Public Notice - Down East HOME Consortium Annual Action Plan


Notice is hereby given that the City of Rocky Mount and the Down East HOME Consortium have prepared their 2023 Annual Action Plan,
which lists the proposed projects for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) programs.
For FY 2023, which begins July 1, 2023, Rocky Mount expects to receive CDBG funds in the amount of $536,901. The Consortium expects to receive HOME funds in the amount of $464,399. 
In order to obtain the views of citizens, public agencies and other interested parties, the Plan will be on display for 30 days beginning May 10, 2023, at the following locations:

Rocky Mount, NC
Office of Community Development
Frederick E. Turnage Municipal Building
331 S. Franklin Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Online at

Edgecombe County, NC
Edgecombe County Administration Building
Planning, Inspections, & E-911
201 St. Andrew Street, Suite 205
Tarboro, NC 27886

Notice is also given that two public hearings to discuss the Plan will be held as follows:

Rocky Mount, NC
Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 9:30 am
Braswell Memorial Library - Warner Meeting Room
727 N. Grace Street 
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Edgecombe County, NC 
Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 10 am
Edgecombe County Memorial Library - Pender Room
909 N. Main Street Tarboro, NC 27886

Both hearing locations are accessible to persons with physical disabilities. 
Anyone requiring special accommodations or who requires a presentation in a language other than English should contact
Ms. Cornelia L. McGee, Director of Community Development, Office of Community Development, at or
(252) 972-1178 at least 48 hours in advance of the hearing date and time.
All interested citizens are encouraged to attend one or both the public hearings and they will be given the opportunity to present
oral or written testimony concerning the proposed use of CDBG and HOME funds included in the Plan.  Written comments may also be addressed to:
Ms. Cornelia L. McGee, Director of Community Development 
Office of Community Development
331 S. Franklin Street, Post Office Box 1180
Rocky Mount, NC 27802

Comments must be received no later than June 10, 2023, to be considered in the Plan. 

The Rocky Mount City Council will take up this matter for consideration at its regular meeting scheduled for June 12, 2023, at 7:00 pm in City Council Chambers, 331 S. Franklin Street, Rocky Mount. The FY 2023 Annual Action Plan is scheduled to be submitted to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on or before June 16, 2023.