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File #: 20-0570    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 4/15/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning Unit recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 085-2020 approving the submittal of an application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) for planning grant funds to further housing development in El Dorado County; and 2) Authorize and direct the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to act on the County’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application to apply for and submit to the Department the 2020 Local Early Action Planning Grants Program application in the amount of up to $500,000. FUNDING: Local Early Action Planning Grants Program.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved Blue Route LEAP, 2. B - LEAP Resolution Planning Grant, 3. Executed Resolution 085-2020
Related files: 20-0326, 20-0170, 19-1446, 21-0025
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning Unit recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 085-2020 approving the submittal of an application to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) for planning grant funds to further housing development in El Dorado County; and
2) Authorize and direct the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to act on the County’s behalf in all matters pertaining to this application to apply for and submit to the Department the 2020 Local Early Action Planning Grants Program application in the amount of up to $500,000.

FUNDING: Local Early Action Planning Grants Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On January 27, 2020, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) released a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for approximately $119,040,000 as part of the new one-time funding Local Early Action Planning Grants Program (LEAP). LEAP is made available as a portion of the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program pursuant to Chapter 3.1 of Health and Safety Code (Sections 50515.03 (Chapter 159, Statutes of 2019). The Program provides funding to jurisdictions for the preparation and adoption of planning documents, process improvements that accelerate housing production, and facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA).

The LEAP Program is part of the broader Program formerly known as the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program, which was established as part of the 2019-20 California Budget Act. The 2019-20 Budget Act provides a spectrum of support, incentives, resources and accountability to meet California’s housing goals.

The LEAP Program provides one-time grant funding to regions and jurisdictions for technical assistance, preparation and adoption of planning documents, and process improvements. The County of El Dora...

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