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File #: 21-1818    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/3/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 11/16/2021 Final action: 11/16/2021
Title: Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter addressed to the Offices of the U.S. Economic Development Administration in support of Sierra Business Council’s application for the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - County's Letter of Support for SBC PWEAA, 2. Signed Letter of Support
Title
Planning and Building Department, Economic Development Division, recommending the Board authorize the Chair to sign a letter addressed to the Offices of the U.S. Economic Development Administration in support of Sierra Business Council’s application for the Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
Economic Development Administration’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs provide economically distressed communities and regions with comprehensive and flexible resources to address a wide variety of economic needs. Through these programs, the Economic Development Administration supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency. A Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance grant will assist with the County’s efforts for the rebuilding of an economy in dire need of recovery from the impacts of a devastating fire, drought, and pandemic through additional funding resources. The Sierra Business Council is prepared to assist with strategically aligning resources from various government, for-profit, and nonprofit entities to leverage efforts and funding in the planning effort towards a more resilient community.

It’s anticipated that these efforts will include focusing on the necessary infrastructure to ensure residents can return to their homes and jobs, supporting sustainable economic development, fostering much needed high quality job creation, and rebuilding resilience into the local economy. This grant assistance will help the County effectively plan for rebuilding and provide the necessary re-tooling required for disaster recovery.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board may choose not to sign the letter of support.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
N/A

OTHER DEPARTMENT / AGENCY INVOLVEMENT
Sierra Business Council (SBC)

CAO RECOMMENDATION / COMMENTS
Approve as recommended.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
There is no financial impact to the County associated with...

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