For Immediate ReleaseSeptember 10, 2019
Recruitment open for Marin volunteers to prioritize annual allocations
San Rafael, CA – Advocates who are passionate about representing the interests of racial/ethnic minorities and people with disabilities have an opportunity to join a Marin County group that prioritizes and makes recommendations on the spending of federal grant money.
Planning staff with the County’s Community Development Agency anticipate that it will receive roughly $2.2 million in funds for distribution to nonprofits and local governments. These funds are used to support affordable housing, public service projects, and capital improvements for community infrastructure such as parks, community centers, and health clinics.
There are three committee openings for two-year terms. One is an at-large seat that any Marin resident may apply for. The remaining two committee seats are for representatives from the following Marin areas:
The Countywide Priority Setting Committee was expanded in 2012 with the goal of bringing greater diversity to the group. In addition to advising the Board of Supervisors on the CDBG and HOME funding allocation process, the committee provides input on the County’s implementation of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice.
The Board of Supervisors holds a public hearing on all the committee’s recommendations each May and subsequently sends a priority list of projects to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Molly KronPlannerCommunity Development Agency
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite 304San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7549Email: Molly KronCDA Website