CDBG COVID-19 (CDBG-CV)
The City of Edmond has been fortunate to receive a special allocation to our Community Development Block Grant funds that will be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This allocation was authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. The CARES Act will provide $284,977 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to the City of Edmond.
As of April 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is developing a notice for grantees that will provide information and resources to enable swift implementation of CDBG-CV grants. This website will be updated as information becomes available such as CDBG-CV eligible activities and the City’s anticipated distribution/use of funding.
The City of Edmond has received an additional allocation of $455,830 in CDBG Entitlement funds to be used to prevent, prepare, and respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of Edmond’s cumulative amount for all CDBG-CV funds is $740,807.
Based on previous citizen input, local needs expressed by numerous social services, Citizen Participation Committee (CPC), and data collected by staff, consideration was made to best allocate this funding in the most efficient, effective, and immediate way possible. By using existing public services already defined in the 2019 Action plan, that have also been affected by COVID-19 with an influx of new clients, we expedited getting funds out accordingly. City Council approved the use of these funds April 20, 2020.
Since then, the staff, Citizen Participation Committee and City Council, have approved an agreement with the Edmond Public School Foundation (EPS Foundation), Edmond Mobile Meals, Hope Center of Edmond and Project 66. With the COVID pandemic, the need continues for those households and individuals that access these public services.