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File #: 2021-2039    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Action
File created: 1/13/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action:
Title: Commission District(s): All Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program Funds, to include Funding allocations for CDBG-CV1 and CV3 of $6.8 million; ESG-CV1 and CV3 of $5.4 million in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic for a total of $12.2 million.

Public Hearing: YES ? NO ? Department: Community Development

SUBJECT:
Title
Commission District(s): All
Amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Program Funds, to include Funding allocations for CDBG-CV1 and CV3 of $6.8 million; ESG-CV1 and CV3 of $5.4 million in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic for a total of $12.2 million.
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Information Contact: Allen Mitchell, Director
Phone Number: (404) 969-9921

PURPOSE:
To consider approving and authorizing the Chief Executive Officer to execute the HUD Funding /Approval Agreements of $6.8 million in CDBG-CV funds and $5.4 million in ESG-CV funds. These funds must be used for HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG-CV) eligible activities and meet one of the HUD national objectives to benefit to low- and moderate-income persons, and to prevent, prepare, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NEED/IMPACT:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic Congress appropriated funding through the Department of Housing and Urban Development to DeKalb County to prevent, prepare and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds must be used for HUD Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG-CV). To receive the HUD CARES Act funding, HUD requires that the County amend the 2019 or 2020 Annual Action Plan for HUD funds to include the CDBG-CV and ESG-CV projects that meet the HUD eligibility guidelines.
The strategy to allocate the CDBG-CV funding is to fund eligible activities including building and improvements; provisions of new or quantifiably increased public services such as housing assistance, food and emergency assistance; assistance to businesses, including special economic development assistance through a small business loan program. CDBG-CV will also be used to aid with virtual education needs, legal services, health se...

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