2013 CDBG Application

Meeting Date APRIL 02, 2013

Agenda Item #1. 2013 CDBG Application

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: 2013 CDBG Application.

MEETING DATE: April 2, 2013

PREPARED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

REVIEWED BY: Jose Antonio Ramirez, City Manager

REQUESTED ACTION:

• Open Public Hearing

• Receive Public Comment(s)

• Close Public Hearing.

• Adopt Resolution

• Direct staff to submit application

RECOMMENDATION:

• Receive comments; adopt Resolution No. 2013-_, direct staff to submit CDBG Application.

BACKGROUND:

The Department of Housing and Community Development (the "Department") announced the availability of approximately $41,197,906 in federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding allocated to the State from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This amount includes the remaining 50% of the allocation for federal program year 2012-2013 of $14,198,054 (the first 50% was awarded in the 2012 NOFA), and 100% of the estimated allocation of $26,999,852 for federal program year 2013-2014.

This Notice of Funding Availability (2013 NOFA) 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.

This NOFA represents significant changes in the way the Department will operate the CDBG Program.

As a means of streamlining the program and consolidating various tasks for the Department and Jurisdictions, the Department will now issue one annual Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), announcing all CDBG allocations/activities in one document. This means the application and funding cycle will take place once per year for all CDBG allocations and activities, with the exception of the Economic Development (ED) Over-the-Counter (OTC) Allocation. Awards and contracts will be issued once per year for the Community Development Allocation (formerly known as the General Allocation),

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the ED Enterprise Fund (EF) Program, the Native American Allocation, Colonia Allocation, and the Planning and Technical Assistance (PTA) Grant Allocation.

DISCUSSION:

The City of Livingston will be completing an application under the 2013 CDBG SuperNOFA. The new SuperNOFA has combined all previous NOFA’s, so that there is one application process and one contract between the City and the State. Due to these changes, the application maximum has increased to $2 million per applicant. The City’s application consists of the following activities:

• Public Improvements – Water Supply Well #17

• Planning and Technical Assistance – Housing Market Study

• Planning and Technical Assistance Urban Water Management Plan

Application Total: $1,600,000

General Administration: $ 112,151

Drinking Well Improvements: $1,395,349

PTA Housing Market Study: $ 46,000

PTA Urban Water Management Plan: $46,500

FISCAL IMPACT:

A 5% match is required for PTA activities. Thus, the City will need to provide a cash match of $5,000 for this application. Staff is requesting half of these funds to come from the general fund, and the other half from the water operations fund.

ATTACHMENTS:

None.

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RESOLUTION NO. 2013-

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON

APPROVING A 2013/2014 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 2013 Community Development Block Grant.

NOW, THEREFORE, 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 $ 112,151

•Public Improvements – Water Supply Well #17 $1,395,349

• PTA Studies – Housing Market Study and Urban Water Management $ 92,500

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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 general fund monies of $2,500 and water operation funds of $2,500 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.

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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 2d day of April, 2013, 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 regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 2nd day of April, 2013.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk

of the City of Livingston

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