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File #: 19-250    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Report Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 3/28/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/17/2019 Final action:
Title: Community Development Block Grant
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Non-discrimination Policy, 2. Att.B - Local Business Employment Plan, 3. Att.C - Fair Housing Certification, 4. Att.D - Section 504 Complaint Procedure, 5. Att.E - Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan
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AGENDA DATE: 4/17/2019

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Community Development Block Grant
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SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Approve Plans and Certifications of Compliance to receive CDBG Funds

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

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

PRESENTER (S): N/A

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Albemarle County received a CDBG Planning Grant to support preliminary design work for the redevelopment of the Southwood Mobile Home Park. The grant requires that the County complete a number of actions necessary to apply for and receive a future CDBG construction grant. The use of CDBG funds is considered a "federal action," which requires that the local governing body receiving the funds adopt and comply with several regulations, both general assurances and those specific to the proposed project.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Operational Capacity: Ensure County Government's ability to provide high quality service that achieves community priorities.

DISCUSSION: The following Plans and Certifications are general requirements.

Non-Discrimination Policy - The County has adopted a policy on Equal Opportunity which can be found in the County's Personnel Policy Manual (P-21). Attachment A is a certification consistent with the County's current policy that it will not discriminate against the listed protected classes.

Local Business and Employment Plan - The County must approve a plan to designate the project area boundaries for the purpose of utilizing, to the greatest extent possible, businesses and lower-income residents located in the project area to carry out the CDBG-funded activities. The proposed Plan (Attachment B) designates the entire County as the project area and requires that the public be notified of this through publication of an advertisement in a local, widely-circulated newspaper. While the Plan can cover any project, the ad soliciting Section 3 businesses and individuals will be pro...

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