2020 Community Development Block Grant Program
Annual Action Plan Available for Review
The City of Ashland is an Entitlement Jurisdiction for the Community Development Block Grant Program. The City of Ashland anticipates an annual allocation of $176,927 in Community Development Block Grant funds for Program Year 2020 (July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021) by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The City Council has identified that a total of $32,107 in grant funds in the 2020 grant year is to be awarded to three projects: $13,291 to Options for Helping Residents of Ashland for emergency rent and security deposit assistance, $13,291 to Maslow Project for outreach and case management for homeless youth enrolled in the Ashland School District, and $5,525 to Ashland Food Angels to complete repairs and upgrades to their food storage facility. The Ashland Food Angels award will utilize prior years unallocated funds from program year 2018. The City is also proposing allocating funding from the 2018 Program Year to support special economic development activities to micro enterprises in support of COVID-19 prevention. The City will provide funding under $25,000 to pay for cleaning of the Laundry Shower trailer. These amounts do not constitute a substantial amendment as defined by the City of Ashland Consolidated Plan and therefore will not trigger an amendment to the 2018 Action Plan. However, the public is encouraged to submit comments regarding this change.
This document, the CDBG Action Plan for Program Year 2020, describes the project(s) that the City will undertake and the manner in which the project(s) are consistent with the priorities of the Five-Year Consolidated Plan. The plan shall be available for review on April 27th.
Public Comment on the 2020 CDBG Action Plan can be submitted any time prior to May 29, 2020 or be presented to the Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission at a public hearing on the plan on May 28th at 4:00 pm.