Notice of Public Meeting for Discussi

95667 | 11/09/2018 | Ad id: 7-0000333996

Notice of Public Meeting for Discussion of Possible State CDBG Application NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of El Dorado will conduct a public meeting on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., in the Planning Commission Hearing Room at 2850 Fairlane Court, Building C, Placerville, CA in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the 2018 fiscal year's (July 1 to June 30) State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to solicit citizen input on possible 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. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG funds under the NOFA. It is estimated that the funding of the State 2018 CDBG program allocation is approximately $29,000,000. 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 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 as follows: benefit to low income households or persons; elimination of slums and blight; or meeting urgent community development need. HCED Programs on behalf of the County of El Dorado anticipate submitting an application under the NOFA published during the next program year, if eligible to apply. The County has or anticipates receiving approximately $300,000 in CDBG Program Income that must be expended prior to expending awarded grant funds. The purpose of this public hearing is to give citizens an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the County of El Dorado 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 call (530) 621-5159 to arrange for those accommodations to be made. Notification 48 hours prior to the meeting will enable the County to make reasonable accommodations to assure accessibility at the meeting. If you are unable to attend the public hearing you may direct written comments to the County of El Dorado, HCED Programs, 2850 Fairlane Court, Bldg. C, Placerville, CA 95667, or you may telephone (530) 621-5159. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, excluding holidays. The County of El Dorado 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. Pub: November 9, 2018 Ad#0000333996