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File #: 18-590    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Passed
File created: 11/19/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/12/2018 Final action: 12/12/2018
Title: Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) DY SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public Hearing on the availability of CDBG funding and to receive input on community development and housing needs. ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, White PRESENTER (S): Ron White LEGAL REVIEW: Yes REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson BACKGROUND: The Virginia Community Development Block Grant (VCDBG) is a federally-funded grant program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Since 1982, the DHCD has provided funding to eligible units of local government (non-entitlement communities only) for projects that address critical community needs including housing, infrastructure and economic development. Albemarle County has received numerous grants in previous years to support housing and community improvement initiatives. The VCDBG application process requires that two local public hearings be conducted. The ...
AGENDA DATE: 12/12/2018

TITLE:
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Virginia Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Public Hearing on the availability of CDBG funding and to receive input on community development and housing needs.

ITEM TYPE: Regular Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, White

PRESENTER (S): Ron White

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: The Virginia Community Development Block Grant (VCDBG) is a federally-funded grant program administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Since 1982, the DHCD has provided funding to eligible units of local government (non-entitlement communities only) for projects that address critical community needs including housing, infrastructure and economic development. Albemarle County has received numerous grants in previous years to support housing and community improvement initiatives. The VCDBG application process requires that two local public hearings be conducted. The purpose of the first public hearing is to provide information on eligible activities that may be funded by CDBG, the amount of funding estimated to be available, and past activities undertaken with CDBG funds, and to receive public comment on this information and potential community development and housing needs. The follow-up public hearing is held in order to consider proposed project applications and must take place prior to the DHCD application due date in March 2019. Applications must be submitted by the County to the DHCD; however, the proposed activities may be undertaken by partner agencies.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Quality Government Operations: Ensure County government's capacity to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: Albemarle County, as a non-entitlement community, is eligible to apply to the DHCD for up to approximately $1.5 million in CDBG funding for projects that benefit low- and moder...

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