Requesting approval of the proposed HUD Action Plan for FY2011-2012, featuring a grant of $3,610,801 in CDBG, HOME, and ESG funding.
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Dear Members of the Board of Aldermen,
I hereby submit for your approval the City of Somerville’s proposed One-Year Action Plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership, and Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) Programs. The total budget under the City’s mandated program year 2011-2012 is estimated at $3,610,801 in new entitlement. To this amount an anticipated $630,603 in program income will be added for a total budget of new funds of $4,241,404. This budget represents a 16.7% one year reduction in CDBG funding (-$518,491) and 11.57% reduction in HOME funds (-$111,307).
Building from the priorities established in the City’s proposed Five-Year Consolidated Plan, The One-Year Action Plan describes activities the City will undertake in the areas of housing, economic & community development, parks & open space, transportation & infrastructure, historic preservation, and public services. The CDBG, HOME and ESG grant funds provide the City of Somerville with a tremendous opportunity to undertake activities which will provide substantial benefits to our residents. The Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning and Community Development will administer these funds.
In accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 44, section 53A, which requires a vote of the Board of Aldermen for the expenditure of grants or gifts from the federal government and from a charitable foundation, private corporation, or individual, or from the Commonwealth, a county or municipality or agency thereof, I request approval to expend these grant funds.
Joseph A. Curtatone
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