Notice of Public Meeting for Discussion of Possible State CDBG Application

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Guadalupe will conduct a public meeting on November 7th at 6pm to 8pm at City Hall, Council Chamber in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the next fiscal year’s (July 1 to June 30) State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to solicit public input on possible competitive and supplemental activities to be included in the application.

The Community Development and Economic Development Allocations of the State CDBG program will publish a combined “Notice of Funding Availability” (NOFA) each program year, which is anticipated to be released January 2020. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG funds under the NOFA for a maximum per application request to be anticipated at $3,500,000. It is estimated that the funding of the State 2019 and 2020 CDBG program allocation is approximately $60,000,000. The Economic Development “Over-the-Counter” (OTC) Allocation requires a separate application with a maximum limit anticipated to be $5,000,000. 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 ABOVE ALLOCATIONS IN THE NOFA CONSIST OF: HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS; PUBLIC FACILITY AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS 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 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 Guadalupe anticipates submitting an application under the NOFA published during the next program year. The City of Guadalupe has and/or anticipates receiving approximately $0.00 in CDBG Program Income that must be expended prior to expending awarded grant funds.

The purpose of this public hearing is to give the public an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the City of Guadalupe should apply for under the State CDBG program. A separate public hearing 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 hearing, please contact the Administration Department at (805)356-3891.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the City of Guadalupe, at 918 Obispo Street P.O. Box 908 Guadalupe, CA 93434, or you may telephone the Administration Department at (805)356-3891. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm on Monday – Friday.

The City of Guadalupe 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 orientation, marital status or disability.