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Modernizing HUD’s Consolidated Planning Process to Narrow the Digital Divide and Increase Resilience to Natural Hazards

HUD is publishing a proposed rule in the Federal Register entitled “Modernizing HUD’s Consolidated Planning Process to Narrow the Digital Divide and Increase Resilience to Natural Hazards.” The proposed rule would amend HUD’s Consolidated Plan regulations to require that jurisdictions consider two additional concepts in their planning efforts: resilience and broadband access. The proposed rule is currently available for pre-publication public inspection at https://federalregister.gov/a/2016-11350.

 Incorporation of resilience into the Consolidated Plan would respond to many internal and external drivers, including: 

 

HUD is accepting public comment on the Proposed Rule through July 18, 2016.  Comments may be submitted via www.regulations.gov

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