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File #: 19-0468    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Approval Status: Approved
File created: 5/16/2019 In control: Executive Office
On agenda: 5/21/2019 Final action: 5/21/2019
Title: Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Transmission of a Letter of Commitment to Economic Development Administration to Fund the Economic Development and Financing Corporation (EDFC) at $30,000 Annually, For the Next Three Years, for a Total of $90,000, to Allow EDFC to Use this Funding Commitment as Match for Additional Grant Funding (Sponsor: Executive Office)
Attachments: 1. Letter of Commitment, 2. EDFC Request, 3. Resolution 16-140, 4. EDA Invitation to Apply

TO: Board of Supervisors
FROM: Executive Office
MEETING DATE: May 21, 2019


DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Carmel J. Angelo
PHONE:
463-4441
DEPARTMENT CONTACT:
Steve Dunnicliff
PHONE:
463-4441


ITEM TYPE: Regular Agenda

TIME ALLOCATED FOR ITEM: 15 min


AGENDA TITLE:
title
Discussion and Possible Action Including Approval of Transmission of a Letter of Commitment to Economic Development Administration to Fund the Economic Development and Financing Corporation (EDFC) at $30,000 Annually, For the Next Three Years, for a Total of $90,000, to Allow EDFC to Use this Funding Commitment as Match for Additional Grant Funding
(Sponsor: Executive Office)
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RECOMMENDED ACTION/MOTION:
recommendation
Approve transmission of letter of commitment to Economic Development Commission to fund EDFC at $30,000 annually, for the next three years, for a total of $90,000, allowing EDFC to use this commitment as match for additional grant funding; and authorize Chair to sign same.
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PREVIOUS BOARD/BOARD COMMITTEE ACTIONS:
EDFC is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, founded in 1995 by the County and the four incorporated Cities to carry out economic development. For more than 20 years, the Board has annually provided funding to EDFC, and appointed Supervisors to sit on the EDFC Board. In 2016, the Board approved Resolution No. 16-140, accepting the Sonoma-Mendocino Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy and endorsing the designation of the Sonoma Mendocino Economic Development District (SMEDD).

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
In 2017, the SMEDD received a three year planning grant from the Economic Development Administration. Sonoma County supplied the match and thus received all of the funding ($210,000 over three years). In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-19, Sonoma County contracted directly with EDFC and provided a small amount of funding to support SMEDD coordination services in Mendocino County. In April 2019, the SMEDD was invited to apply for another three-year grant f...

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