2019 Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Cobb Community Needs Assessment
The purpose of this report is to ensure that the recent Community Needs Assessment issued to Cobb County CDBG Program Office by Kennesaw State University is compliant with all CSBG/ROMA requirements and provides the entity with adequate information to build a strong Strategic Plan.
PY2018 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORT - DRAFT
In accordance with the federal regulations found in 24 CFR 570, Cobb County has prepared this Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018. The CAPER presents the County’s progress in carrying out projects and activities pursuant to the Program Year (PY) 2018 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds it received from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to principally benefit low-to-moderate-income persons who live in Cobb County.
The 2018 CAPER describes and evaluates how Cobb County invested formula funds from HUD to meet affordable housing and community development needs. This annual report also provides a general assessment of the County’s progress in addressing the priorities and objectives contained in its Five-Year PY2016–2020 Consolidated Plan (Con Plan) covering the period of January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2020.
A Public Review Meeting was held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Cobb County Board of Commissioners room located at 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, Georgia to receive comments on Cobb County’s PY2018 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report [CAPER] for the time period of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.
The required 15-day public comment period commences Friday, March 1, 2019 and will conclude Friday, March 15, 2019. The deadline for all written comments is Friday, March 15, 2019 by 5:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time [EST] and should be directed to: Cobb County CDBG Program Office, 192 Anderson Street, Suite 150, Marietta, GA 30060, or by Email: [email protected].
The County’s Five-Year Consolidated Plan identifies the community’s affordable housing, community development and economic development needs and outlines a comprehensive and coordinated strategy for addressing them. This document includes narrative responses to specific questions that grantees must respond to in order to be compliant with the Consolidated Planning Regulations.
Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI)
Each year, HUD requires Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement grantees to submit a certification that they will affirmatively further fair housing and that their grants will be administered in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988. Cobb County will meet this obligation by performing an Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The AI assesses current fair housing initiatives, and identifies the impediments to fair housing choice in the county and describes actions the county will take to overcome them.
Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER)
The CAPER describes and evaluates how Cobb County invested formula funds from HUD to meet affordable housing and community development needs. This annual report also provides a general assessment of the County’s progress in addressing the priorities and objectives contained in its Five-Year Consolidated Plan.
Annual Action Plan
As a recipient of federal grant funds, Cobb County is required by HUD to produce an Annual Action Plan every year. This document serve as the application for funding for the following federal entitlement programs that serve low and moderate-income individuals and/or families:
- Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)
- HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
- Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
Cobb County’s Annual Action Plan identifies projects in which these funds will be utilized to carry out previously identified priorities and goals that were established in the County’s Consolidated Plan.
Citizen Participation Plan
The Consolidated Plan regulations require U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) local government grantees to adopt a Citizen Participation Plan. This Plan reflects Cobb County's compliance with the HUD requirements for citizen participation in all appropriate HUD grant programs. This Plan contains the required elements listed in the Consolidated Plan regulations at 24 CFR 91.105(b).