PY2020 Annual Action Plan Draft
The Annual Action Plan provides a summary of the actions, activities, and the specific federal and non-federal resources that will be used in Program Year 2020 to address the priority needs and specific goals identified by the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.
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.
PY2019 CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE & EVALUATION REPORT - DRAFT
PUBLICATION DATE: MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2020
PUBLIC COMMENTS DUE BY: MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2020 – 5:00 P.M.
A Public Review Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Sewell Mill Library located at 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068 to receive comments on Cobb County’s 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance & Evaluation Report [CAPER]. This report will be submitted to the US Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) on or before March 31, 2020. The CAPER provides annual information on program accomplishments in meeting performance outcome measures for the following grant programs: Community Development Block Grant [CDBG], Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program.
Copies of the 2019 CAPER will be available for examination and comment by the public beginning Monday, March 2, 2020, at the Cobb County CDBG Program Office and on the website at www.cobbcounty.org/cdbg. The required 15-day public comment period commences Monday, March 2, 2020 and will conclude at 5:00 P.M. on Monday, March 16, 2020. Comments may be directed in person to the Cobb County CDBG Program Office, 192 Anderson Street, Suite 150, Marietta, GA 30060 or via email at: [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).