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Posted on: October 5, 2018

Public Hearing for Discussion of Possible State CDBG Application

Nevada County will conduct a public hearing on October 11th, in order to discuss possible applications for funding under 2018 funding cycle of the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to get citizen input on possible activities to be included in the application for funding. The meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. in the Empire Room of the Eric Rood Administrative Center, located at 950 Maidu Ave in Nevada City.

2018 State CDBG Program Details

The Community Development and Economic Development Allocations of the State CDBG program will publish a combined "Notice of Funding Availability" (NOFA) each program year. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG funds under the NOFA for a maximum per application request of $3,000,000. It is estimated that the funding of the State 2018 CDBG program allocation is approximately $38,000,000 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 CDBG Activities

The County will be applying for one eligible activity under the PI Waiver process. 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 or more of the three national objectives listed in CDBG federal statutes: benefit to low income households or persons; elimination of slums and blight; or meeting urgent community development need.

Nevada County anticipates submitting an application under the NOFA published during the program year. The County also anticipates expending and receiving Program Income during the term of this grant period in the amount of $180,000. These funds will be expended prior to drawing any grant funds.

Participate! Your Input is Needed

The purpose of this public hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to comment regarding what types of eligible activities the County 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 Housing and Community Services Office at (530) 265-1645.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to Rob Choate, Administrative Services Associate 950 Maidu Avenue, Nevada City, CA 95959 or you may telephone the Office at (530) 265-1645. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The County of Nevada 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.

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