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City of Rochester Public Notice – CARES Act and the 2019-20 Amended Annual Action Plan

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City of Rochester Public Notice - CARES Act and the 2019-20 Amended Annual Action Plan


I'm writing to you to inform you of a new public notice posted today by the City of Rochester related to funding through the CARES Act, necessitating an amendment to the 2019-20 Consolidated Community Plan, Annual Action Plan.  The substantial amendment to the 2019-20 Annual Action Plan is being done to enable the City to receive and administer additional funds allocated from the CARES Act.

The City of Rochester’s allocations are as follows:

  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV): $4,881,038
  • Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV): $2,444,707
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA-CV): $142,029

To view the full amendment and other related documents, visit

A public comment period on the proposed amendment begins today and will conclude with an on-line public meeting of the Rochester City Council to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 7.

Due to the current state of emergency, the public meeting will allow for comments received to be read into the minutes of the meeting.  Comments on the amendment can be delivered by email to me, Amy Ventura, at or by U.S. mail to Amy Ventura, c/o CARES Act Action Plan Amendment, City Hall Room 224B, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY 14614. 
In order for a comment to be presented at the on-line public hearing, it must be received no later than 5 pm on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 and be prefaced by the name and address of the commenting individual or organization.  Each comment submitted in this manner will be read into the record for up to 3 minutes of time on the live cast of the public hearing that begins at 5 pm on Thursday, May 7.  In addition, the full text of the comment will be shared with each member of the Council prior to the hearing. 

The public hearing will be conducted remotely and on-line and can be streamed live on the Council's Facebook Page or YouTube Page

Thank you,

Amy Ventura
CDBG Coordinator
City of Rochester


City of Rochester · 30 Church St · Rochester, NY 14614-1206 · USA