On Monday, May 3, the Gilroy City Council will receive public comments on a proposed substantial amendment #3 to its 2019-2020 Action Plan. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the receipt and distribution of critical funding to assist in the response, prevention, and recovery of the COVID-19 state of emergency. The City has received a second allocation of funds through the CARES Act referred to as CDBG-CV3 in the amount of $422,085.
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City of Gilroy Substantial Amendment 3 for CARES Funds
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING
OF THE GILROY CITY COUNCIL AND NOTICE OF THE 5-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD TO CONSIDER SUBSTANTIAL AMENDMENT #3 TO THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT 2015-2020 CONSOLIDATED PLAN AND ANNUAL ACTION PLAN FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2020
THIS CITY COUNCIL PUBLIC HEARING WILL BE HELD on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 6:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the item can be heard, by the Gilroy City Council.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Gilroy has released substantial amendment #3 to its 2019-2020 Action Plan. This amendment is necessary to facilitate the receipt and distribution of critical funding to assist in the response, prevention and recovery of the COVID-19 state of emergency. On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) to support preparation for and response to the community impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identified additional funding for the City of Gilroy through is Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). The City has received a second allocation of funds through the CARES Act referred to as CDBG-CV3 in the amount of $422,085.
The City’s Citizen Participation Plan (CPP) describes the efforts that the City will take to encourage its residents to participate in developing these plans. It also provides requirement for public process when a “substantial amendment” to the Annual Action Plan is proposed. Due to COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued guidance that waives the CPP requirements for entitlement recipients, provided that (1) no fewer than five days are provided for public comments and that (2) reasonable notice and the opportunity to comment is provided. This City previously requested this waiver from HUD and amended its CPP to follow this guidance.
Proposed Substantial Amendment
The City is proposing the following amendment to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan.
1. New Activity – Food distribution for homebound seniors
2. Increasing Funds – Small Business Assistance Grants
3. Increasing Funds – Rental Assistance Program
In keeping with federal requirements, the City is accepting comments from the public for a period of 5 days, beginning April 23, 2021 and ending April 28, 2021. The proposed substantial amendment will be posted on the City’s web page at www.cityofgilroy.org/284/Block-Grant-Funds. Comments received during this comment period and at the public hearing will be listed and addressed in the final substantial amendment to the Action Plan that will be submitted to HUD for final approval. Written comments may be submitted prior to the meeting by mail: City Hall 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA. 95020 Attn: Maria De Leon, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Public Participation in this meeting will be limited. Interested parties are encouraged to participate in this public hearing as this is the time and place when those interested shall be heard and given due consideration. This meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20. In order to minimize the spread of the COVID19 virus, the City is providing the following telephone and email options for public comments at this meeting:
You are encouraged to participate in this meeting by watching it live on the City of Gilroy’s website at www.cityofgilroy.org, or on Cable Channel 17. To view the meeting from the website, select the “Council Agendas and Videos” button from the home page. Public comments can be submitted by mail to City Hall, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy, CA. 95020 Attn: Maria De Leon, or by email at email@example.com and must be received before the Mayor closes the public hearing for the item. Additionally, comments may be made by leaving a voice message at (408) 846-0290 prior to 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2021.
A detailed description of the proposal is on file with the City’s Administration Department and the Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street. If you have any questions about this request email Maria De Leon, Program Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message at (408) 846-0290. The staff report for this proposal may be viewed on the City website (www.cityofgilroy.org) by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before the City Council meeting.
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Governor’s Order N-29-20, the City will make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this meeting. If you need special assistance to participate in this meeting, please contact the Housing and Community Development (HCD) Office a minimum of 2 hours prior to the meeting at (408) 846-0290. The hearing impaired can reach the HCD Office through the California Relay System at 711 or (800) 735-2929. The City of Gilroy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or familial status in the administration of its programs or activities.