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ARRA  American Recovery & Reinvestment Act

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 was approved by Congress on February 17, 2009.  The Act includes measures to modernize our nation's infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need.

Recovery Entitlement Funding - Community Development Block Grants

Eligible Applicants
Eligible applicants include States, units of general local government that received CDBG Entitlement funding in FY 2008, non-entitlement jurisdictions in Hawaii, and Insular Areas.

Program Description
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. Under the Recovery Act, recipients shall give priority to projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days of the grant agreement.

Process for Making Awards
The City of Flint will prepare an action plan amendment. HUD will process the plans in an expedited manner, execute grant agreements, and make the funds available in each grantee's line of credit. 

Award Amount
The City of Flint has been notified that its CDBG - Recovery award amount will be $1,153,340.  These funds are not yet available.  This website will be updated as information from HUD becomes available.

Program Description
Regulations under Title XII for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing
Program (HPRP) were issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on March 19, 2009.  The overall purpose of the program is to provide financial assistance and services that either prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless or help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.  On the national level, ARRA appropriates $1.5 billion for the program.

The funds under this program are intended to target individuals and families who would be homeless but for this assistance. The funds will provide for a variety of assistance, including:  short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including such activities as mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management.

Award Amount
The City of Flint was allocated $1,763,839 in funding through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HPRP authorized by ARRA.  HUD is treating the use of HPRP grant funds as a substantial amendment to a grantee’s current approved Consolidated Plan and 2008 Annual Action Plan.  In accordance with the City of Flint’s Citizen Participation Plan, citizens must be afforded the opportunity to provide comments to such changes.  The HPRP regulations amend the citizen participation requirements by shortening the minimum time for citizen comments to 12 calendar days and requiring the substantial amendment materials to be posted on the City’s website.

Process for Making Awards
The HPRP regulations require that the substantial amendment describing the use of funds be received by HUD no later than May 17, 2009.  After review and approval of the substantial amendment by HUD, the City of Flint will have three months to commit HPRP funds to program purposes described in the substantial amendment.  All HPRP funds must be expended within three years.

Eligible Applicants
Eligible applicants include Metropolitan Cities, urban Counties and States (for distribution to local governments and private nonprofit organizations).

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