In response to combating the effects of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated special Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Entitlement Entities. This allocation was authorized in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020 in response to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.
The City of Long Beach will receive $3,618,830 in Community Development Block Grant-Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funding and $1,846,866 in Emergency Solutions Grant-Coronavirus (ESG-CV) funding to allocate to activities that address COVID-19 related community needs.
In addition, FY 2018 and FY 2019 Action Plans will be amended to re-appropriate $2,000,000 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds to further increase the City’s COVID-19 response and lessen its negative impacts.
The Amended Action Plan describes how these funds will be spent locally.
Public comments are encouraged and should be submitted to Alem Hagos, Operations Officer at Alem.Hagos@longbeach.gov or by mail to: Alem S. Hagos at 411 W. Ocean Blvd, 3rd Floor Long Beach, CA 90802. The Public Comment Period runs from May 6, 2020 through May 11, 2020.