits.  However, this project did not move forward.  The remaining unspent funds are pending County Council legislation action and the County Executive’s approval.  Since the use of CDBG funds was associated with predevelopment costs only, DHCD will change the activity code from 03 – Public Facilities Improvements (General) to 21A General Program Administration. 

It has been determined that neither a “Substantial Amendment” nor a public hearing is required because the purpose of these changes is technical.  No meaningful change (scope, location, etc.) will occur.  This is only an attempt to close out the CDBG-R and CDBG projects. 

For more information, please contact Ms. Shirley E. Grant, CPD Administrator at 301-883-5540 or 301-883-5570.

Prince George’s County affirmatively promotes equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, ethnic or national origin, disability, or familial status in admission or access to benefits in programs or activities.

By Authority of:

Eric C. Brown, Director

Department of Housing and Community Development

9200 Basil Court, Suite 420

Largo, Maryland 20774

Date:  September 26, 2013