HRSA Issues Notice to the Public of Finding of No Significant Impact at Covenant’s Joy Road Building Site

HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

Proposed Construction of New Covenant Community Care Health Clinic

17625 Joy Road, Detroit, MI, 48228

HRSA Grant C8DCS29615 129039-01

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Council on Environmental Quality regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR Parts 1500 through 1508) and the HHS General Administration Manual Part 30 Environmental Protection (February 25, 2000), HRSA has determined that the Proposed Construction of the new Covenant Community Care Health Center will have no significant adverse impact on the quality of the human environment.  As a result of this FONSI, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provides discretionary grant and cooperative agreement awards to support health centers expand their capacity to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically under-served populations nationwide. 

Covenant Community Care has applied for HRSA grant funding. The applicant proposes to use grant funds for the construction of a new 24,124-square foot community health center at 17625 Joy Road in Northwest Detroit, Michigan. Construction will include site preparation, construction of a healthcare facility, and construction of on-site parking areas.  The applicant has submitted an Environmental Assessment (EA) that documents impacts of the proposed action.  This EA is incorporated by reference into this FONSI.

Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Assessment for this project, which is on file at the following address for public examination upon request between the hours of 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday.

Covenant Community Care Administrative Offices: 3200 Greenfield Road, Dearborn, MI 48120

Attn: Samuel Young

Phone: (313) 625-1369

Email: syoung@covenantcommunitycare.org

No further environmental review of this project is proposed prior to final approval from HRSA.

Public Comments

Any individual, group, or agency disagreeing with this determination or wishing to comment on these projects may submit written comments to the Covenant Community Care, Attn: Samuel Young, Chief Development Officer, at the above referenced address.

HRSA will consider all comments received within 10 days of this “Notice” prior to final approval from HRSA. 

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