NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING FOR DISCUSSION
OF POSSIBLE STATE CDBG APPLICATION
Notice is hereby given that the City of Grass Valley Community Development Department will hold a public meeting on Friday, December 21, at 4:00 p.m., in the Mayor’s Conference Room at 125 East Main Street, Grass Valley, California, in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the 2018 State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to solicit public input on possible competitive and supplemental activities to be included in the City’s application.
The Community Development and Economic Development Allocations of the State CDBG program will be published a combined “Notice of Funding Availability” (NOFA) each program year. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG funds under the 2018 NOFA for a maximum per application request of $3,000,000 in total. It is estimated that the funding of the State 2018 CDBG program allocation is approximately $29,000,000 in total. The Economic Development “Over the Counter” (OTC) Allocation requires a separate application with a maximum limit of $3,000,000 per year. The NOFA also includes the Native American and Colonia’s Allocations. The Native American Allocation is only for areas with high concentrations of low-income Native American residents, who are not part of a federally recognized Native American Indian Tribe or Rancheria. The Colonia’s funding is only for designated communities within 150 miles of the Mexican-American border.
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE NOFA CONSISTS OF: HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS; PUBLIC FACILITIY AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS (INCLUDING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION); PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS, PLANNING STUDIES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND MICROENTERPRISE ACTIVITIES. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES PAID FOR WITH STATE CDBG FUNDS MUST MEET ONE OR MORE OF THE THREE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES LISTED IN CDBG FEDERAL STATUTES AS FOLLOWS: BENEFIT TO LOW – MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS OR PERSONS; ELIMINATION OF SLUMS AND BLIGHT; OR MEETING URGENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEED.
The City of Grass Valley anticipates submitting an application under the NOFA published during the next program year. The City of Grass Valley anticipates receiving approximately ±$104,000 in Program Income that must be expended prior to expending awarded grant funds.
The purpose of the public meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the City of Grass Valley should apply for under the State CDBG program. A separate public meeting will be held to discuss and approve the application prior to submittal to the State.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the public meeting, please contact Lance E. Lowe, AICP, Principal Planner at (530) 274-4712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the City of Grass Valley, at 125 E. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945, or you may telephone Lance E. Lowe, AICP, Principal Planner. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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