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File #: 2021-3972    Name:
Type: Public Hearing - Sworn Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 2/2/2021 In control: Community and Economic Development Committee
On agenda: 3/10/2021 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021-22
Attachments: 1. Applications for Admin and Public Services, 2. Applications for Construction/Other, 3. Annual Action Plan Draft, 4. Presentation, 5. Funding Recommendation
Related files: BILL NO. 21-92
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Public Hearing: Community Development Block Grant Annual Action Plan for Program Year 2021-22

 

Body

In 1994, Lee’s Summit was designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This designation gives the City the authority to administer the grant funds within our City.  The grant distribution aims to achieve priority goals and objectives as established in the 2020-24 Consolidated Plan; this is year two of the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan. For this program year 2021-22 the City has been awarded $350,684.00. Due to a decrease in funding received from HUD and several applications for the capped public service category, staff was not able to fully fund each applicant's request. Staff confirmed with each public service applicant that they would accept less funding and that their programs would not be discontinued.

As an entitlement community, the City is required to adopt an annual action plan for each program year summarizing local actions being taken to address specific needs of the community’s low-to-moderate income persons. The attached draft Action Plan has been prepared through a public process, which included a press release, pre-application meeting and application period, followed by staff evaluation and prioritization of the applications received. In addition to the funds awarded by HUD, a surplus amount from prior year CDBG activities is also recommended to be reallocated to the 2021-22 program year.

Following the Public Hearing, there will be a 30-day public comment period prior to City Council adoption.

 

Recommendation

I move that the CEDC recommend that the City Council approve the attached 2021-22 Annual Action Plan by ordinance.

 

Presenter

Sarah Tilbury, CDBG Administrator

Amy Koeneman, Administration Manager, Development Services

Ryan Elam, Director of Development Services