This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA) draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s 2017 Annual Action Plan. The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the proposed housing and community development needs and objectives of Dakota County, and the projected use of Fiscal Year 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, and Program Income derived from CDBG and HOME. At the time of publication, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) had not released the Fiscal Year 2017 allocations for the three programs. The proposed budgets for the uses listed in this notice are an estimate based on the allocation received by Dakota County in Fiscal Year 2016. The 2017 Action Plan will be adjusted when HUD releases the final grant amount for Fiscal Year 2017. A public hearing for the Fiscal Year 2017 Action Plan is proposed to be scheduled for April 18, 2017.