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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Fourth Floor, Manatee Room 9:00 a.m. - March 9, 2017
March 9, 2017 - Work Session
Agenda Item #2


Subject
2017-2022 CDBG 5-Year Consolidated Plan

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Geri Lopez, Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Director,
extension 3937

Jason Smith, Wade Trim

Action Requested
No action requested.


Enabling/Regulating Authority
24 CFR Part 570

Background Discussion
PURPOSE OF WORK SESSION:  To provide an overview of the Community Development Block Grant  Program (CDBG) and 5-Year Consolidated Plan process, to describe the citizen participation process used to gather citizen input, to share community needs identified through public outreach and focus group meetings, and to establish the priorities and goals of the 2017-2022 Consolidated Plan, as identified through community outreach.

BACKGROUND:
  • 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 an approved 5-Year Consolidated Plan that is citizen driven and identifies priority needs and goals in the community.  This 5-Year Plan must also focus heavily on affirmatively furthering fair housing.
  • 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 Samoset Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School.  The meeting times/locations were advertised on the county website and through the distribution of over 1000 flyers.
  • Based upon the input received to date, the community needs identified through various outreach efforts must be evaluated and prioritized within the 5-Year Consolidated Plan.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:  Without a HUD approved 5-Year Consolidated Plan, the County will not receive approximately 2.2 million dollars of federal funding for each of the five years.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
None

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Follow-up Memo - 2017-2022 CDBG Consolidated Plan.pdf