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File #: 20-491    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/18/2020 Departments: PLANNING AND BUILDING
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing application for, and receipt of, Local Government Planning Support Grant Program Funds, and authorizing the Community Development Director to execute an agreement related thereto.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_LEAP Grant.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Steve Monowitz, Community Development Director

Subject: A resolution authorizing application for, and receipt of, Local Government Planning Support Grant Program Funds, and authorizing the Community Development Director to execute an agreement related thereto

County File Number: PLN2020-00182


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing application for, and receipt of, Local Government Planning Support Grant Program Funds, and authorizing the Community Development Director to execute an agreement related thereto.

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BACKGROUND:
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) is authorized to provide funding of approximately $120,000,000 in total to local jurisdictions under the Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) Grants Program, part of the Local Government Planning Support Grant Program. HCD will provide funding to jurisdictions in order to assist in accelerating housing production, through updating zoning and other regulations, undertaking environmental review, and a variety of other eligible activities intended to increase and facilitate housing production while also advancing various State program goals. HCD issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the LEAP Program in January of 2020. The County, based on its population size, is eligible for $300,000 from this program.

DISCUSSION:
The LEAP program provides non-competitive funding that will be awarded to jurisdictions that apply, if the activities described in the grant application are eligible for funding pursuant to the program requirements, on a rolling basis so long as funding remains in the program fund. The grant allows a request for a range of potential projects that may be completed using the funding. The Planning and Building Department proposes to request funding for portions of some or all of the following projects:

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