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Bradenton Area Convention Center One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto - Longboat Key Room 9:00 a.m. - September 29, 2020
REVISED - September 29, 2020 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #45


Subject
Adoption of Resolution R-20-121 Approving FY 2020-21 Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Annual Action Plan and FY 2019-20 HUD Annual Action Plan Substantial Amendment; Execution of Required Documents; Adoption of Budget Resolution B-20-101

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Geraldine C. Lopez, Director, Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department, ext. 3937

Jennifer Yost, Community Development Project Manager, ext. 6858

Action Requested
Hold Public Hearing to receive citizen comments on the proposed FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan and the substantial amendment to the FY 2019-20 HUD Annual Action Plan.

Adopt Resolution R-20-121 approving and authorizing submission to HUD of the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan and amending the FY 2019-20 HUD Annual Action Plan and deappropriate and appropriate grant funds to align and realign revenues and expenditures for activities within said plans.

Authorize the Chairman to sign all required HUD documents necessary to implement the program activities as approved and adopted by the Board of County Commissioners in Manatee County’s Consolidated Plan and Annual Action Plans, including the Non-State Certifications and federal assistance applications (SF424 forms).

Authorize the Chairman to execute the HUD Grant Agreements upon receipt from HUD.

Adopt Budget Resolution B-20-101 amending the annual budget for Manatee County, FL, for fiscal year 2020.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
24 CFR Part 91 (Consolidated Plan and Citizen Participation Plan regulation)

2017-22 Consolidated Plan (Resolution R-17-083)

24 CFR 5.110, HUD may, upon a determination of good cause and subject to statutory limitations, waive regulatory provisions. Additional regulatory waiver authority is provided in 24 CFR 91.600. These regulatory provisions provide HUD the authority to make waiver determinations for the CDBG, HOME, ESG, CoC, and HOPWA Programs and consolidated planning requirements for all CPD formula programs.

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.

HUD approved Manatee County’s 2017-2022 Consolidated Plan in October of 2017. The five-year Consolidated Plan identified priority needs through an extensive public outreach and engagement effort. Those needs are 1) affordable housing and compliance with fair housing regulations; 2) community development/infrastructure; 3) social/public services; 4) economic development and 5) emergency/disaster response. The priority needs are to be addressed through the funding of specific projects and activities in each year’s Action Plan.

In preparation for the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan funding cycle, public meetings were held on February 18 and 21, 2020, and a grant application workshop was held on March 6, 2020 with interested organizations. Applications for funding were due on April 10, 2020. Due to COVID-19 and the need to reprioritize department activities, the review of the applications was placed on hold.

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law and appropriated supplemental CDBG and ESG funds, known as CDBG-CV and ESG-CV. On April 2, 2020, HUD announced the allocation of CDBG-CV and the first allocation of ESG-CV to Manatee County. On April 9, 2020, HUD issued a memo outlining the availability to submit the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan late. On May 5, 2020, the Board of County Commissioners approved a substantial amendment that appropriated CDBG-CV and the first allocation of ESG-CV.

In June 2020, staff conducted a completeness review of all grant applications received by the deadline to ensure they met the threshold requirements identified in the application. Unlike in prior years, a review committee of staff rather than community members was comprised due to COVID-19. Staff reviewed each application based upon the priority needs, goals, strategies identified in the five-year Consolidated Plan, CARES Act funding, the projects funded through the May 5, 2020 Substantial Amendment, and the needs and gaps for on-going response to COVID-19. In addition, staff also reviewed the applications for collaboration/partnerships, leveraging of other funds, performance measure and outcomes among other criteria.

Manatee County received notification of its FY 2020-21 CDBG, HOME and ESG funding allocation from HUD on February 18, 2020.
  • $1,902,977.00     2020-21 Community Development Block Grant Entitlement (CDBG)
  • $     60,532.00     CDBG Carry-Over Funding from Prior Years (estimated)
  • $   175,490.40     CDBG-Cares Act (CDBG-CV)
  • $   660,812.00     2020-21 Home Investment Partnership (HOME)
  • $   150,000.00     2019-20 HOME Carry-Over Funding
  • $   164,657.00     2020-21 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
  • $3,114,468.40     TOTAL
Briefings were held with the Board on August 7, 2020 and August 10, 2020, to discuss recommended projects. The Board approved the recommended projects for advertisement to the public at the August 11, 2020 Board of County Commissioners meeting.

Based upon the recommendation and available funding, 10 CDBG eligible activities are proposed for funding in the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan (See Summary of Annual Action Plan within the Resolution).

Resolution R-20-121 provides for approval and execution of the HUD Grant funds, the Applications for Federal Assistance (SF424s), Certifications required for the submission of the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan and Substantial Amendment to the FY 2019-20 HUD Annual Action Plan. Additionally, staff is seeking authorization for the Chairman to execute the HUD Grant Agreements upon receipt from HUD.

Resolution B-20-101 provides for the amendment to the annual budget for the FY 2019-20 CDBG Carry-Over Funding from prior years, and CDBG-CV.

A budget amendment to increase revenues and expenditures will be on a future Board Agenda, after HUD has accepted the FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan and receipt of the HUD Grant Agreements.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records
Please email to and return two certified copies of Resolution R-20-121, and one original and two certified copies of the Applications for Federal Assistance (CDBG SF424, HOME SF424 and ESG SF424) and Non-State Certification to Jennifer Yost, jennifer.yost@mymanatee.org, ext. 6858.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$99,832 CDBG-CV 1729012301
$22,500 CDBG-CV 1729012313
$53,158 CDBG-CV 1729012314
$14,161 CDBG 17/18 1729012315
$46,371 CDBG 18/19 1729012316

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  Non-State-Cerifications.pdf
Attachment:  SF424D.pdf
Attachment:  BH Ad.pdf
Attachment:  Resolution R-20-121 FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan.pdf
Attachment:  2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan-DRAFT.pdf
Attachment:  FY 2020-21 HUD Annual Action Plan Presentation.pdf
Attachment:  SF424_CDBG.pdf
Attachment:  SF424_ESG.pdf
Attachment:  SF424_HOME.pdf
Attachment:  Budget Resolution B-20-101.pdf