Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - December 13, 2016
December 13, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #44

Designation of Certifying Officer for CDBG/HOME/ESG Environmental Reviews


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Bill O'Shea, Community Development Project Manager

Action Requested
Adoption of Manatee County Resolution R-16-164 naming the Director of the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department or designee as the Certifying Officer for the CDBG/HOME/ESG environmental reviews as required by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
24 CFR Part 58 defines the role and responsibilities of the Certifying Officer.

Background Discussion
  • Manatee County, as an entitlement community, is a recipient of federal funds through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Programs.
  • CDBG/HOME/ESG Grantees are required to assume the responsibility and to have the technical capacity for conducting required environmental reviews.
  • HUD requires a Certifying Officer to be designated and be responsible for the certification of all Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements in conjunction with CDBG/HOME/ESG funding.
  • The Certifying Officer will be authorized to execute the Request for Release of Funds from HUD.
  • This resolution is necessary because CDBG/HOME/ESG programs have been moved from the Neighborhood Services Department to the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department.  In order to move new projects forward in a timely manner, immediate action is necessary.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please provide a certified copy of the signed resolution to Bill O'Shea in the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (bill.oshea@mymanatee.org).

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R 16-164 Certifying Officer.pdf