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  • Additional Funds to Respond to the Pandemic

    NEWS RELEASE
    November 13, 2020
    Additional Funds to Respond to the Pandemic
     
    A proposed substantial amendment of the City’s Fiscal Year 2019-20 Annual Action Plan will be presented virtually to the City Council at its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17th via Zoom.  The substantial amendment reflects the recommended use of additional COVID-19-related Federal funds (CDBG-CV) in the amount of $965,080 under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  This funding is in addition to the $958,272 in CDBG-CV dollars that were allocated to the below-mentioned projects back in August.  Collectively, the City will have $1,923,352 in CDBG-CV funding to help prevent, prepare, and respond to the pandemic.  
     
    The proposed substantial amendment to the Fiscal Year 2019-20 Action Plan will increase the amounts that the originally approved CDBG-CV funded projects received.  The proposed amounts which include the newly allocated CDBG-CV dollars are:  
    Public Services / Emergency Rental Assistance - $739,500  
    Capital / Public Facilities Improvements - $800,000  
    General Administration - $383,852  
     
    The proposal is online at www.cityofsantamaria.org/caper.
     
    Efforts to hear from the public are part of the City’s adopted “Citizen Participation Plan” along with an expedited five-day public review comment period which runs through Tuesday, November 17th.   To address the City Council, you may submit comments via email by 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday (the day of the meeting). Please submit comments to the City Clerk’s Office at cityclerk@cityofsantamaria.orgThe public can also mail its comment(s) by Monday, November 16th to:
     
                City of Santa Maria, Special Projects Division
                110 South Pine Street, Room 107
                Santa Maria, CA 93458
                Attn:  Rosie Rojo, Community Programs Manager
     
    For more information, contact the Special Projects Division at (805) 925-0951 extension 2118.