The City of Grants Pass has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act) will provide an additional $220,405 in CDBG funds to Grants Pass specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the coronavirus pandemic. These funds are being called CDBG-CV funds.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has also waived some CDBG statutory requirements for grantees that will enable a swift implementation of the CDBG-CV funds. A Substantial Amendment to the CDBG 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan (AAP) was reviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting held on May 4, 2020 and public comments were reviewed at their May 18, 2020 meeting. The City Council adopted the Substantial Amendment (CARES Act Amendment) to the 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan at their May 18, 2020 meeting. The Amendment was forwarded to HUD on May 20, 2020 for their review and approval. HUD approved the Amendment on June 30, 2020. On Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 6:00 pm at City Hall, the City Council will review the entities selected to receive the CDBG-CV funds. After the Council’s review, the City will begin to disburse the CDBG-CV funds to the selected entities. In addition to this first round of funding, the CARES Act allowed for additional CDBG funding and HUD will advise the City as the process continues. Those updates will be posted on this webpage throughout the process.