City of Chino
CA

Staff Report

Receive testimony and approve the 2017-18 One-Year Action Plan for the Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

Information

Department:Community Development DepartmentSponsors:
Category:Public Hearing

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. CDBG 17-18 Final Funding Recommendation-Action Plan-Council (2) (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)
  3. CDBG 2017-18 DRAFT Action Plan-5 4 17 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

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Revenue: Expenditure: Transfer In: Transfer Out:

Body

BACKGROUND

On January 23, 2017, the Community Services Commission received presentations from CDBG Public Service applicants.  On February 16, 2017, the Community Services Commission’s CDBG Review Sub-Committee met and reviewed all Public Service Project applications. Prior to the meeting, the members of the CDBG Review Sub-Committee were provided with the proposed project applications and asked to review the applications, prioritize the programs/projects, and make funding recommendations. Each program was evaluated based on need, eligibility, and compatibility with the Needs Assessment.

 

On February 27, 2017, the Community Services Commission considered the preliminary funding recommendations made by the CDBG Sub-Committee. The Commission evaluated the CDBG Sub-Committee’s findings and took action to forward the attached recommendations to the City Council (Exhibit 1) for its consideration.

 

The Economic Development and Capital Improvement Project applications were reviewed by City staff from the Community Development and Public Works Departments using the same criteria.

 

ISSUES/ANALYSIS

The primary objective of the CDBG program is “the development of viable urban communities by providing adequate housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.” The One-Year Action Plan details the proposed uses of the Fiscal Year 2017-18 CDBG presumed allocation of $466,402, as it relates to the CDBG primary objectives.

 

Each program/project application was evaluated according to the following criteria:

 

·         Meets HUD’s national objectives and eligibility requirements;

·         Consistent with the Needs Assessment; and

·         Minimizes any duplication of service.

 

Exhibit 1 outlines the programs/projects that the Commission is recommending for funding, including the proposed level of funding. The Commission recommends that $69,960 in projects be funded in the Public Services category, which meets the 15% limit established by HUD. Staff is recommending $303,161.00 in projects be funded in the Capital Improvement/Economic Development category. The minimum funding amount for any program/project is $10,000.

 

Each year, HUD reviews the City’s accomplishments with the use of CDBG funds during the previous program year in a Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER). Major subject areas in the CAPER include a narrative that states financial resources, number of households and persons assisted, and an assessment of annual performance. The CAPER assesses programs for low- and moderate-income families, economic development initiatives, social services programs, and various public improvement projects.

 

The public hearing being conducted during this City Council meeting fulfills HUD’s Citizen Participation requirements for the adoption of the One-Year Action Plan. A 30-day public review period began on March 1, 2017, and concluded on March 31, 2017, giving interested community members the opportunity to submit input, in writing, on any concerns they may have regarding the draft One-Year Action Plan. No comments were received. Following final adoption, the One-Year Action Plan will be submitted to HUD for its review and approval.

 

The Community Services Commission respectfully submits its funding recommendations to the City Council. These recommendations have been thoroughly evaluated according to HUD requirements, compatibility with the needs assessment, likelihood of a duplication of services, and the amount of funding available.

 

Meeting History

May 16, 2017 7:00 PM Video City Council Regular Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Earl C. Elrod, Council Member
SECONDER:Gary George, Council Member
AYES:Gary George, Eunice M. Ulloa, Glenn Duncan, Tom Haughey, Earl C. Elrod