Amendments to 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan/2019-2020 Annual Action Plan
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has advised the City of Laguna Niguel to amend the 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan/2019-2020 Annual Action Plan to enable the City to receive and administer $357,054 in Round 3 Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding. The amendment will allocate CDBG-CV Round 3 funds for the following activities:
|Public Services||CDBG-CV Funds||Expanded Service in Response to the Coronavirus|
|Family Assistance Ministries||$126,027||Funding to respond to increase request for utility and housing assistance, and foodbank services|
|South County Outreach||$126,027||Funding to respond to increase request for utility and housing assistance, and foodbank services|
|Mercy House||$40,000||Funding to address the needs of homeless individuals through expanded outreach, engagement, and housing navigation services|
|Age Well Senior Services||$50,000||Funding for meal services to assist seniors impacted by COVID-19|
|YMCA-Laguna Niguel Branch||$15,000||Funding to support cleaning/disinfecting protocols and required PPE at after school program sites|
If necessary, arrangements can be made to obtain a copy of the proposed amendments by email (CDBG@cityoflagunaniguel.org). The 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan/2019-2020 Annual Action Plan amendment is available for a 5-day public review and comment period commencing October 31, 2020 and ending November 5, 2020. Members of the public may submit written comments during the public review and comment period. Comments should be submitted no later than 12 PM November 5, 2020 to CDBG@cityoflagunaniguel.org .
Due to current public health concerns, a virtual public hearing will be held by the City on November 5, 2020 at 2 PM. The public hearing's purpose is to accept additional public comments regarding the amended 2015-2020 Consolidated Plan/2019-2020 Annual Action Plan. Residents and members of the public can participate in the public hearing by emailing the request to participate to CDBG@cityoflagunanigel.org by 12 PM November 5, 2020, to receive the meeting link. The link will be emailed to requesters at 12:30 PM on the day of the meeting. The meeting will be recorded and available online at a later date.
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federal grant program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CDBG is a formula grant allocated to local governments for the purpose of developing viable urban communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities principally for persons of low and moderate-income.
Each year, the City receives approximately $200,000 of CDBG funds from HUD for local community development, housing activities, and public services. The City administers the distribution of funds to service providers and for capital projects. Regulations governing the CDBG program require that each activity meet one of the following three broad national objectives:
- Benefit people with low and moderate incomes
- Aid in the prevention or elimination of slums and blight
- Meet an urgent need (such as earthquake, flood, or hurricane relief)
The following examples of the activities and services that the City has implemented with CDBG funding:
- Niguel Woods Street Improvement project
- Sea Country Senior Center Expansion project
Fair Housing and Tenant/Landlord Counseling Services
- Services for youth, senior, persons with disabilities, and homeless
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