Notice of Public Meeting for Discussion of Possible State CDBG Application

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians (FTBMI) will conduct a public meeting on June 27, 2021 at 2pm, at regularly session meeting of the FTBMI Tribal Senate virtual meeting in order to discuss possible applications for funding under the next fiscal year’s (July 1 to June 30) State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and to solicit public input on possible competitive and over the counter activities to be included in the application.

In accordance to CDBG NOFA Appendix C, this public hearing will be held virtually due to the COVID19 pandemic. The meeting is publicly accessible at bit.ly/FernandenoCDBG2021.

The Community Development and Economic Development allocations of the State CDBG program will be published in a combined “Notice of Funding Availability” (NOFA) each program year. Eligible cities and counties may submit Community Development and Housing applications for CDBG funds under the 2021 NOFA for a maximum per application request of $1,500,000.00 It is estimated that the funding of the State 2021 CDBG program allocation is approximately $30,000,000.

The Economic Development “Over-the-Counter” (OTC) allocation has an approximate maximum limit of $700,000 per tribe with $200,000 per public service. The NOFA also includes the Native American and Colonia allocations. The Native American allocation is only for areas with high concentrations of low-income Native American residents, who are not part of a federally recognized Native American Indian tribe or Rancheria. The Colonia funding is only for designated communities within 150 miles of the Mexican American border.

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES UNDER THE ABOVE ALLOCATIONS IN THE 2021 NOFA CONSIST OF: HOMEOWNERSHIP ASSISTANCE AND HOUSING REHABILITATION PROGRAMS; PUBLIC FACILITY AND PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS (INCLUDING PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF NEW HOUSING CONSTRUCTION); PUBLIC SERVICE PROGRAMS, PLANNING STUDIES, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE AND MICROENTERPRISE ACTIVITIES. ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES PAID FOR WITH STATE CDBG FUNDS MUST MEET ONE OF THE THREE NATIONAL OBJECTIVES LISTED IN CDBG FEDERAL STATUTES AS FOLLOWS: BENEFIT TO LOW –MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS OR PERSONS; ELIMINATION OF SLUMS AND BLIGHT; OR MEETING URGENT COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT NEED (WITH PRIOR DEPARTMENT APPROVAL).

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians anticipates submitting an application under the NOFA published during the next program year. The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians has or anticipates receiving approximately $200,000 per application in CDBG Program Income that must be expended prior to expending awarded grant funds.

The purpose of this public hearing is to give the public an opportunity to make their comments known regarding what types of eligible activities the (jurisdiction) should apply for under the State CDBG program.

If you require special accommodations to participate in the public hearing, please contact Mark Villasenor at mvillasenor@tataviam-nsn.us or 818-837-0794.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you may direct written comments to the Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians, at 1019 Second Street, or you may telephone Xochitl Ramos at 818-8370794. In addition, information is available for review at the above address between the hours of 9am-5pm on Monday-Thursday.

The Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians promotes fair housing and makes all its programs available to low- and moderate-income families regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or handicap.