Next Council Meeting
Lexington County proposes to amend its 2019-2020 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program to enable the County to receive and administer $1,086.200 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) and $542,372 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funding. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) made funds available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These funds are being added as an additional available resource available in the 2019-2020 plan.
Additional CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding made available to the County of Lexington by HUD through the CARES Act is unknown at this time but will be used for the same purpose of the initial allocations indicated above which is to prevent the spread of coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) and facilitate assistance to eligible communities, households, and persons economically impacted by COVID-19.
Eligible CDBG activities include, but are not limited to, assisting low- and moderate income households with rental assistance for no more than three months, general food security and meal programs, workforce development and re-training programs, business assistance to retain employees that are low- and moderate-income, and support of other COVID-19 response services to ensure public health and well-being. Eligible ESG activities include street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid rehousing, Homeless Management Information System and administration.
Further, eligible CDBG-CV and ESG-CV costs incurred as of March 27, 2020, (the date the CARES Act was signed), and paid for with non-federal funds may be repaid with CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding, including those made under the CARES Act. These pre-award costs will meet all HUD requirements applicable to CDBG-CV and ESG-CV, including those under the CARES Act.
Public notices regarding future amendments to the Annual Action Plan will be printed in The Chronicle and posted online on the County of Lexington website at https://lex-co.sc.gov/departments/community-development/grant-programs