CDBG COVID-19 Additional Funding Public Hearing, Oct 13, 2020, 4:00 pm

Public Hearing to amend Annual Action Plan to accept additional COVID-19 relief program funding. Meeting will be held via Zoom. Advance registration required

CDBG COVID-19 Round 3 Funding Application 

This application is for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding to assist Brockton organizations and businesses in serving the new and increased needs created by COVID-19. This funding and application are separate from the City of Brockton’s annual CDBG Application and the first round of CDBG CV funding that has already been committed. FY2020 and CV-1 funding allocations have been made and announced, and will be considered in how this funding is allocated. This funding should only be applied for with plans of being spent down completely within a 2-12 month period (at this time, this can change) of contracting with us, but your program may be designed for longer. All CDBG eligibility requirements must still be met, please visit the link below to ensure your program and organization meet the criteria before applying. Again, this funding MUST be filling a need created by COVID-19 to serve the community as directly as possible.

Please note that this application is a little more open ended than for just public service needs, but all requests must still fit within the CDBG guidelines. We will work with you on getting a proposal to fit within those guidelines as needed and appropriate so don’t stress too much about that part, but know if your request is completely ineligible, this is currently your last chance at CDBG funding until FY2021 funding starting next July.

This must be submitted by Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11:59PM to be considered in this round of funding.

http://bit.ly/BrocktonCV3 
Budget Form: http://bit.ly/CV3BudgetForm 

Brockton Residential Assistance Program

Below is the ELECTRONIC FORM link for the Brockton Residential Assistance application.

https://www.cognitoforms.com/NeighborWorksHousingSolutions/applicationforbrocktonresidentialassistanceprogram

This assistance can help Brockton residents who are behind on rent or mortgage, or need first and last month’s rent to help you move. You may use a smartphone to complete this online form but a computer or tablet might be easier. Please have your documents (listed in the Client Checklist below) with you when you fill out the ELECTRONIC FORM so that you can upload them at the end of the form. You will need the other adults in your household to be home when you fill out the form as all adults will have to sign in several places.

Document Checklist

  • Identification for all household members (examples: photo ID, license, birth certificate, passport)
  • Social Security cards (for all household members who have Social Security numbers)
  • Documentation of current housing and primary residence (examples: lease, tenancy at will agreement, mortgage statement)
  • Documentation of eligible housing crisis (Letter from landlord showing you are behind on rent, current mortgage statement showing balance due)
  • Documentation of financial hardship, if applicable (examples: letter from/email from employer, application for unemployment insurance, notice of loss of employer-sponsored health insurance) or self-certification letter.
  • Documentation of current income (1 month’s consecutive pay stubs or verifications, dated within the last 60 days) or self-certification letter)

Landlords must provide:

  • Completed Electronic Owner Contract with W9 information (will be provided)
  • Proof of ownership for property
  • Verification of amount owed or due for any funds being covered (tenant ledger)

Business Assistance Program

The Brockton Business Assistance program is designated for businesses experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  This program will aid small businesses in job creation & job retention and to maintain business continuity.  Funded through the City of Brockton’s Community Development Block Grant program and managed by MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board and Brockton Redevelopment Authority, Applicants may request up to $10,000.00 for the proposed need.  Applicants can utilize funds to support initiatives that will allow them to continue operating during and/or after the COVID-19 pandemic. Business Assistance Program (Free Google account is required to submit application).

The grant funding may be used for the following critical needs:

  • Expenses that would not have usually occurred without the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Business continuity assessment and planning
  • Marketing, such as paid digital advertisements during and post COVID-19 pandemic
  • General business continuity expenses
  • Payroll or employee training
  • Or any other applicable expenses incurred since State of Emergency declared in MA on March 10, 2020

A Bidder’s Conference will be held Monday, June 8 via Zoom, Register here. Review of applications will begin with completed applications as of Monday, June 15, 2020. Applications will continue to be reviewed on an “as received” basis until all funds are expended or October 31, 2020, whichever is first. Disbursement of funds will start on July 1, 2020.

 

Public Hearing on FY2019 Annual Action Plan Amendment

The Brockton Redevelopment Authority will host an online public hearing on the FY2019 Annual Action Plan Draft Amendment on Thursday, April 30, 5:00 – 6:00 pm. The registration form for the Zoom meeting is available here. The full amendment is available here. A document with only the changes made to the Action Plan in the Amendment is available here.

 

NAACP Brockton Area Branch Covid-19 Relief Fund

The Brockton Area Branch of the NAACP created a relief fund for Brockton families in need.

 

City of Brockton Resources

The City of Brockton has more information for businesses dealing with the impacts of COVID-19

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Resources

The Commonwealth has more information about COVID-19 and how to access additional help.

 

COVID-19 and CDBG Public Service Funding

This application is for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funding to assist local public service agencies in serving the new and increased needs created by COVID-19. This funding and application is separate from the annual CDBG Application for Public Services and Public Facilities, while FY20 funding allocations have not be announced, this funding opportunity will not affect the amounts given there. In attempt to get these recovery funds out as quickly as possible, it has delayed announcing FY20 funding plans. But be assured, they will still be shared before July 1. However, being a past grantee or applicant, will reduce the amount of paperwork needing to be provided if selected for this funding. This funding should only be applied for with plans of being spent down completely within 6 months (at this time, this can change) of contracting with us, but your program may be designed for longer. All CDBG eligibility requirements must still be met, please click this link to ensure your program and organization meet the criteria before applying. Again, this funding MUST be filling a need created by COVID-19 to serve the community as directly as possible.

This must be submitted by Friday, May 29, 2020 at 11:59PM to be considered in this round of funding.

Note that this is just from our first round of COVID-19 recovery funds and entitlement funds. There is more funding coming from HUD to this grant for recovery, however at this time we have not been told when that will come or for how much. We are also working with other agencies and departments to find other supportive routes for those we do not have the funds to support at this time. https://forms.gle/J4M1xq8Gdd25dgwY8