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    7. i.    
Meeting Date: 07/22/2021  
Subject:    Consider a Grant Application for U.S. Department of HUD 2021-2022 CDBG Funds.
Prepared for: Martin Scribner
Prepared by: Sharon Rose, Planning and Development Services
Department: Planning and Development Services  

Consider a resolution authorizing the City Manager to make application to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2021-2022 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and designating an authorized representative to accept and affirm any grant awarded as a result of the application.
This proposed resolution authorizes the City Manager to submit an application to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the 2021-2022 CDBG funds. The resolution will also designate the City Manager as the authorized representative to accept and affirm any grant awarded as a result of the application.

Beginning in March 2021, staff solicited funding proposals from over 100 local organizations for projects designed to benefit low to moderate income persons and areas in Baytown. Staff also held two Technical Assistance Workshops which were opened to the public and designed to assist those interested in submitting proposals. Seven proposals were received from outside agencies, as well as four requests to fund internal programs.  The proposals, totaling approximately $984,127 in funding requests, were distributed to the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) for their review and consideration.  The CDAC held two meetings to hear verbal requests and review the proposals. On May 11, 2021, the committee finalized a budget recommendation, which includes 10 programs totaling $757,604. The CDAC then affirmatively voted on a recommendation for City Council to adopt the proposed Action Plan, including the budget recommendation. On June 4, 2021, the recommended budget was made available to the public to begin a thirty (30) day public comment period.

During the public comment period, the CDAC held a public hearing on June 22, 2021, giving all interested parties a chance to comment on the proposed budget. The required public comment period ended on July 5, 2021; no written comments were received. City Council makes the final decision concerning the activities and level of funding contained in the CDBG budget, which will be submitted to HUD on or before August 16, 2021. Attachments to this agenda include a copy of the budget recommendation, a background memo describing the budget process, and the draft Action Plan Executive Summary.

Amount Budgeted and Source of Income:
PY21 CDBG Annual Entitlement $652,604
Previous Years Unexpended Funds $100,000
Anticipated PY21 Program Income $5,000
Total Available (Estimate) $757,604

Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Year: 2021
Acct Code: 270
Source of Funds (Operating/Capital/Bonds): CDBG
Funds Budgeted Y/N: Y
Amount Needed: $757,604
Fiscal Impact (Additional Information):
Resolution - CDBG Grant
Exhibit A - CDBG Budget
Executive Summary - Draft

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