A grantee must develop and follow a detailed plan that provides for and encourages citizen participation.
This integral process emphasizes participation by persons of low or moderate income, particularly residents of predominantly low and moderate income neighborhoods, slum or blighted areas, and areas in which the grantee proposes to use CDBG funds.
The plan must provide citizens with the following:
1. reasonable and timely access to local meetings
2. an opportunity to review proposed activities and program performance
3. provide for timely written answers to written complaints and grievances
4. identify how the needs of non-English speaking residents will be met in the case of public hearings where a significant number of non-English speaking residents can be reasonable expected to participate.