Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA)
The proposed information collection requirement described below will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal.
Community Development Block Grant Program; Small Cities Program; Proposed Rule
This proposed rule would amend HUD's regulations governing the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program for non-entitlement areas in the state of Hawaii. Pursuant to statutory authority, the state of Hawaii has elected not to administer funds to units of general local governments located in non-entitlement areas within the state. The statute provides that if Hawaii opts to not assume responsibility for the program, then the Secretary of HUD will make grants to the units of general local government located in Hawaii's non-entitlement areas, employing the same distribution formula as was used under prior regulations. This proposed rule would modify HUD's regulations to clarify how the CDBG program will be implemented in the non-entitlement areas of Hawaii. HUD has also taken the opportunity afforded by this proposed rule to update and streamline the subpart F regulations, particularly with regard to the HUD-administered Small Cities program in New York, which awarded its last competitive grant in Fiscal Year (FY) 1999.