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< Tuesday, January 19, 2021 >


04:00 PM Calaveras County-Notice of Virtual Public Hearing for Potential Community Development Block Grant Co
San Andreas, CA...NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Calaveras will conduct a virtual Public Hearing at 4:00PM., or soon thereafter, on January 19, 2021 via a Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96051945837?pwd=SU9ITXJydlp6b25XZFVvdDl2OHlkQT09 Meeting ID: 960 5194 5837 Passcode: 061960 to consider the following item:


SUBJECT:

POTENTIAL PROGRAM(S) FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT (CDBG-CV) APPLICATION – The Board of Supervisors will consider potential CDBG-CV programs and provide direction for staff to prepare an application in response to the release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for CDBG-CV funds for COVID-19 related activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents.

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is will be publishing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CDBG-CV1, CV2 and CV3) funds. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG-CV funds under the upcoming NOFA. It is estimated that the County of Calaveras will be eligible to receive funds based on a formula allocation provided by HCD. The County is expected to receive a total of $173,220 under CV1 funding and a total of $633,335 for CV2 and CV3 funding.

Eligible activities paid for with State CDBG funds must meet one of the three National Objectives listed in CDBG Federal Statutes as follows: benefit to low-income households or persons (also called Low/Mod Benefit), slum and blight (addressing physical problems in specific neighborhoods) or meeting urgent community development need (a need resulting from a state or federal declared disaster or posing unforeseen risks to health and safety). In addition, eligible activities must be used directly to prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19 and meet CDBG requirements as provided and directed by HCD in the published NOFA and outlined in their plan as follows:

• Public services to respond to COVID-19 impacts
• Public facility improvements to increase capacity for healthcare facilities and improve public facility safety
• Housing facilities for persons experiencing homelessness, including acquisition and rehabilitation
• Economic development to support needs of local businesses to retain and bring back jobs impacted by COVID-19

The County of Calaveras anticipates submitting an application under this NOFA. The County does not expect to expend any Program Income dollars in the next program year/contract term.

The County promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or handicap.

Where You Come In:
The purpose of this public hearing/meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the County should be applying for under the State CDBG program.

Any member may virtually participate in the meeting and be heard on the item described in this notice, or members of the public may submit written comments to the Clerk of Board prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: Clerk’s Office, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd. San Andreas, CA 95249.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact Kris Redman at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (209) 754-6613 or email at kredman@co.calaveras.ca.us. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the County of Calaveras, attention: Kris Redman at kredman@co.calaveras.ca.us.

For More Information:
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the item described in this notice, please call the Kris Redman meeting by calling (209) 754-6613 or email at kredman@co.calaveras.ca.us. The State Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the CARES Act funding may be accessed at: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/plans-reports/index.shtml#aap. State CDBG NOFA’s can be accessed at: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active-funding/cdbg.shtml.

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