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File #: Res. 2021-002    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/5/2021 Final action:
Title: Community Development Block Grant - Consider Adopting Resolution in Support of Fiscal Year 2021 Allotment of Program Funds.
Attachments: 1. 1 - Resolution, 2. 2 - Community Development Block Grant Application
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City Council Meeting Date: January 5, 2021

To: Mayor and City Council
City Administrator

From: Melissa Hanson, Housing Coordinator

Community Development Block Grant - Consider Adopting Resolution in Support of Fiscal Year 2021 Allotment of Program Funds.

Action Requested:
The Northfield City Council consider adopting the attached Resolution in support fiscal year (FY) 2021 (July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022) program allotment for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.

Summary Report:
The CDBG program authority began under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. This Act consolidated eight categorical grant programs including Open Space, Urban Renewal, Neighborhood Development Programs, Historic Preservation, Model Cities supplemental, and Neighborhood Facilities, Water and Sewer and Public Facilities loans.

The Title 1 Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 objective is to develop viable urban communities that provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment and expanded economic opportunities primarily for persons of low and moderate income. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers the CDBG program and provides funds, or grants, to state and local governments, or grantees or recipients.

Dakota County participates in the CDBG program as an Entitlement County and receives funds each year directly from HUD. The Dakota County Community Development Agency (CDA) is considered a subgrantee or administrator of CDBG funds. Dakota County has several participating cities and townships that receive CDBG funds and implement CDBG activities. The City of Northfield is an eligible and participating city to receive CDBG funds as a portion of the city resides in Dakota County. The City of Northfield does not receive Federal CDBG funds via Rice County as they are not eligible to receive direct allocation.

The City of Northfield has a 3-year Cooperation Agreement with t...

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