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Subject:Public Hearing and Adoption of Resolution No. 3955 Approving the Submittal of a 2019/2020 Community Development Block Grant Application
Meeting Date:March 5, 2020
From:Marissa Trejo, City Manager
Prepared by:Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager


Open the public hearing to accept comments on the City’s proposed submittal of an application in response to the 2019/2020 State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), and to solicit citizen input.


Adopt Resolution No. 3955 and thereby:


Review and approve an application for up to $2,137,419 under the NOFA for the following eligible activities:


Public Improvements – Storm Drain Pipeline


General Administration (up to 7.5% of activity funds awarded)








Determine that federal Citizen Participation requirements were met during the development of the application.

Authorize and direct the City Manager or Assistant City Manager, or designees, to enter into and sign the grant agreement and any subsequent amendments with the State of California for the purposes of the grant.


If the application is approved, authorize the City Manager or Assistant City Manager, or designees, to transfer or modify budget amounts and activities as necessary to fully expend CDBG Program funds and to execute loan documents, Funds Requests, and other required reporting forms.


CDBG Program regulations require that the City conduct a public hearing on all CDBG-related matters to provide for and encourage citizen participation, particularly by low and moderate income persons who reside in areas in which CDBG funds are used.  Therefore, when the public hearing is opened, the public will be invited to comment on the City’s proposed submittal of a 2019/2020 CDBG Grant application and to make their comments known on the proposed activities.


A public notice was published in the February 23, 2020, issue of the Hanford Sentinel notifying the public of this public hearing.


On January 21, 2020, HCD released a NOFA announcing the availability of CDBG Program funds of approximately $60 million from the 2019-2020 funding allocation.  Competitive applications are due on April 15, 2020 and Over-the-Counter (OTC) Application will be accepted February 14, 2020 until September 30, 2020.


Eligible activities predominantly benefit low- and moderate-income Californians and include:  Housing Assistance Programs (Single-Family Homeownership Assistance, and Single-Family Housing Rehabilitation); Public Facility and Public Improvements projects (including Public Improvements in Support of New Housing Construction); Public Service programs, Planning Studies, Economic Development Business Assistance and Microenterprise activities.  The City may apply for a maximum of $3,500,000 for a maximum of six activities. 


The City proposes to apply for CDBG funds to complete construction of a major storm drain pipeline, 3510 LF (0.66 mi), along Van Ness-Washington Street beginning on the westerly side of Coalinga Street and terminating at Elm Avenue. The proposed Project alignment is in accordance with the 2005 Storm Drain Master Plan and will reduce or eliminate flooding and potential damage to existing homes and businesses from significant rain storms. 


A resolution is attached for your consideration, which approves submittal of a 2019/2020 CDBG Program application for up to $3,500,000 as follows:


Public Improvements Project – Storm Drain Pipeline


General Administration (up to 7.5% of activity funds awarded)







When the Public Hearing is opened, citizens are encouraged to ask questions and/or comment on the proposed activities/application or on any aspect of the CDBG Program.  Citizens are also invited to submit written comments to the City or to review information on the City’s CDBG Program at City Hall, 155 West Durian Ave., Coalinga, CA 93210.  Write or contact Sean Brewer, Assistant City Manager, at the same address.


None at this time. 


The cost for preparation of the CDBG application by Self-Help Enterprises is $3,500. 
File NameDescription
RESO#3955_2020_CDBG_Application_Submission_Resolution_030520.pdfResolution No. 3955 - CDBG Application