1 Resolution Approving a 2016/2017 Application for Funding and the Execution of a Grant Agreement and Any Amendments Thereto from the General Allocation of the State CDBG Program.

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Meeting Date: July 21, 2016

STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Approving a 2016/2017 Application for Funding and Any Amendments Thereto from the General Allocation of the State CDBG Program.

MEETING DATE: July 21, 2016

BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Odi Ortiz, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

Adopt a Resolution approving a 2016/2017 application for funding and any amendments thereto from the general allocation of the State CDBG Program.

BACKGROUND:

The Department of Housing and Community Development ("the Department") announced the availability of funds for the CDBG Program allocated to the State from HUD on May 17, 2016. Approximately $27 million in federal CDBG funds was made available to State non-entitlement cities and counties who do not receive a direct allocation from HUD.

This Notice of Funding Availability applies to the CDBG Community Development, CDBG Economic Development, Colonia and Native American Allocations. Typical activities funded under these allocations include: business assistance projects and programs; Micro-enterprise assistance programs; housing rehabilitation programs and projects; homeownership assistance programs; housing acquisition projects; public infrastructure projects; public facility projects; public services programs; and planning and technical assistance grants.

On March 29th staff conducted its first required public hearing at staff level to review the CDBG Program and discuss potential applications. On May 17th, staff reviewed the program and potential application with the Council to receive direction on how to proceed. Based on those meetings staff is now requesting the Council provide direction to submit said application.

APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED:

Staff will be submitting an application to HCD for $1,700,001 for the following projects/activities:

Public Improvement -Water Line Improvement Project (Phase III): $1,500,000. Funds will be used to replace old and leaky water line pipes in Census Tract 3.04, Block Groups 2 and 3 -as these areas have the most immediate need in the City

Public Service -Code Enforcement: $150,000. If awarded, funds will be used to pay for the salary and other costs related to a code enforcement officer to operate in deteriorated areas within the City for the term of the grant (36 months).

Planning and Technical Assistance -Effluent Disposal Study and TCP Water Plan Study: $100,000

*ACTIVITY AMOUNTS ABOVE INCLUDE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION AS WELL

NOTE: 50% OF CURRENT GRANT MUST BE EXPENDED AND DRAWN DOWN FROM THE STATE BY APPLICATION DUE DATE IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE. STAFF PREPARED AND SUBMITTED A DRAW DOWN REQUEST ON JULY 11TH WHICH WILL MEET THE 50% THRESHOLD

REQUESTED ACTIONS:

• Open public hearing

• Receive public comment

• Close public comment

• Adopt resolution and direct staff to submit CDBG application by July 27, 2016

FINANCIAL IMPACTS:

Grant award: up to $1,700,001

Match: 5% Cast Match required only for PTA activities, thus 5% of $100,000 (total $5,000). Match will be provided from enterprise funds.

Application Cost: Funds from current grant will pay costs for application preparation and submittal

RESOLUTION NO. 2016-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON APPROVING A 2016/2017 APPLICATION FOR FUNDING AND THE EXECUTION OF A GRANT AGREEMENT AND ANY AMENDMENTS THERETO FROM THE GENERAL ALLOCATION OF THE STATE CDBG PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the California department of Housing and Community Development has issued a Notice of Funding Availability for the 2016/2017 Community Development Block Grant; and

BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Livingston as follows: SECTION 1:

The City Council has reviewed and hereby approves an application for up to $2 Million (application maximum) for the following activities:

• General Program Administration  $122,903

• Public Improvements – Water Line Replacements  $1,395,349

• Public Service – Code Enforcement $139,535

• PTA Studies – Effluent Disposal Study and TCP Water Plan  $93,024

SECTION 2:

The City has determined that federal Citizen Participation requirements were met during the development of this application.

SECTION 3:

The CDBG Program requires a 5% match for PTA activities. The City Council hereby approves the use of water enterprise funds in the amount of $5,000 towards the CDBG PTA application.

SECTION 4:

The City Manager is hereby authorized and directed to sign this application and act on the City’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application.

SECTION 5:

If the application is approved, the City Manager is authorized to enter into and sign the grant agreement and any subsequent amendments with the State of California for the purposes of this grant.

SECTION 6:

If the application is approved, the City Manager is authorized to sign Funds Requests and other required reporting forms.

Passed and adopted this 21st day of July, 2016, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor of the City of Livingston

ATTEST:

I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a Special Meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 21st day of July, 2016.

 
 

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Betty Cota, Deputy City Clerk of the City of Livingston