CDBG-CV - COVID-19 Supplemental Funding
The City of Grants Pass received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in April 2020 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act provided an initial amount of $220,405 in CDBG funds to Grants Pass specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. These funds are being called CDBG-CV funds.
In order to allocate the CDBG-CV funds, a Substantial Amendment to the CDBG 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) was reviewed by the City Council on May 4, 2020 and public comments were reviewed at their May 18, 2020 meeting. The City Council adopted the Substantial Amendment (CARES Act Amendment) to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan at their May 18, 2020 meeting. The Amendment was forwarded to HUD on May 20, 2020 for their review and approval. HUD approved the Amendment on July 13, 2020. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm at City Hall, the City Council reviewed the entities selected to receive the CDBG-CV funds. After the Council’s review, the City will begin to disburse the CDBG-CV funds to the selected entities.
A second round of CDBG-CV funds in the amount of $252,464 was awarded to the City on September 11, 2020 to continue to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the ongoing coronavirus. As before HUD waived statutory requirements for grantees to expedite implementation of the CDBG-CV funds. An Amendment to the Substantial Amendment adopted on May 18, 2020 is required per the City's Citizen Participation Plan. A public comment period of the Amendment began on Monday, October 12 and ended on Wednesday, October 21. The City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday, October 21 at 6:00 pm at Council chambers, reviewed and adopted the Amendment. The Amendment has been forwarded to HUD for review and approval. Once HUD approves the Amendment, the City will begin to disburse the additional funds to select beneficiaries.
View the Council adopted Amendment to the Substantial Amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan.