CDBG Program and CARES Act Amendment

Notice to the Public 
From the Department of Development/Community Improvement Division 
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program 

Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Amendment 

The City of Boynton Beach has been allocated a combined total of $911,184 in additional CDBG funds under the CARES Act to provide citizens with supplemental funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  The City’s Development Department, through the Community Improvement Division, manages the CDBG Program and will administer these additional resources.  The City of Boynton Beach was awarded two rounds of funding from HUD in the following amounts: 

  • CDBG-CV Round 1 - $351,815 
  • CDBG-CV Round 3 - $559,369 

The City is required to amend its current Consolidated Plan and FY 2019 Annual Action Plan to receive these funds and must follow the federal regulations of 24 CFR Part 91.05(c)(2) regarding citizen participation and all applicable waivers and flexibilities made available under the CARES Act.  The purpose of this Notice is to fulfill those requirements.  Citizens will have a 5-day public review and comment period starting on July 14, 2021 and ending on July 18, 2021 and may provide comments to the following: 

Community Improvement Division 
Attn: R.J. Ramirez, Community Improvement Program Manager 
100 E. Ocean Avenue 
Boynton Beach, FL 33435  

Proposed Uses of CDBG CARES Act Funds: 

The objective of these funds is to assist low and moderate-income individuals and families impacted by the coronavirus. The City is proposing to allocate these funds to the following eligible activities which directly respond to Coronavirus: 

  • Emergency Rental Assistance: $370,645 
  • Public Services/Food Distribution: $358,303 
  • Planning and Administration : $182,236 

Activities and Implementing Partners: 

Boynton Beach Faith Based Community Development - will provide intake/application services and coordinate a rental assistance program and ensure the eligibility of all households participating in the program.  Payments will be made directly to landlords on behalf of the approved households.  The city will award $370,645 under a sub-recipient agreement for these purposes.  Approximately 70 households will receive a grant of up to three months of rental assistance. 

Feeding South Florida – assistance will be provided to this organization to address the increased need for food distribution through locations within Boynton Beach.  The city will be providing funding in the amount of $358,303 for increased costs for food distributed to households impacted by coronavirus.  More than 3,000 persons/households received food items.