Action Plans and Consolidated Plan
The Consolidated Plan assesses the County’s community development needs, proposes strategies to address those needs, and identifies specific activities to implement those strategies. The Action Plans describe the allocation of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Act (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program resources needed to address the priority needs and local objectives established in the Consolidated Plan.
|The Upcoming 2014 Action Plan Tentative Timetable
||September 9, 2013
|“Needs” Public Workshops
||September to October 2013
|Grant Applications Due
||October 15, 2013
|City Council hearings on draft funding recommendations
||October to November 2013
|Board of Supervisor meeting for “Needs” public hearing
|Publish workshops on draft funding recommendations
||December 2013 to January 2014
|Preparation of draft funding recommendations for 30 day public review
||January or February 2014
|Cities approve the CDBG awards
||February to March 2014
|Board of Supervisors approve the 2014 Action Plan
|Submission Date to HUD
||May 15, 2014
CDBG, HOME, and ESG Programs
The County of San Luis Obispo is an entitlement county participating in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs since 1994. The Urban County is a consortium of cities including Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, and San Luis Obispo, plus the unincorporated areas of the County of San Luis Obispo, eligible to receive annual, formula based grants of CDBG, HOME and ESG funds directly from HUD.
These grant funds have assisted extremely low, very low, low and moderate income persons/households by providing services, housing and facilities throughout San Luis Obispo County.
HUD released interim regulations on December 5, 2011 for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program that is replacing the Emergency Shelter Grant program. The link to the interim regulations can be found below under "Guidelines and Regulations."
Guidelines and Regulations
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
The regulations governing the CDBG program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 570.
HOME Investment Partnership (HOME)
The regulations governing the HOME program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 92.
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
The regulations governing the ESG program can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 576.
Continuum of Care Grants
The Continuum of Care (CoC) in San Luis Obispo County consists of a variety of agencies and services that assist homeless clients in the County. The CoC grant from HUD provides over $1 million in assistance (both housing and services) to homeless individuals and families. On July 31, 2012, HUD released new regulations for the CoC program, and the regulations took effect on August 30, 2012. The CoC regulations can be found in Title 24 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 57 at https://www.onecpd.info/resource/2033/hearth-coc-program-interim-rule/.
On November 22, 2013, HUD released the FY 2013 Notice of Funding Availability for the FY 2013 CoC program application competition. It can be found at https://www.onecpd.info/resources/documents/FY2013-2014CoCProgramNOFA.pdf. HUD anticipates a 5 percent cut in the program funds, so only renewal (existing) projects will be applied for. No new grant applications will be accepted.
The following includes a timeline and resources for the FY 2013 competition:
Rating Criteria Released (Permanent Supportive Housing Criteria and Transitional Housing/Supportive Services Criteria): Thursday, December 5, 2013
Applications Released: Thursday, December 5, 2013
Request for Proposals published in The Tribune: Friday, December 13, 2013
Subrecipient (non-profit) Applications due: Friday, December 20, 2013
Homeless Services Oversight Council Makes Recommendation for Ranking: January 15, 2014
Board of Supervisors Authorization to Apply to HUD and Ranking: January 28, 2014
County Application due to HUD: Monday, February 3, 2014