Finance Department & CDBG Administration

The Finance department accepts the responsibilities of supervising and controlling the accounts of the departments. At City Council’s request, this Department suggests plans for management and improvement of City finances. The Finance Department presents the Annual Budget to Council for adoption. As part of the budget process, annual appropriations and the tax rate are set.

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Email Finance Director Diana Durstine (814) 827-5300 x 303

Other responsibilities include oversight of bills paid by the City, proper and appropriate investment of City funds, reporting of policies of insurance and bond coverage, and filing annual DCED reports. The Finance Department works closely with the Treasurer and City Controller to ensure proper accounting principles are followed and financial reports are complete and accurate.

Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

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Phone: (814) 827-5300 x 303

DRAFT – 2017-2019 City – Three Year Plan

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) is authorized to administer this program under the Pennsylvania law known as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Entitlement Program for Non-urban Counties and Certain Municipalities (commonly referred to as Act 179). DCED provides CDBG funding for the smaller communities and rural areas of the commonwealth.

The Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) requires that CDBG-funded activities meet one of the following three national objectives: benefit low and moderate income (LMI) persons, aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight (SB), or meet urgent community development needs (UN) that the unit of local government is not able to fund either on its own or through other sources.

Citizen Participation Plan

It is the policy of the City of Titusville to ensure adequate citizen involvement in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of its community development programs. The City of Titusville has developed this Citizen Participation Plan in an effort to encourage citizen participation in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, specifically in the application process. This Citizen Participation Plan is prepared and implemented in accordance with the guidance provided in Section 104(a)(2) of the Housing and Community Development Act and by regulations at 24 CFR 570.786(a)(6).

Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises Plan

It is the public policy of the City of Titusville to promote the opportunity for full participation by minority and women’s business enterprises (“MBEs” and “WBEs”) in all housing and community development programs receiving funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

Section 3 Plan

Section 3 is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 which is intended to ensure that the benefits of any employment or contracting opportunities generated because of CDBG covered projects be given to low and very low income persons or business concerns residing in the community where the project is located.

Section 504 Plan

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the City of Titusville is required to have a Section 504 plan for all Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) programs. This includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. This plan is developed to protect qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination. This plan protects qualified individuals with disabilities such as physical or mental impairment including hearing, speaking, and visual impairments. It also ensures reasonable accommodations to the disabled.