The City of Grants Pass has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This 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) will provide an additional $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.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has also waived some CDBG statutory requirements for grantees that will enable a swift implementation of the CDBG-CV funds. A Substantial Amendment to the CDBG 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) was reviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting held 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. Once HUD approves the Amendment, the City will be able to move forward with determining the distribution/use of the CDBG-CV funds.
The adopted Substantial Amendment (CARES Act Amendment) to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan may be viewed here.
This web page will be updated as more information becomes available such as the approval of the Amendment from HUD, CDBG-CV eligible activities and the City’s anticipated distribution/use of funding.