The City of Ashland has been fortunate to receive a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant 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 $104,079 in Community Development Block Grant funds specifically aimed at addressing issues arising from the Coronavirus pandemic. These funds are being called CDBG-CV funds.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has waived some CDBG statutory requirements for grantees that will enable swift implementation of CDBG-CV grants.
Below is link to the amended 2019 Action Plan for the Use of CDBG funds. This document details the activities that the City is currently undertaking to address COVID-19 related issues with CDBG funding. The amendments are underlined and bolded.