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City of Sherman Final Statement/Action Plan of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2022
By City of Sherman
Sep 28, 2022
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CITY OF SHERMAN, TEXAS

FINAL STATEMENT/ACTION PLAN OF

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

AND PROJECTED USE OF FUNDS FOR PROGRAM YEAR 2022

GRANT NO: B-22-MC-48-0027

The City of Sherman has received notice from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that its entitlement grant for the Community Development Program (CDBG) for program year 2022 is $335,940.00. These funds will be available on October 1, 2022.

Activities that directly benefit low- and moderate-income persons will be available citywide. Other activities which have an area benefit will only be available in areas of the city which are populated by a majority of low- and moderate-income persons. The City has met citizen participation requirements.

The City of Sherman's Consolidated Plan is a document which is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and includes the following subjects:

(1) Housing and Homeless Needs Assessment - A description of the jurisdiction's estimated housing needs for the ensuing five-year period;

(2) Housing Market Analysis - A description of the significant characteristics of the jurisdiction's housing market, including supply, demand, condition and cost of housing and the housing stock and services available (i.e., public and assisted housing, homeless, elderly, frail elderly, persons with disabilities (mental/physical/developmental), persons with alcohol and other drug addictions, and persons with HIV/AIDS and related diseases;

(3) Strategic Plan - A description of the five-year strategy and plan to address affordable housing, homelessness, other special needs and non-housing community development plan; and,

(4) Action Plan - A description of the jurisdiction's one-year plan of activities to be undertaken during the coming year.

The overall goal of this community development planning and development program is to develop viable urban communities by providing suitable living environments and expanded economic opportunities, principally for low/moderate income persons and special need populations of the City of Sherman. Therefore, based on these objectives, the following use of funds is being proposed:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM ACTION PLAN -- PROGRAM YEAR 2022

DEMOLITION/CLEARANCE PROGRAM: $88,000

A program to demolish vacant, substandard structures and clear property lots that pose a risk to health and safety.

PARK IMPROVEMENT: $130,452

A program to fund projects in parks within low- and moderate-income target areas and improve ADA accessibility in parks throughout the city of Sherman, promoting general health and wellness among the entire community. Focus will especially be to benefit those living in low-moderate income areas and those with disabilities.

PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: $67,188

➢ CITY PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION: $53,188
The City proposes to use the Administration funds for personnel and support for all phases of the application process, environmental reviews, fair labor standard compliance, contract management, fair housing Grantee Performance Report, and preparation of annual Action Plan, Performance Report associated with the City of Sherman Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Strategy, and the producing of the 10-year Fair Housing Study.

➢ CASA OF GRAYSON COUNTY: $3,500
A program to train and support volunteer advocates and staff on process and procedures to advocate for foster children in Grayson County that have been abused or neglected.

➢ CHILD & FAMILY GUIDANCE CENTER: $3,500
A program to provide counseling services for family dysfunction, alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, and sexual abuse for low- and moderate-income Sherman residents.

➢ FOUR RIVERS OUTREACH: $3,500
A program that serves those who are overcoming their struggles with addiction by providing a menís residential 16-bed facility and a 12-month Life Renewal program. Recipients are those who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

➢ GRAND CENTRAL STATION: $3,500
A program to support nutrition, specifically food for low- and moderate-income Sherman residents.

PUBLIC SERVICE ACTIVITIES: $50,300

➢ BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF SHERMAN, INC.: $4,000
Funds to be used to assist with the development and advancement of a teen program for those from low- and moderate-income households.

➢ CHILDRENíS ADVOCACY CENTER: $4,000
A program to provide high quality services to abused and traumatized children who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

➢ GRAYSON COUNTY CRISIS CENTER: $4,000
A program of activities that will provide emergency assistance to homeless women and children of domestic violence who, at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

➢ HOUSE OF ELI: $6,000
Funds will be used to house and assist young men, ages 18-21, who are aging out of foster care or being released from incarceration provide shelter, food, clothing, personal needs, and a family environment in which they can thrive.

➢ MULTICULTURAL FAMILY CENTER: $6,000
Provide direct adult educational services to underserved immigrant population including ESL, Parenting, Family Literacy and Citizenship.

➢ SHERMAN HOUSING AUTHORITY: $5,000
A program to address the problems of drug abuse and associated crime in public housing. Activities include increasing law enforcement services to stop the sale of illegal drugs in and around assisted housing, apprehend sellers of such drugs, and reduce crime in the assisted housing area.

➢ SHERMAN YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION: $3,000
A program to provide sports equipment to children from low- and moderate-income households so that they can participate safely in activities offered by the Sherman Youth Sports Association.

➢ TEXOMA COMMUNITY CENTER: $3,500
CAMP Wonder provides an opportunity for the children receiving mental health services through TCC to socialize with their peers in a fun environment while being taught skills that they can translate to their lives.

➢ TEXOMA FAMILY SHELTER, INC.: $4,300
A program of activities that will provide emergency assistance to homeless individuals and families, who at one time, resided within the city limits of Sherman.

➢ TEXOMA AREA PARATRANSIT SYSTEM: $3,500
CDBG funds will pay for public transportation costs for eligible residents to access medical, nutrition, education, grocery, and other eligible activities.

➢ THE CAMP: $3,500
Funds will be used for after-school and boxing programs to help the children in the community with learning, discipline and structure.

➢ UNITED WAY OF GRAYSON COUNTY: $3,500
Cradle to Workforce is to create safe neighborhood providers in low-income areas for our most vulnerable families who need flexible childcare schedules.

TOTAL PROGRAM ALLOCATION: $335,940


The City of Sherman seeks, through the following program objectives, to improve housing conditions, neighborhood appearance, employment opportunities, and the overall quality of life for low and moderate-income citizens. No activities will be undertaken which cause involuntary displacement of persons.

CITY OF SHERMAN

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

1. Encourage citizen participation and input to obtain maximum public involvement in program activities.

2. Promote the general health and wellness of all members of the community through improved parks and recreational facilities in the low- and moderate-income target areas.

3. Improve the quality of life for Sherman residents with the removal of structures that create unsafe, unsanitary, and hazardous situations for the public.

4. Promote drug elimination programs for low- and moderate-income assisted housing families and households.

5. Provide support for provision of emergency shelter, food, and assistance to the homeless and those in danger of becoming homeless.

6. Assist in providing counseling services to youth and adults from low- and moderate-income families.

7. Assist in providing activities for children and teens from low- and moderate-income families.

8. Provide support for provision of shelter and assistance to men in overcoming addiction.

9. Provide services for abused and neglected children.

The Action Plan of Community Development Objectives and Projected Use of Funds for Program Year 2022 are available in the Finance Department of the City of Sherman. Any citizen or agency interested in commenting on this Final Statement of Objectives is invited to submit written comments c/o Jana Garner, Grants Coordinator, City of Sherman, P.O. Box 1106, Sherman, TX 75091-1106. Written comments must be received prior to 5:00 p.m. on July 8, 2022. A summary of comments received will be made a part of the summary of citizen participation of this Plan.