Grant Opportunities

Community Development Block Grant Program CARES Funding (US)

Community Development Block Grant Program CARES Funding (US)

Deadline: 8-Dec-20

The City of Napa is currently accepting applications Community Development Block Grant Program CARES Funding (CDBG-CV).

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If your non-profit organization or governmental entity anticipates, or is currently experiencing, an increase in services directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic or has a new proposal for directly addressing community needs related to the pandemic, please submit an application to the City for CDBG-CV funding.

The federal CDBG Program has as its primary objectives the development of viable communities through the provision of decent housing, a suitable living environment and expansion of economic opportunities primarily for persons of low- and moderate-income. The federal government defines moderate income as households earning no more than 80% of the median income for the area, adjusted for family size.

Funding Categories

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CDBG has three major types of funding categories:

Public Service: While normally Public Service activities are capped at 15% of the annual CDBG allocation plus prior year program income. However, under the current pandemic situation, HUD is waiving the maximum allocation under the Public Service category which allows the City to award funding to public services in excess of this cap. Examples of public services include, but are not limited to, services such as counselling, homeless services, services for battered spouses, literacy programs, childcare, medical/dental services and fair housing.
Community Development: Examples of eligible community development projects include residential rehabilitation programs, lead remediation, acquisition, infrastructure improvements, and community facility improvements that will further the City’s effort to create viable communities. Community Development projects must take place within the City limits and serve a targeted group of persons, of which at least 51 per cent must be low and moderate-income or serve the geographic area where low- and moderate-income persons live.
Eligible Activities

The proposed program or project should prevent and respond to infectious diseases such as coronavirus. The CDBG-CV funding requested shall not supplant any existing funding source and shall not be a duplication of benefit. HUD provides examples of CDBG-CV activities including:

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Construct or rehabilitate a facility for testing, diagnosis, or treatment;
Acquire or rehabilitate a facility that may be used to centralize patients undergoing treatment;
Acquire or rehabilitate a motel or hotel building to expand the capacity of hospitals to accommodate isolation of patients during recovery;
Job training to expand the pool of health care workers and technicians that are available to treat a disease within the community;
Provide testing, diagnosis or other services at a fixed or mobile location;
Increase the capacity and availability of targeted health services for infectious disease response within existing health facilities;
Provide equipment, supplies, and materials necessary to carry out a public service;
Deliver meals to quarantined individuals or individuals that need to maintain social distancing due to medical vulnerabilities.
Eligibility Criteria

The organization must be incorporated as a legal, non-profit or government organization and be tax-exempt. Each agency must have the following:

By-laws that clearly define the agency’s purpose(s), organization and duties of its officers;
An elected or appointed governing board, which is responsible for the governance of the agency;
Adequate administration of the program(s) to ensure delivery of services;
Assurance that it will conduct its business in compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of local, state and federal governments;
Copy of annual performance reports and most recent financial audit reports;
DUNS number and an active registration in SAM.
Evaluation Criteria

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All applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

The program must meet a CDBG National Objective.
The program must meet a priority of the Consolidated Plan.
The program must prevent, prepare for, and/or respond to coronavirus.
The program must be able to proceed without needing to secure additional funding.
The recipient must be able to expend all CDBG funds by December 31, 2021.
Applications will be evaluated based upon how efficiently the CDBG-CV funding is proposed to be utilized. Efficiency includes, but is not limited to, how CDBG-CV funding is leveraged, how quickly CDBG-CV funds can be spent, and if the program serves a unique need. The CDBG Citizens’ Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the City Council based on the priority needs of the community. Because of the rapidly changing conditions related to the pandemic and evolving needs in the community.

The applicant must demonstrate a direct need because of the pandemic and that no other federal or state funding is available to meet these needs in order to avoid duplication of benefit.

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