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FY 2022 – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND BLOCK GRANT
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INTRODUCTION

The Miami-Dade County Department of Public Housing and Community Development (PHCD) administers Miami-Dade County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.  In this FY 2022 Request for Applications (RFA), PHCD is soliciting applications to fund activities with CDBG funds. This RFA is seeking applications to address high priority needs as stated in the 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan, Eligible Block Groups within the North, Central and South regions of Miami-Dade County and areas most suspectible to sea level rising, as designated on the Vulnerability Map.  (See Attachment 1).

 

  • Funds awarded from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are allocated to not-for-profit community-based development organizations, community development corporations, community-based organizations, municipalities, for-profit entities, and County departments to support activities that meet HUD national objectives to benefit Low-and-Moderate-Income (LMI) persons. CDBG defines a low- and moderate-income person as a member of a household whose income would qualify as “very low-income” under the Section 8 Housing Assistance Program. Generally, these Section 8 limits are based on 50% of Area Median Income (AMI). The Area Median Income for Miami-Dade County is $61,000. For CDBG purposes moderate-income is defined as 80% of the Area Median Income.
  • If awarded funding, the entire CDBG award amount will not be available to access immediately, but will be distributed proportionately (i.e., on a reimbursement basis) in accordance with each entity’s project needs and budget during the contract period based on incurred costs with valid supporting documentation.

 

  • Ordinance 14-26 requires contractors on construction projects over $1 million, for public buildings, public works or projects on County owned lands, to submit a Responsible Contractor Affidavit; to provide the Office of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) ten (10) hour safety program training to all persons employed by the contractor; and achieve an aspirational goal of 51 percent of the local workforce.

 

The following paragraphs describe the objectives and requirements of the CDBG program, the categories of activities that will be funded, and estimated funding in this RFA.

 

THRESHOLD REQUIREMENTS

 

Applicants that do not meet the following threshold items will not be considered for funding.  The following items must be included in the application:

  • Budget/Scope of Work
  • Proof of site control
  • Must meet a HUD National Objective
  • Track Record - Good standing with Federal, State and Miami-Dade County
  • Notwithstanding the above, Miami-Dade County reserves the right not to fund an entity or affiliate with defaulted loans, breach of contract, debarment actions or any other legal encumbrances which may cause risk to County funding or are determined by the County, in its sole discretion, to threaten the applicant’s ability to complete the project proposed in a timely manner, regardless of the merits of the submitted application. Miami-Dade County reserves the right not to fund entities listed in the Federal Excluded Parties List System, as those entities are prohibited from receiving federal contracts or federally approved subcontracts, or from receiving certain types of federal financial assistance (CDBG funds) and benefits. 

PROJECT RELATED COSTS

  • Per Miami-Dade County regulations signs are required to be placed on all construction sites funded by PHCD. The applicant must include the cost of the signage as part of their development budget.
  • Awardees are required to set aside 2-5% of the grant for the Davis-Bacon Compliance Review
  • Pursuant to the 1931 Davis Bacon Act contractors and sub-contractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts, in access of $2,000, for the construction, alteration, or repair of public buildings or public works must have a Davis-Bacon wage determinations to certify that employees wages are consistent, at the very least, with local prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area. The applicant will be required to incur the cost associated with Davis Bacon compliance.
  • Pursuant to CFR Part 58 for certain construction projects the awardee will be responsible for advertisements in certain local newspapers to inform the public of the impending activity and other related costs which may include Part 58 mandates such as DERM and RER reviews.
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The following categories are identified for funding in this RFA:

  • Public Service Activities Note: Public Service applications with will not be scored by a Selection Committee but will be awarded through the Commission District Fund process (see definitions).
  • Public Service
  • Technical Assistance to Small Businesses – Public Service
  • Economic Development
    • Special Economic Development Lending/Microenterprise Lending
    • Business Incubator Assistance Program
    • Technical Assistance to Small Businesses – Economic Development
  • Housing
    • Housing activities are solely for water and sewer connections for single-family homes, duplexes, triplexes and quadruplexes, and rehabilitation of owner occupied homes

 

The following funding amounts are projected to be available for each CDBG category:

 

Projection of Estimated Available FY 2022 CDBG Funds1 by Category

Commission District Fund

$1,594,404.80

Public Service - Technical Assistance to Small Businesses

$450,000

Economic Development – Technical Assistance to Small Businesses

$400,000

Economic Development - Micro Enterprise Lending

$3,000,000

Economic Development - Business Incubator Assistance Program

$1,500,000

Housing – Water and Sewer Connections

$250,000

Housing - Homeowner Rehabilitation

$992,420.80

Total Estimated Funds

$8,186,825.60

  Commission District Fund allocations will be awarded by the members of BCC from a list of eligible applicants.  Funds will not be competitively awarded.           

 

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

 

Not-for-profit Community-Based Organizations (CBOs), Community Development Corporations (CDCs), Community-Based Development Organizations (CBDOs), developers, for-profits, and Community Land Trusts and Faith-based organizations are encouraged to respond to this RFA process by submitting applications for an eligible activity.  Applicants may apply for funding for discrete projects on the same site.  The applicant must submit a separate application for each discrete project.  Funding eligibility criteria may vary by category.  Applicants should refer to specific requirements and/or restrictions for each funding category as set forth in this RFA document

 

Applicants proposing activities in: 1) entitlement jurisdictions other than Miami-Dade County must be able to explain and demonstrate that the proposed activity is of Metropolitan Significance and/or is consistent with the high priority needs identified in Miami-Dade County's Consolidated Plan. “Metropolitan Significance” is defined as: a) an activity necessary to further the purposes of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974; b) an activity necessary to further the purposes of Miami-Dade County’s community development objectives; and c) an activity which will offer a reasonable benefit to residents within Miami-Dade County’s entitlement jurisdiction’s boundaries.

 

INELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES

Regulations stipulate that the following activities shall not be funded with CDBG funds:

Any activity that is not authorized under the provisions of §§ 570.201-570.206 is ineligible to be assisted with CDBG funds. This section identifies specific activities that are ineligible and provides guidance in determining the eligibility of other activities frequently associated with housing and community development.

 

(a)The following activities will not be funded with CDBG funds:

 

(1) Buildings or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government as defined in § 570.3(d) cannot be assisted with CDBG funds.  This does not include, however, the removal of architectural barriers under § 570.201(c) involving any such building.  Also, where acquisition of real property includes an existing improvement which is to be used in the provision of a building for the general conduct of government, the portion of the acquisition cost attributable to the land is eligible, provided such acquisition meets a national objective described in § 570.208.

 

(2) General government expenses.  Except as otherwise specifically authorized in this subpart or under OMB Circular A-87, expenses required to carry out the regular responsibilities of the unit of general local government are not eligible for assistance under this part.

 

(3) Political activities.  CDBG funds cannot be used to finance the use of facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidate forums, voter transportation, or voter registration.  However, a facility originally assisted with CDBG funds may be used on an incidental basis to hold political meetings, candidate forums, or voter registration campaigns, provided that all parties and organizations have access to the facility on an equal basis, and are assessed equal rent or use charges, if any.

 

(b) The following activities cannot be assisted with CDBG funds unless authorized under provisions of § 570.203 or as otherwise specifically noted herein or when carried out by an entity under the provisions of § 570.204.

 

(1) Purchase of equipment.  The purchase of equipment with CDBG funds is ineligible.

(i) Construction equipment. The purchase of construction equipment is ineligible, but compensation for the use of such equipment through leasing, depreciation, or use allowances pursuant to OMB Circulars A-21, A-87 or A-122 as applicable for an otherwise eligible activity is an eligible use of CDBG funds.  However, the purchase of construction equipment for use as part of a solid waste disposal facility is eligible under § 570.201(c).

(ii) Furnishings and personal property. The purchase of equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or other personal property that is not an integral structural fixture is ineligible.

 

(2) Operating and maintenance expenses.  Any expense associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvements and services is ineligible.  Specific exceptions to this rule are operating and maintenance expenses associated with public service activities, interim assistance, and office space for program staff employed in carrying out the CDBG program.  For example, the use of CDBG funds to pay the allocable costs of operating and maintaining a facility used in providing a public service would be eligible under § 570.201(e), even if no other costs of providing such a service are assisted with such funds.

 (3) Income payments. The general rule is that CDBG funds may not be used for income payments. For purposes of the CDBG program, “income payments” means a series of subsistence-type grant payments made to an individual or family for items such as food, clothing, housing (rent or mortgage), or utilities, but excludes emergency grant payments made over a period of up to three consecutive months to the provider of such items or services on behalf of an individual or family. 

The eligibility of activities is governed by the CDBG regulations found at 24 CFR Part 570, including but not limited to, 24 CFR 570.201 – 207.

 

In addition to the above activities, Miami-Dade County will not accept RFA applications from third party consultants, Project Management, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP), Private Schools, and Special Economic Development Program aka PHCD administered loan program. 

 

Attachment 1 – Map of Eligible Block Groups, by Vulnerability Ranking  AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE http://www.miamidade.gov/housing/


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NATIONAL OBJECTIVES FOR CDBG APPLICATIONS

The primary objective of the CDBG program is to benefit low- and moderate-income (LMI) persons who earn at or below 80% of the AMI and/or reside in census block groups where at least 51% of the population is at low- and moderate-income levels, defined in Title 24, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 570.208(a). Without exception, federal regulations require that all CDBG program activities meet one of the national objectives listed below:

Low/Moderate Income Area Benefit (LMA) - An activity that benefits all residents in a particular residential area, where at least 51% of the residents are LMI persons.

Low/Moderate Limited Clientele (LMC) – Activities in this category provide benefits to a specific group of persons in an area, where at least 51% of the beneficiaries of an activity are LMI. HUD presumes that certain populations such as: elderly, severely disabled adults, homeless persons, illiterate adults, migrant farm workers, abused children, persons living with HIV/AIDS, or victims of domestic violence are low-income. However, this does not preclude other LMI populations from being deemed LMC that are not included in the list provided.

CDBG-funded activities for Public Service and Public Facilities and Capital Improvements categories must meet a CDBG national objective as either LMA or LMC activities. The distinguishing factor between the two objectives is whether the service will be offered to all residents of a particular LMI area or to a particular group of LMI residents in the entire community. The LMA National Objective allows the activity to be offered to all the residents of the service area provided the activity’s defined area is populated by 51% or more low- to moderate-income residents.  For example: utilizing CDBG funds for a local park.  However, a LMC activity must serve a specific group which HUD presumes are LMI and at least 51% of the beneficiaries are LMI.  (See LMC definition above).  

 

  • Low/Moderate Income Job Creation or Retention (LMJ) – Activities designed to create or retain jobs for LMI persons, at least 51% of which will be made available to or held by LMI persons. The jobs created must be retained for a minimum of one year. One full-time or two – part-time jobs must be created or retained for every $35,000 awarded. The CDBG National Objective for Economic Development (ED) projects is Low-Mod Job creation or retention (LMJ). Without exception, federal regulations require all ED activities meet the National Objective of Job Creation/Retention.

Subsection 24 CFR 570.208 of the federal regulations provides a detailed description of the criteria to determine whether a CDBG-assisted activity complies with the national objectives stated above. 

 

  • Low/Mod Income Housing (LMH) - Activities that assist in the acquisition, construction or improvement of permanent residential structures may qualify as benefitting LMI persons only to the extent that the housing is occupied by a LMI household. This also includes activities directed towards homeownership and home beautification.

Subsection 24 CFR 570.208 of the federal regulations provides a detailed description of the criteria to determine whether a CDBG-assisted activity complies with the national objectives stated above.  MEETING A HUD NATIONAL OBJECTIVE IS A MINIMUM THRESHOLD, AND IF THE THRESHOLD IS NOT MET, THE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE SCORED. If an entity fails to meet a National Objective after they have been awarded funds, they must return the awarded funds to PHCD.

 


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DEFINITIONS

 

  1. Activity Delivery Costs (ADC): ADC are those allowable costs incurred for implementing and carrying out eligible CDBG activities. All ADC are allocable to a CDBG activity, including direct and indirect costs integral to the delivery of the final CDBG-assisted activity.
  2. Audited Financial Statements: Financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and that have been audited by an independent third party certified public accountant in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  3. Certified Financials: Financial statements to include, but not limited to, balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows that have been prepared and certified by an independent third party certified public accountant.
  1. Credit Underwriting (CU): An analytical process that determines the amount of financing necessary for completion of the construction and development of a project as indicated in a report prepared by a credit underwriter under the direction and oversight of PHCD. Credit underwriting will assist PHCD to determine the terms of financing, whether the project is financially feasible as represented in the application, and whether the costs and risks associated with the project are reasonable. (Developer will be responsible for the cost of this analysis; however, this is a reimbursable expense). 
  2. Commission District Fund Process – The Board of County Commissioners (BCC) are allocated a percentage of Community Development Block Grant funds to award. District Commissioner award funds through a non-competitive process in the Public Service Category, Economic Development or Public Facilities/Capital Improvements. The members of the BCC are encouraged to award funds through the RFA process but are not required to do so.
  3. Community Based Development Organization (CBDO): Generally, new construction housing is not eligible under the CDBG program. However, an entity defined as a CBDO is eligible to carry out new construction. activities. The eligible groups include neighborhood-based organizations, section 301(d), Small Business Investment Companies (SBIC), Local Development Corporation (LDC), and Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO)These organizations must be undertaking a neighborhood revitalization, community economic development or energy conservation project as part of a larger effort to revitalize the neighborhood.  The applicant must meet the definition outlined in Section105(a) (15) of the Housing and Community Development Act and §570.204.
  4. Community Land Trust – Community Land Trusts (CLT) as defined in Section 212 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1922 (H11966,10/5/1992), means a community housing organization (except that the requirements under subparagraph (C) and (D) of section 104(6) shall not apply for purposes of this subsection) –
  • that is not sponsored by a for-profit organization
  • that it is established to carry out the activities under paragraph (3).
  • that –
  1. acquires parcels of land, held in perpetuity, primarily for conveyance under long-term ground leases.
  2. transfers ownership of any structural improvements located on such leased parcels to the lessees; and
  3. retains a preemptive option to purchase any such structural improvement at a price determined by formula that is designed to ensure that the improvement remains affordable to low and moderate-income families in perpetuity.
  • whose corporate membership that is open to any adult resident of a particular geographic area specified in the bylaws of the organization; and
  • Whose Board of Directors –
  1. includes a majority of members who are elected by the corporate membership; and
  2. is composed of equal numbers of
  3. lessees pursuant to paragraph (3)(B)
  4. corporate members who are not lessees, and
  5. any other category of persons described in the bylaws of the organization.

 

  1. Davis-Bacon Act: Since its enactment in 1931, the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) has provided critical wage protections for construction workers and has guaranteed a level of playing field for construction contractors bidding on federal projects. The federal government constructs buildings, builds dams, and funds housing projects.  Davis-Bacon and Related Acts, apply to contractors and subcontractors performing on federally funded or assisted contracts in excess of $2,000 for the construction, alteration, or repair (including painting and decorating) of public buildings or public works.  Davis-Bacon Act and Related Act contractors and subcontractors must pay their laborers and mechanics employed under the contract no less than the locally prevailing wages and fringe benefits for corresponding work on similar projects in the area.  The Davis-Bacon Act applies to contractors and subcontractors performing work on federal or District of Columbia contracts.

The Developer shall ensure that its contractors and their subcontractors are classifying workers properly for Davis-Bacon and Internal Revenue Code purposes and that they maintain proper documentation to support worker classification.  In reviewing certified payrolls, the County will be alert to anomalies, and in such cases will consult with federal agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service, Department of Labor, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  1. Developer: Any individual, association, corporation, joint venture or partnership which possesses the requisite skill, experience, and credit worthiness to successfully produce affordable housing as required in the application.
  1. Eligible Block Group: an area that is eligible to receive Community Development Block Grant funds, as depicted in the map included in the FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. The CDBG-eligible block group map divided the County into southern, central and northern regions.
  2. Firm Commitment: Match/leverage funds must be explicit, in writing and signed by a person authorized to make the commitment, i.e., applicant MUST show proof of subsidy. The commitment must indicate the total dollar value of the commitment and must be valid through financial closing of the project.  It must be supported by evidence of funding availability from an industry recognize financial institution and show evidence of initial underwriting by the lender or from a financial source determined through documented evidence to be able to support the commitment.  Final decisions on the issue of “firm commitment” shall be made by PHCD.
  3. Geographic Location: When scoring applications, the County will give priority to activities located in and/or serve Participating Municipalities and Eligible Block Groups. for descriptions/definitions of such. Applications must describe how these areas and the residents will be served by the proposed activity.
  4. Leveraging:  Where applicable, applicants must show that they have other sources of funding available for the proposed activity.  Since the County only uses its federal and local funds to address funding gaps, other sources of funding identified in the application must firmly be in place and committed to ensure the successful completion of the project.  Documentation must be provided with the application to verify the availability and firm commitment of leveraged resources. Applicants must have complete funding in place, except for the requested gap funding, and applicants must provide a Sources and Uses Statement.  Applicants must demonstrate maximum leveraging with non-County funds. Not meeting leveraging and firm commitment requirements with supportive documentation under this section shall result in the application being declared non-responsive and ineligible for funding.  Such applications shall not be scored.
  5. National Objective:The proposed activity must meet the HUD national objective of benefiting low- to moderate-income (LMI) persons. Applicants proposing activities that will benefit low- and moderate-income persons will be required to provide appropriate documentation.  Applicants must provide income eligibility requirements for the proposed activity or demonstrate that the activity is located in a Eligible Block Group
  6. Organizational and Financial Capacity: Applicants must demonstrate that they are fiscally sound and have the skills, ability, experience required to achieve HUD’s National Objective(s) and are able to meet other program requirements. PHCD will accept audited financial statements that have been prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and have been audited by an independent third party certified public accountant in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards or certified financial statements that include, but are not limited to, balance sheet, income statement, and statement of cash flows that have been prepared and certified by an independent third party certified public accountant in accordance with GAAP. Applicants will be evaluated on experience, organizational and administrative capacity, financial capacity, and effective management.  This will include a review of résumés, financial statements, monitoring reports, audit findings, and complete inspections of new proposed activity locations. PHCD may deem an application as non-responsive and ineligible for scoring and funding if organizational and financial capacity is not demonstrated.
  7. Priority Needs: Activities must address a high priority need as identified in the County’s FY 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan. Applications must describe how the priority needs will be addressed and provide supporting data.  For the list of the Priority Needs, refer to
  8. Public Facilities and Capital Improvements:  Public Facilities and capital improvements include all facilities and improvements that are publicly owned, or that are owned by a nonprofit organization and open to the general public. Per Resolution R-1118-20 the Board of County Commissioners has adopted a policy to restrict any new CDBG Public Facility or Capital Improvement project in the 2020-2024 Action Plans to no more than 20% of the Action Plan’s annual CDBG allocations in years when the overall unspent balances on open Public Facility and Capital Improvement projects are more than 40 percent of the overall unspent CDBG balance. If entities are seeking CDBG funds in a future RFA for a Public Facility and Capital Improvement project already in construction, please note the per 24 CFR Part 58.22, funds cannot be committed to an activity until the related environmental clearance is completed.
  9. Public Services: Provision of public services (including labor, supplies, and materials) including but not limited to those concerned with employment, crime prevention, child care, health, drug abuse, education, fair housing counseling, energy conservation, welfare (but excluding the provision of income payments identified under 24 CFR 207(b)(4)), homebuyer down payment assistance, or recreational needs. To be eligible for CDBG assistance, a public service must be either a new service or a quantifiable increase in the level of an existing public service above that which has been provided by or on behalf of the unit of general local government (through funds raised by the unit or received by the unit from the State in which it is located) in the 12 calendar months before the submission of the action plan.  (An exception to this requirement may be made if HUD determines that any decrease in the level of a service was the result of events not within the control of the unit of general local government).

 

  1. Rehabilitation: The alteration, improvement or modification of an existing structure where less than 50% of the proposed construction work consists of new construction. This includes but may not be limited to the installations of improvements to upgrade substandard electrical, plumbing, roofing, siding, insulation, weatherization, heating systems, hot water heaters, and dry rot repairs. 
  2. Responsible Wages and Benefits: The Board of County Commissioners established a Responsible Wages and Benefits requirement for minimum payment of specified wages to employees performing work on County construction contracts and privately funded construction on County-owned land.  Responsible Wages and Benefits applies to competitively bid construction contracts valued greater than $100,000 as defined in the provisions of Miami-Dade County’s Section 2-11.16 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.  The rates paid shall be not less than those contained in the Wage and Benefits Schedule in effect as of January 1st of the year the work is performed.  Workers must be paid the appropriate base rate and fringe benefits on the Wages and Benefits Schedule for the classification of work actually being performed without regard to skill. 
  3. Section 3 - is a provision of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. The purpose of Section 3 is to ensure that employment and other economic opportunities generated by certain HUD financial assistance shall, to the greatest extent feasible, and consistent with existing Federal, State, and local laws and regulations, be directed to low- and very low-income persons, particularly those who are recipients of government assistance for housing, and to business concerns which provide economic opportunities to low- and very low-income persons.
  4. Shovel Ready: A construction project that is considered to be in advanced stages of development planning. Shovel-ready means that the project can commence construction with laborers immediately and is past the planning, engineering, and funding stages.  More specifically, the Environmental Site Assessment reports (Phase I and/or II) are completed with a “No Further Action” recommendation, construction plans and specifications have been completed and approved by all local agencies, full funding of the construction phase is available (less the GAP funding requested) and construction is ready within 30 days of closing of financing to start, pending the selection and award of the general contractor, within one hundred twenty (120) from committed in writing (minus the gap funding requested), and construction is ready to start pending the selection and award of the general contractor within sixty days (60) from the contract execution date with PHCD.  THIS IS A MINIMUM THRESHOLD ITEM.
  1. Site Control: Applicants must demonstrate site control (e.g., recorded title, executed lease agreement, firm purchase contract, Option-to-Purchase or Local Government Resolution) for the site proposed for funding. A letter from a District Commissioner expressing the intent to convey specific County-owned property in that Commissioner’s District may be submitted as evidence of site control, and at the discretion of PHCD may be accepted as evidence of site control for the purposes of meeting this RFA’s threshold requirement for site control.  However, prior to financial closing, a formal BCC Resolution and/or deed naming the applicant’s sponsor or legal representation as the property’s controlling entity must be in place.
  2. Special Economic Development Lending: Per 24 CFR 570.203 – Special economic development activities include: construction, acquisition, rehabilitation reconstruction of installation of commercial or industrial buildings, structures and other real property equipment and improvements including railroad spurs or similar extensions. The provision of assistance to a private for-profit business including but not limited to loans, grants, technical assistance or other forms of support.
  3. Sub-recipient: A public or private non-profit agency, authority, organization, or a for-profit entity authorized under §570.201(o), receiving CDBG funds from the recipient or another sub-recipient to undertake activities eligible for assistance under subpart C of this part. In the case of an entity that is not carrying out an activity for the grantee, but rather is specifically eligible to receive assistance under the regulations: an owner (either non-profit or for-profit) of an apartment building receiving a rehabilitation loan or grant under 24 CFR 570.202(b)(1), a for-profit business receiving a loan or grant for an economic development project under 24 CFR 570.203(b)(1), a for-profit business receiving relocation assistance under 570.201(i).
  4. Subsidy Layering Review: An analytical process that determines the amount of Government (public) financing necessary and the reasonableness of cost allocations. (Developer will be responsible for the cost of this analysis; however, this is a reimbursable expense).
  5. Supporting Documentation: Written documentation or proof that provides relevant information to support items stated in the application.
  6. Threshold: Minimum requirements that must be satisfied for the application to be responsive.  Per Resolution No. R-630-13 applicants are required to provide a detailed project budget, sources and uses statement, certifications as to past defaults on agreements with Non-County sources and clear a due diligence check prior to a funding commitment. Due Diligence checks will be performed up until the time of recommendations for award of funds, and findings will be reported to the BCC. Among others, items defined in Sections 1 – 16 of eligibility and evaluation criteria shall each be considered threshold requirements.
  7. Timely Completion: Applicants must demonstrate that they have a history of completing projects in a timely manner.  For CDBG activities, timely manner is defined in 24 CFR 570.902 as within one year or less for CDBG activities, with the exception of construction-related projects, which may allow up to two years for completion.
  8. Track Record: Prior funded agencies must be in good standing with respect to audit findings and have a track record of completing projects on time, submitting accurate and complete quarterly progress reports, and addressing all monitoring findings. Applicants with an existing PHCD contract that have either 1) failed to demonstrate achievement of the National Objective, or appropriate performance measures under their existing CDBG, HOME, NSP, ESG and/or Section 108 loan agreements as well as SHIP and Surtax contractual requirements; or 2) are currently in a delinquent payment status with their existing County contracts; or 3) are in breach of an existing contract, shall be ineligible for funding under this RFA. THIS IS A MINIMUM THRESHOLD ITEM.
  9. Vulnerability Ranking: The Miami-Dade County Consolidated Plan for FY2020-2024 provided a map that ranks eligible block groups by vulnerability based on income and other socio-economic factors (see Attachment 1). The map ranks eligible block groups into five color coded groups: the most vulnerable 20 percent of EBGs (red), the second most vulnerable 20 percent of EBGs (orange), the third most vulnerable 20 percent of EBGs (yellow), the fourth most vulnerable 20 percent of EBGs (light green) and the least vulnerable 20 percent of EBGs. A scoring preference is provided in portions of this RFA for projects and activities that serve the most vulnerable EBGs.


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Powerpoint presentation PublicMeetingTAWorkshop2022rfa_tcwEDITS_4_12_22.pptx 4/13/2022 9:20:51 AM PPTX
2022 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS 04-06-2022-cdbg-rfa.pdf 4/14/2022 2:44:32 PM PDF
Recording of March 29th Public Meeting and Technical Assistance Workshop LINK 4/22/2022 9:01:25 AM LINK


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