The City of Brownsville ("the City") is an Entitlement City in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program, and a Participating Jurisdiction in the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). As part of the City of Brownsville's current Citizen Participation Plan (CPP), public notice and public hearings are required for Substantial Amendments to the City's Annual Action Plan. As per the City's CPP and 24 CFR Part 91, the City will amend its approved plan whenever it makes one of the following decisions:
To make a change in the goal, priority, or activity of the Consolidated Plan; or
To carry out an activity, using funds from any program covered by the Consolidated Plan (including program income), not previously covered in the Action Plan; or
To change the purpose, scope, location, or beneficiaries of an activity included in the annual action plan.
Further, a substantial amendment to the Consolidated Plan or Annual Action Plan is defined by the City as a transfer between two or more Plan activities that is greater than 50% of the ESG program funds, 30% of the HOME program funds, and 20% of the CDBG program funds.