Notice of Round 2 Allocation of CARES Act ESG-CV funds

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Public Law 116-136, was signed into
law on March 27, 2020 to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).
The CARES Act provided up to $5 billion in supplemental funding to states and local governments
through Community Development Block Grants Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions
Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV), and other funding programs. From this amount, the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) immediately allocated $2 billion based on the fiscal year
2020 CDBG and ESG formulas.
 
On April 2, 2020, HUD made the first special allocation (Round 1) to the County of San Mateo
Department of Housing (DOH) in the amount of $1,570,637 in CDBG-CV funds and $799,531 in
ESG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-
19).
 
On June 9, 2020, HUD made a second allocation (Round 2) to the County of San Mateo Department of
Housing (DOH) in the amount of $5,144,656 in ESG-CV funds to be used to prevent, prepare for and
respond to COVID-19.
 
On June 30, 2020, the Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a substantial amendment to the
San Mateo County Community Participation Plan and a substantial amendment to the County’s 2018-
2022 Consolidated Plan for the federal CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs related to the (CARES) Act.
The CARES Act provided up to $5 billion in supplemental funding to states and local governments
through Community Development Block Grants Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions
Grants Coronavirus (ESG-CV), and other funding programs. From this amount, the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) immediately allocated $2 billion based on the fiscal year
2020 CDBG and ESG formulas.
 
Uses of these CARES Act funds have yet to be determined. The County will publish another notice
to inform the public how the County plans to utilize these CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funds.

Date of Publication: July 2, 2020
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