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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #56


Subject
2017-22 Consolidated Plan & 2017-18 Annual Action Plan

Briefings
All

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Bill O'Shea, Community Development Project Manager, ext. 6858

Geraldine C. Lopez, Director, ext. 3937



Action Requested

Adopt Resolution R-17-083 approving the 2017-22 Consolidated Plan and Resolution R-17-084 approving the 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for submission to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and authorize the Chairman to sign all appropriate submission documents.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

24 CFR  Part 91 (Consolidated Plan & Citizen Participation Plan regulations)

11.1.4 Efficiency in Service Delivery (Comprehensive Plan)



Background Discussion
  • Manatee County is an entitlement community through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.
  • In order to receive HUD funding, the County must have a HUD approved 5-Year Consolidated Plan, that focuses heavily on affirmatively furthering fair housing, and an approved Annual Action Plan for each of the 5 years covered under the Consolidated Plan, which identifies specific projects and budgets for the program year.
  • The Consolidated Plan is designed to help state and local jurisdictions to assess their affordable housing and community development needs and market conditions, and to make data-driven, place-based investment decisions. The consolidated planning process serves as the framework for a community-wide dialogue to identify housing and community development priorities that align and focus funding from the CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs.
  • The County's public outreach efforts for the 5-Year Plan included the following:
    • An online survey, available during the months of January and February, with paper copies at various locations throughout the County.
    • Four focus group meetings with stakeholders to gather input on housing, public services, economic development, and County infrastructure needs.
    • Two public outreach meetings, one north county and one south county, at Lincoln Middle School and Samoset Elementary School.  The meeting times/locations were advertised on the county website and through the distribution of over 1000 flyers.
  • Based upon public input received to date, and from Commissioner input received during the March 9, 2017, Work Session, the community needs identified through various outreach efforts were evaluated and prioritized within the 5-Year Consolidated Plan.
  • A grant application workshop was held on March 16, 2017, with nonprofit agencies interested in obtaining grant funding. 
  • Grant applications were due to the County on April 7, 2017.
  • Staff conducted a completeness review of all grant applications received by the deadline, and submitted the applications to a review committee comprised of individuals from Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, and the County's Community Services Department.  The committee reviewed and ranked each application based upon the priority needs that were identified in the Consolidated Plan.
  • Manatee County's funding allocation was received from HUD on June 14, 2017.
  • Based upon the committee ranking and the available funding, nineteen CDBG eligible activities are proposed in the 17/18 Annual Action Plan as follows:

Community Development Block Grant

  1. Manatee County Housing Authority – $352,000.00
    Funding will be provided for the construction of a resident’s center at 1122 56th Avenue Terrace East, Bradenton, Florida (R/ECAP).
  2. United Way of Manatee County - $40,000.00
    Funding will be provided to rehabilitate two community rooms to be used for the Reading Rooms Program, located at La Mirada Gardens Apartments and Robin’s Apartments (R/ECAP).
  3. Manatee County Public Works - $186,290.00
    Funding will be provided to construct an infill sidewalk along 15th Street East from 14th Avenue East to 17th Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida.
  4. Manatee County Public Works - $92,892.00
    Funding will be provided to resurface specific roads in the Orange Ridge Subdivision, located in Bradenton, Florida (R/ECAP).  
  5. Manatee County Public Works – $77,311.00       
    Funding will be provided to resurface specific roads in the Overstreet Park/Tangerine Terrace Subdivisions, located in Bradenton, Florida (R/ECAP).
  6. Manatee County Public Works – $121,118.00
    Funding will be provided to resurface specific roads in the Sunny Lakes Subdivision, located in Bradenton, Florida (R/ECAP).
  7. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. – $25,000
    Additional funding will be provided to support an ongoing CDBG project to install an emergency generator at an existing adult day care facility.
  8. Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department - $300,000.00
    Funding will be provided to rehabilitate income qualified homeowner occupied residences (priority given to R/ECAPs).
  9. Gulfcoast Legal Services, Inc. – $40,000.00
    Funding will be provided to provide legal services to low- and moderate- income individuals for housing related issues (R/ECAP).
  10. Community Coalition on Homelessness/Turning Points - $50,000.00
    Funding will be provided to pay for dentures, orthotics, and supplies to make such devices for homeless clients.
  11. Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee, Inc. – $74,149.00
    Funding will be provided to pay for meals for the elderly (R/ECAP).
  12. Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County – $40,000.00
    Funding will be provided for GED classes and a 45-hour child care training class to income qualified child care workers that work in child care facilities in the R/ECAPs.
  13. AMFM Enterprise, Inc. - $40,000.00
    Funding will be provided for elderly in-home companion and homemaker services.
  14. Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity – $ 330,975.00
    Funding will be provided for personnel and related costs for the general oversight and administration of the CDBG program.

HOME Investment Partnership

    1. Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity – $276,142.00
      Funding will provide assistance for the rehabilitation of existing homeowner units of low/moderate income eligible households.
    2. CHDO Set-Aside - $150,000.00
      Funding will be provided for approved CHDO agencies for eligible HOME/CHDO activities.
    3. Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity - $47,349.00
      Funding will be provided for personnel and related costs for the general oversight and administration of the HOME program. 

Emergency Solutions Grant

  1. Homelessness Prevention – $135,544.00
    Funding will provide housing relocation and stabilization services & short-term and medium-term rental assistance.
  2. Manatee County Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity - ESG Program Administration - $10,990.00
    Funding will be provided for personnel and related costs for the general oversight and administration of the ESG program.
  • HUD Grant Agreements for the Chairman's signature and a budget amendment, to increase revenues and expenditures, will be on a future Board Agenda, once HUD approves the Consolidated Plan/Action Plan and subsequently sends grant agreements for execution.


County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Return two certified copies of Resolutions R-17-083 and R-17-084, and one original and two certified copies of Applications for Federal Assistance and Certifications to Bill O'Shea, Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, X6858.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$1,769,735.00/17290122XX (CDBG), $473,491.00/176.901149X (HOME), and $146,534.00/176.90125XX (ESG)

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
None


Attachment:  2017-2022 Consolidated Plan & 2017-18 Action Plan - Public Review Draft.pdf
Attachment:  2017-22 Consolidated Plan & 2017-18 Action Plan Appendix - Public Review Draft.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution 17-083 - 2017-22 Con Plan Adoption.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution 17-084 - 2017-18 Action Plan Adoption.pdf
Attachment:  Consolidated Plan & Action Plan Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  Notice of Public Hearing for Con Plan _Action Plan.pdf