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This notice is to announce the beginning of a minimum thirty-day (30) public comment and review period of Dakota County Community Development Agency’s (CDA) draft of the Dakota County Consortium’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Annual Action Plan and proposed amendment to the Dakota County HOME Investment Partnership (HOME) Program Budget for Program Years 2019 and 2020, and available, if any, program income.
The purpose of the public comment period is to receive comments from the general public concerning the proposed housing and community development needs and objectives of Dakota County, and the projected use of FY 2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds, HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) funds, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds, and Program Income derived from CDBG and HOME, as well as, the substantial amendment to the HOME budget. A public hearing for the FY 2021 Action Plan is proposed to be scheduled for April 20, 2021.
Following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2021 CDBG Program ($1,910,573) and Program Income.
The following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2021 ESG ($164,454):
· $26,000 to assist emergency shelter operations.
· $125,370 for rapid re-housing assistance payments and stabilization services.
· $750 for Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) services.
· $12,334 for general administration of the ESG program
The following is a summary of the proposed uses for the 2021 HOME Entitlement ($2,417,681) and Program Income (estimated $859,592.67). The percentage shares are subject to change.
HOME Substantial Amendment Proposed:
The Dakota County CDA is proposing to allocate approximately $50,000 to four single-family homes in Dakota County. The addresses are 1065 Gorman Ave, West St Paul, 4940 204th St, Farmington, and 401 Main St, Farmington. 401 Main St, Farmington property will have two homes constructed on the parcel. When the single-family homes are complete, they will be sold to income-qualified homebuyers.
Written and/or oral comments may be submitted to the following:
Maggie Dykes, Assistant Director of Community and Economic Development
Dakota County CDA
1228 Town Centre Drive, Eagan, MN 55123
651-675-4464. Fax: 651-287-8020.
MN Relay Service: 1-800-627-3529.
This information is also available on the CDA’s website at www.dakotacda.org. Written comments will be accepted now through April 18, 2021.