Public Hearing Information
COUNTY OF PLACER NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Placer will conduct a public meeting utilizing Zoom at 11:30 a.m., or soon thereafter, on February 10th, 2021 using the following link: https://zoom.us/j/91724631687 (Telephone Dial in: 1+ (877) 853 5247 or 1+ (888) 788 0099; Webinar ID: 917 2463 1687) to consider the following item:
POTENTIAL PROGRAM(S) FOR INCLUSION IN THE STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC
SECURITY ACT (CDBG-CV) APPLICATION – The County of Placer will consider potential CDBG-CV programs and provide direction for staff to prepare an application in response to the release of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for CDBG-CV funds for COVID-19 related activities that benefit low- and moderate-income residents.
On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in response to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is will be publishing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CDBG-CV2 and CV3) funds. Eligible cities and counties may submit applications for CDBG-CV funds under the upcoming NOFA. It is estimated that The County of Placer will be eligible to receive a maximum of $1,390,690 based on a formula allocation provided by HCD.
Eligible activities paid for with State CDBG funds must meet one of the three National Objectives listed in CDBG Federal Statutes as follows: benefit to low-income households or persons (also called Low/Mod Benefit), slum and blight (addressing physical problems in specific neighborhoods) or meeting urgent community development need (a need resulting from a state or federal declared disaster or posing unforeseen risks to health and safety). In addition, eligible activities must be used directly to prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19 and meet CDBG requirements as provided and directed by HCD in the published NOFA and outlined in their plan as follows:
- Public services to respond to COVID-19 impacts
- Public facility improvements to increase capacity for healthcare facilities and improve public facility safety
- Housing facilities for persons experiencing homelessness, including acquisition and rehabilitation
- Economic development to support needs of local businesses to retain and bring back jobs impacted by COVID-19
The County of Placer anticipates submitting an application under this NOFA, when released.
The County promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, marital status or handicap.
Where You Come In:
The purpose of this public hearing/meeting is to give community members an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the City/County should be applying for under the State CDBG program.
Any member of the public may virtually participate in the meeting and be heard on the item described in this notice, or members of the public may submit written comments to the county staff prior to the meeting by personal delivery or by mail to: County of Placer, Housing and Economic Development programs, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603.
If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact the County at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (530) 745-3075, TTY English: 1-800-735-2929; Spanish 1-800-855-3000. If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the County of Placer, attention: County of Placer, Housing and Economic Development programs, 3091 County Center Drive, Auburn, CA 95603. Your comments will be read at the meeting.
For More Information:
If you have any questions or would like more information regarding the item described in this notice, please call the (530) 745-3075 or visit our website to access information at https://www.placer.ca.gov/1372/Economic-Development.The State Action Plan Substantial Amendment for the CARES Act funding may be accessed at: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/policy-research/plans-reports/index.shtml#aap. State CDBG NOFA’s can be accessed at: https://www.hcd.ca.gov/grants-funding/active- funding/cdbg.shtml.