CARES Act Supplemental Funding - CDBG-CV and ESG-CV
The City of Duluth has received a special allocation of funds to address the current COVID-19 pandemic from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This funding was approved through the passing of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The purpose of the additional funds is to provide communities the ability to quickly respond to community needs in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. HUD has allocated just over $2 million in CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funds to the City of Duluth to assist community members whose lives and well-being have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Insights and immediate community needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic were provided by community members and community-focused organizations during a public comment period at the beginning of May. In addition to mailed and emailed comments, the City gathered input at a virtual comment session on April 30th and a virtual CD Committee Public Hearing held on May 5th.
CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding details and proposed activities.
The City of Duluth issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit project proposals for CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funding. Proposals were due on June 24, 2020. A review committee evaluated the proposals to help the City of Duluth select projects that respond to the community’s most pressing needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Council approved funding the recommended projects on July 20, 2020.