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Available for Public Comment: Amended Fairfax County Citizen Participation Plan

Your input is requested for the amended Fairfax County Citizen Participation Plan, which establishes the guidelines, policies, and procedures for community engagement in every phase of the Consolidated Planning process – planning, action, and reporting.

Community engagement is a critical element for Fairfax County’s to obtain federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support housing and community development initiatives to help meet the needs of our vulnerable neighbors throughout the County.

County staff has undertaken a comprehensive review of the current Citizen Participation Plan and has proposed several changes – a summary of which is outlined below:

  • Clarifies the definitions of “minor” and “substantial” amendments to the Five-Year Consolidated Plan and Annual Acton Plans (“Plans”)

  • Adds a list of locations in which public notices shall be advertised by the County for proposed Plans

  • Adds new Appendix table summarizing the public participation requirements applicable to each Consolidated Planning document

  • Reorganizes document sections, and condenses lengthy paragraphs or reoccurring text to improve readability

Available for Public Comment:

Your input is requested to review and providing feedback on amending the Fairfax County Citizen Participation Plan.

February 10, 2021 (beginning at 8 a.m.) – March 12, 2021 (until 4 p.m.)

The public may review the current and proposed versions of the Citizen Participation Plan online at

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