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File #: 21-0025    Version:
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/28/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 2/9/2021 Final action: 2/9/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning recommending the Board: 1) Accept the grant award, in accordance with Board Policy A-6, in the amount of $500,000 in Local Government Planning Support Grants Program funding (hereinafter referred to by the California Department of Housing and Community Development [HCD or Department] as the Local Early Action Planning Grants program or LEAP); 2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 210-2021 to authorize the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to execute the grant agreement 20-LEAP-14912 and subsequent amendments thereto that do not affect the dollar amount or the term and to sign other grant related documents, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and 3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget amendment to accommodate the grant fund and related expenses. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: State Local Government Planning Support Gra...
Attachments: 1. A - Blue Route LEAP Standard Agreement, 2. B - Blue Route LEAP Resolution, 3. C - 20-LEAP-14912 Standard Agreement_Pending, 4. D - LEAP Resolution Planning Grant, 5. E - El Dorado County LEAP Award Letter, 6. F - BOS Budget Transfer 21-0025 LRP LEAP Grant, 7. Executed Resolution 210-2021, 8. Executed Budget Transfer
Related files: 20-0570, 20-0326
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Planning and Building Department, Planning Division, Long Range Planning recommending the Board:
1) Accept the grant award, in accordance with Board Policy A-6, in the amount of $500,000 in Local Government Planning Support Grants Program funding (hereinafter referred to by the California Department of Housing and Community Development [HCD or Department] as the Local Early Action Planning Grants program or LEAP);
2) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 210-2021 to authorize the Planning and Building Department Director, or designee, to execute the grant agreement 20-LEAP-14912 and subsequent amendments thereto that do not affect the dollar amount or the term and to sign other grant related documents, contingent upon approval by County Counsel and Risk Management; and
3) Approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget amendment to accommodate the grant fund and related expenses. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: State Local Government Planning Support Grants Program.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development (Department) issued a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) dated January 27, 2020, for its Local Government Planning Support Grants Program (hereinafter referred to by the Department as the Local Early Action Planning Grants program or LEAP). In response to the 2019 NOFA, the County of El Dorado (County) submitted an application dated June 10, 2020, for an allocation of the LEAP Program funds up to the maximum amount available to the County of $500,000. The LEAP Program provides funding to jurisdictions for the preparation and adoption of planning documents and process improvements that accelerate housing production to facilitate compliance in implementing the sixth cycle of the Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA).

The LEAP Program is part of the broader Program formerly known as the Local Government Planning Support Grants Program, which was established...

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