Published September 18 2023
The Bellevue Human Services Commission will hold a hybrid public hearing in Bellevue at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3, to receive comments on the city’s performance using Community Development Block Grant CV-2 funds to prevent, prepare for or respond to COVID-19.
Congress authorized these funds under the CARES act adopted on March 27, 2020.
The CARES Act, in keeping with the primary objective of the block grant program, prioritizes projects that serve primarily low- and moderate-income individuals. These projects must also prevent, prepare for, or respond to COVID-19.
The city received $173,748 in CDBG-CV-2 funds as a pass-through entity from the state Department of Commerce. The City Council adopted ordinance 6611 on Oct. 25, 2021, and approved funding allocations of $121,624 to BrightSpark (formerly Childcare Resources) to provide childcare vouchers to help low-and moderate-income Bellevue residents pay for childcare services.
Brightspark has provided 18 Bellevue families with 1,449 days of childcare services. In addition, the YMCA of Greater Seattle received $52,124 to provide contactless food box delivery to low- and moderate-income Bellevue residents. The YMCA provided 186 residents with 2,394 individual meals and 1,682 produce boxes.
The agenda for the hearing will be available at city meetings on Sept. 28 and will include details on how to access the hearing.
Written comments may be emailed to the Human Services Commission at email@example.com.
For alternate formats, interpreters or reasonable modifications, please phone at least 48 hours in advance 425-452-7871 (voice) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For complaints regarding modifications, contact the city’s ADA, Title VI and equal opportunity officer at adatitleVI@bellevuewa.gov.