Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)

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Notice is hereby given by the City of Surprise that the Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) 2015-16 has been drafted and will be available to the public for review for a minimum period of 15 days beginning August 22, 2016.

Notice is also hereby given that the City of Surprise Human Service and Community Vitality Department-Neighborhood Services Division will hold a Public Hearing regarding the (CAPER) 2015-16 on September 1, 2016, at 6 p.m. before the Planning and Zoning Commission in the City Hall Council Chambers 16000 North Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.

The City of Surprise is required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to annually submit a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).  This report provides an assessment of expenditures and accomplishments of the city’s progress in carrying out its  Consolidated  Plan 2015-19 and its first-year Annual Action Plan 2015-2016 for the following HUD-funded programs: the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG); the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME); and the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP). The report covers community development objectives undertaken during the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The report does not establish any new policy.

This Public Hearing concerns the CAPER report that contains a summary of programmatic accomplishments including a description of the resources made available, the investment of available resources, the geographic distribution and location of investments, actions taken to affirmatively further Fair Housing, and other actions indicated in the Consolidated and Annual Action Plans. The purpose of this notice is to make the CAPER report available to the public for comments prior to its submittal to HUD.

HUD regulations require the submission of the CAPER no later than 90 days after the closing of an entitlement grantee's program year. Before submission to HUD, the draft CAPER must be made available for public review and comment for no fewer than 15 days. The public review and comment period for the FY 2015-2016 CAPER will be August 22 – September 9, 2016. The CAPER will be submitted to HUD by September 30, 2016.

The CAPER comprises of three parts:  1) a summary of resources and individual program accomplishments; 2) narrative statements providing the status of actions taken during the program year; and 3) a self evaluation of progress made during the past year in addressing identified priority needs and objectives. 

The public is invited to review and comment on the draft (CAPER) 2015-16 for a 15-day period beginning August 22, 2016 and ending September 9, 2016. This comment period is planned in accordance to the city’s adopted Citizen Participation Plan, a requirement of HUD. After all public comments have been considered, the Planning and Zoning Commission will take a formal action on September 1, 2016 Public Hearing. Upon approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the CAPER will be submitted to HUD by September 30, 2016.

Comments must be submitted in writing, email or by phone call by September 8, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. All comments must be directed to Alicia Rubio, Neighborhood Service Coordinator, Neighborhood Services Division, City of Surprise, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza. Please call Alicia Rubio at 623.222.3240 or TDD 623.222.1002 or email at Alicia.rubio@surpriseaz.gov.

The CAPER will be available for review at the following locations:
  • City of Surprise website at www.surpriseaz.gov.
  • Surprise City Hall, 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ 85374.
  • The Northwest Regional Library at 16089 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise.
  • The Hollyhock Branch Library at 15844 N. Hollyhock Street, Surprise.
  • The Surprise Senior Center, 15832 N. Hollyhock St.
City of Surprise doesn’t discriminate against anyone based on race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, related medical condition or disability. Documents will be available for review in advance at 16000 N Civic Center Plaza, Surprise, AZ, 85374 and can be made in alternate formats. Comments regarding the proposed CAPER PY 2015-16 should be directed to Alicia Rubio, Neighborhood Service Coordinator, Neighborhood Services Division, City of Surprise. Please call Alicia Rubio at 623.222.3240 or TDD 623.222.1002 for submittal procedure. Please call Alicia Rubio forty-eight hours prior to the meeting time for assistance with translation or accommodations for individuals with disabilities.
 
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Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request.