The City of Springfield was allocated $327,639 in Community Development Block Grant coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), and is included as a substantial amendment to Springfield’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 CDBG One Year Action Plan.
From 5:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 24, CDAC will meet and hold a public hearing on the use of CDBG-CV funds. The CDAC will consider all written comments and oral testimony during the public hearing regarding the use of funds, and will make a recommendation to the Springfield City Council for allocation of CDBG-CV funds.
The City of Springfield’s proposal for the use of CDBG-CV funds is currently available for review. A 5-day public comment period on the proposed allocation of funds is currently open and will close at 5 p.m., June 24, 2020. A draft is available online: https://www.springfield-or.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CDBG-CV-substantial-amendment_DRAFT-for-public-comment-6.19.2020_B.pdf
- 5:30 Call to Order / Introductions (Chair)
- 5:32 Elections (Staff)
- 5:35 Public Comment (Chair)
- 5:40 Approval of Minutes (Chair)
- 5:45 Overview of CDBG CARES Act funds to respond to coronavirus (CDBG-CV) (Staff)
- 5:50 Public Hearing – CDBG-CV allocation of funds (Chair/Staff)
- 6:15 CDBG-CV – Recommendations (Chair)
- 6:30 Adjourn
The CDAC meeting will be held via phone and internet using GoToMeeting, due to statewide orders regarding physical distancing and large gatherings. Members of the public wishing to attend this meeting electronically can call in or attend virtually by following the directions:
From your computer, tablet or smartphone.
To dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (872) 240-3311
Access Code: 411-710-397
Oregon Relay/TTY: Dial 711 or 800-735-1232. Give the Relay Operator the area code and telephone number you wish to call and any further instructions.
For those unable to attend the meeting virtually, Springfield City Hall will be open to allow people to attend the meeting in person. Doors at the South Entrance to Springfield City Hall will be open at 5:15 pm.
Written comments may be submitted to Erin Fifield via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Springfield Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) advises the Springfield City Council on matters related to the City’s housing and community development activities, which are funded annually by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Projects funded through CDBG are to serve primarily low and moderate-income residents of the City. The Committee consists of eight members who meet a few times each year, as needed.
The primary purpose of this meeting will be to review and score the recent CDBG Request for Proposals, to hold a public hearing for the CDBG One Year Action Plan, and to make a recommendation on the One Year Action Plan to City Council.