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Notice of 30-Day Public Review

Proposed FY 2019-2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Action Plan

Post Date:05/01/2019

NOTICE OF 30-DAY PUBLIC REVIEW
FOR THE CITY OF WEST COVINA’S 
PROPOSED FY 2019-2020
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) ACTION PLAN



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of West Covina has prepared its proposed FY 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan.

The publication of this notice is the beginning of the 30-day public review period required under Federal Regulation 24 CFR 91.105(b)(2). The public review and written comment period begins May 3, 2019 and ends June 3, 2019.  

NOTICE IS HEREBY FURTHER GIVEN that the proposed FY 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan is to be presented to the City Council for approval at a Public Hearing on the following date:

                                DATE:              June 4, 2019

                               LOCATION:     1444 West Garvey, West Covina, California 91790

                                                     City Council Chambers

                               TIME:               7:00 PM

At this Public Hearing, the City Council will receive public comment on the proposed FY 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan; consider written and oral comments; and authorize staff to transmit the Action Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

BACKGROUND

The City annually receives federal CDBG funds.  To receive these funds, the City is required to prepare an annual CDBG Action Plan that describes how the funds will be used to meet its long-term community development needs.  

FY 2019-2020 CDBG ACTION PLAN

For the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020, the City will receive $811,815 from HUD.  The City also estimates to receive $33,815 in program income through home rehabilitation loan repayments. 

The City proposes the utilization of granted CDBG funds along with estimated program income to be received to implement the projects listed below:  

Proposed Funding                Project
 
$    549,660                        Neighborhood Improvement Program (i.e., improvements to public facilities, streets, parks, etc.)                              
     169,126                         Planning and Administration                    
     126,844                        Public Services     
$   845,630                       Total  


Public Service Activities: For FY 2019-2020, eleven (11) public service providers submitted applications requesting a total of $172,000, as shown below.  City staff estimates $126,844 in funding resources will be available. 

Requested Funding      Public Service Activity        
$   60,000                   Senior Meals Program
     20,000                   Domestic Violence Victim Advocate
     20,000                   Action Food Pantry
     17,000                    SGV YWCA – Senior Citizens Assistance Program   
     10,000                   Project 29:11                   
     10,000                   Housing Rights Center  
     10,000                   ESGV Coalition for the Homeless
       8,000                   Assistance League of Covina Valley
       6,000                   Cory’s Kitchen
       6,000                   Careship                   
       5,000                   SGV YWCA – Meals on Wheels                          

$ 172,000              Total            


PUBLIC COMMENT
Copies of the latest drafts will be available for public review at the following locations:

  • The County of Los Angeles Library, West Covina Branch at 1601 West Covina Parkway, West    
       Covina, 91790
  • West Covina City Hall at 1444 West Garvey Ave., 91790, in the following offices:
               - City Clerk's Office, Room 317 
                - The West Covina Police Department, which is Located at City Hall

The Public is encouraged to submit written comments on the proposed FY 2019-2020 CDBG Action Plan. All comments are to be submitted to the Public Services Department by June 4, 2019.

Questions and written comments may be addressed to: Kelly McDonald, Public Services Manager, Public Services Department, 1444 West Garvey Ave., West Covina, CA 91790 (626) 939-8494


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