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ASSEMBLY AGENDA/MANAGER'S REPORT
THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF JUNEAU, ALASKA

Resolution 2836 A Resolution Authorizing the City and Borough of Juneau to Apply for a Community Development Block Grant with St. Vincent de Paul from the Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development To Be Used For Renovations to House a Transitional Services Center.

MANAGER'S REPORT:

Project ideas were solicited from the community for a grant from the federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered in Alaska by the State Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development (DCCED). Grant proposals must be sponsored by a local government and sent to DCCED by December 7, 2018, where the proposals will be reviewed and compete against each other on a statewide basis. A local government has the choice of generating its own project ideas or soliciting ideas from the general public. CBJ has successfully used this method in the past. This year we received three proposals: a proposal from Bartlett Regional Hospital, from the Juneau Housing First Collaborative, and from St. Vincent de Paul. Staff’s recommendation is to apply on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul.

 

The Assembly Human Resources Committee reviewed the proposal at its meeting on September 17, 2018, and made a recommendation to the Assembly to support the St. Vincent De Paul application and submit a CDBG application. 

 

St. Vincent de Paul proposes to use CDBG funds to renovate an existing building into a transitional support services center which will house services for low to moderate income individuals, especially those experiencing homelessness or extreme disability.

 

Printed grant applications, with original signatures must be received in Fairbanks by 5 p.m. December 7, 2018.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

The City Manager recommends the Assembly adopt the attached resolution supporting St. Vincent de Paul’s application for a CDBG grant.

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Resolution 283610/9/2018Resolution