City Updating Consolidated Plan for FY 2020-2024

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News Date: 
February 11, 2020
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The City of Salinas (City) is in the process of updating its required five-year U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) for fiscal years 2020-2024 which covers the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2025. A Con Plan must be updated every five-years and approved by HUD in order for the City to maintain eligibility to receive entitlement grant funding for the following three programs; 1) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), 2.) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and 3.) Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG).  A Con Plan identifies community-wide priorities which will ultimately assist the City in prioritizing activities and grant funding for CDBG, HOME and ESG for fiscal years 2020-2024. From fiscal years 2015-2019, the City received approximately $15.5 million for CDBG, HOME and ESG grant programs. During this time frame these grants supported a wide variety of eligible activities which included public services, residential rehabilitation and new construction, energy efficiency and capital improvement projects.  For example, the City was able to utilize CDBG funding toward the transformation of the Old Municipal Pool into the Sherwood Recreation Center. In addition, the City utilized CDBG and HOME funding to provide  funding for the ninety (90) unit mixed-use project known as “Moon Gate Plaza”.  The City utilized CDBG and ESG funding for various public service programs including fair housing, tenant/landlord, homeless services, and youth activities. The amount of money the City receives from HUD for CDBG, HOME and ESG programs is heavily weighed to the Census population count, making the 2020 Census critical to ensure Salinas residents get the level of federal support they deserve!

The City held two community meetings in January at the Cesar Chavez Library and at City Hall, and will be continuing outreach through February with a series of pop-ups around Salinas in partnership with the City’s Census Action Team. Residents are encouraged to stop by our activities to let us know their priorities, and to learn more about the Con Plan and 2020 Census. Once events are scheduled this story will be updated with that information below.

2/19, Art Opening at CSUMB City Center, 1 Main Street, 6 PM