CDBG-CV Frequently Asked Questions & Answers

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1. Where do I find the CARES Act? When was it enacted?

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2. Where can I find state of Oregon information about CDBG-CV?

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3. How is the Oregon CDBG-CV accessed?

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4. Who can apply Oregon CDBG-CV?

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5. Where can I find information about the current Notice of Funding Availabilities (NOFA)?

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6. Are there any federal requirements attached to this funding?

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7. What is a duplication of benefits?

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8. HUD stresses that CDBG-CV funds should not be used in a way that duplicates other resources. Is that an accurate representation of HUD's guidance? Would it be fair to read that as a caution against applying these funds to uses supported by the rest of the CARES Act?

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9. There is a regular limit of three open grants per jurisdiction, but a total of two applications allowed per applicant at a time—is this different for the emergency funds? If applicants apply for one of the emergency assistance funding categories, how does that affect their eligibility for the regular CDBG application process?

Emergency Rental Assistance Program

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1. Can multiple communities partner together to create a regional approach to providing rental emergency rental assistance?

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2. Can the Rental Assistance Program pay for utilities, mortgages, space rent for manufactured home parks, co-op fees?

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3. What is the maximum amount of assistance a person can receive?

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4. Where do I get a rent reasonable study if I don't want to use the Fair Market Rents (FMR)?

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5. Can a city apply on behalf of a county-wide project, if the county signs on as a participating jurisdiction?

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6. Who should manage the Rental Assistance Program if a city or county does not have capacity or experience but the community has need?

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7. What documentation of COVID impact does the household have to provide? Is a signed statement from the tenant application enough, or does it need to come from a third party?

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8. What documentation does a landlord need to provide showing tenant need?

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9. Can a tenant applicant receive funding from two different sources?

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10. Can Rental Assistance Program funds be used to house populations not currently housed?

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11. Is there an asset limit for this program?

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12. How do I determine if a self-employed household is income eligible?

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13. If a tenant applies for assistance and has no way to pay future rent can assistance be provided for rent not yet due?

Emergency Small Business & Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program

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1. What is the Emergency Small Business & Micro-Enterprise Assistance Program objective?

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2. Does this program require more than one jurisdiction/area of service to apply?

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3. What is the maximum grant amount for this program?

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4. Can an Economic Development Organization be a microenterprise assistance service provider for more than one grantee if multiple counties in the region apply for resources for the micro-enterprise/small business grants or would we be limited to providing service to just one grantee? Or if jurisdictions apply jointly, will the funding be limited to $100k or can it be $100k each?

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5. How do I complete a Job Creation/Retention Form and provide income verification?

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6. Does this program cover costs for administration?

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7. How do I apply?

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8. Where can I find more information about this program?

COVID-19 Impact Assistance Program

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1. What type of project could the COVID-19 Impact Assistance Program assist?