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1 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Dan Narber Iowa Economic Development Authority

2 Community Development Block Grant Program » Receive Approximately $22 Million Annually » U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development » Anticipated Program Budget Cuts » CDBG funding declined $7.5 million or 26% decrease since 2010

3 2010 Allocation = $28,51 Million 2011 Allocation = $23,87 Million 2012 Allocation = $21.05 Million

4 De-Obligated CDBG Funds » Tornado & Wind Damage Assistance Program –$4.4 Million to Monona, Cherokee, Benton, Ida, Taylor, and Tama Counties » Technical Assistance –Stormwater workshops, planning/public participation workshops, studies » Sustainable Community Demonstration Projects –District geo-thermal in West Union, urban stormwater management in Belle Plaine » Downtown Revitalization –Façade Master Plan, Neighborhood Facilities Projects –20 Active projects - $9.8 Million –Applications due in January

5 CDBG Economic Development Programs » Economic Development Set-Aside (EDSA) –For-profit loan assistance tied directly to job creation –Maximum $10,000 per job, maximum award $1 million –51% of jobs must be LMI –No match requirement, but an evaluation criteria –Jobs must meet or exceed 90% regional wage » Public Facilities Set-Aside (PFSA) –Assistance to cities/counties for infrastructure that will lead to job creation –Maximum $10,000 per job, maximum award $500,000 –51% of jobs must be LMI –50% local match required –Jobs must meet or exceed 90% regional wage » Career Link – job training program

6 Sustainable Community Demonstration and Downtown Revitalization Purposes » Assist communities in demonstrating innovative, cutting edge solutions to making Iowas communities more environmentally, economically, and culturally viable » Innovative, out-of-the-box, comprehensive, and replicable approaches to sustainability

7 Sustainable Community Demonstration and Downtown Revitalization » Sustainable Community Demonstration Projects –Funds are made available through IDEDs Contingency Fund 5% of CDBGs annual allocation usually funds Opportunities and Threats activities » Downtown Revitalization Projects –Funds are made available through the deobligation of federal funds through IDEDs competitive program –Needs to be part of a comprehensive downtown revitalization plan

8 2012 Program Year Funding » Water/Sewer 60 Applications for $18.9 Million 25 Awards for $15.1 Million Leveraged $10.8 Million in Local Funds » Community Facilities an Services 19 Applications for $7.1 Million 5 Awards for $2.4 Million Leveraged $2.7 Million in Local Funds

9 2011 Program Year Funding » Water/Sewer 64 Applications for $19.6 Million 45 Awards for $15.1 Million Leveraged $31.5 Million in Local Funds » Community Facilities an Services 14 Applications for $5.6 Million 8 Awards for $2.8 Million Leveraged $2.6 Million in Local Funds

10 2010 Program Year Funding » Water and Sewer Fund –79 Applications for $26.1 Million –34 Awards for $11.8 Million –Leveraged $52 Million in Local Funds » Community Facilities and Services Fund –12 Applications for $5.2 Million –4 Awards for $2.1 Million –Leveraged $4.4 Million in Local Funds

11 National Objective » All Projects Must Meet National Objective » Primarily Benefit Persons of Low and Moderate Income (LMI) –51% of Those Benefitting Must be LMI –Based on 80% of Median Family Income by Household Size

12 State of Iowa CDBG Program » Competitive Program –Water/Sewer Fund –Community Facilities and Services Fund » Housing Fund » Job Creation, Retention, and Enhancement Fund » Contingency Fund

13 CDBG Fund Eligible Applicants » Cities Under 50,000 » All Counties » Eligible Applicants Can Apply on Behalf of a Non-Profit

14 Grant Ceilings » 0-999$300,000* » 1,000-2,499$500,000 » 2,500-14,999$600,000 » 15,000-49,999$800,000 *Maximum $1000 Per Person

15 CDBG Fund Eligible Costs » Architectural and Engineering Fees » Acquisition » Construction » Expansion » Renovation » Administration

16 Water and Sewer Fund Application Review Criteria » Need for the Project » Timely Start and Completion » Local Funds Leveraged » Cost Per Beneficiary » Best Long Term Option » Affordability

17 Readiness Requirements » Procurement of Engineer Prior to Submittal of Application » Submittal of Application to Other Funding Agencies by CDBG Due Date » Submittal of Approvable PER to DNR by CDBG Due Date For All Projects » Submittal of Approvable PER to USDA » Submittal of Approvable PER With CDBG Application

18 Community Facilities & Services Fund Application Review Criteria » Need for the Project » Timely Start and Completion » Local Funds Leveraged » Cost Per Beneficiary » Capacity to Operate Facility » Amount of Local Funds Committed or Secured » Percentage of Low and Moderate Income Persons Being Served » Will Meet National Objective After Completion

19 Readiness Requirements » Submittal of Application to Other Funding Agencies by CDBG Due Date » Documentation of Prior Planning » Documentation of Signed Agreements or Commitments for all Entities

20 Federal Requirements » CDBG recipients must comply with: –Procurement Requirements of 24 CFR Part –NEPA Act of 1969 and Environmental Review Requirements of 24 CFR Part 58 Upfront Review of Environmental Assessments –Labor Standards Compliance: Davis-Bacon and Related Acts –Acquisition Regulations for Project Site and Easements –Civil Rights and Fair Housing Requirements

21 Coordination with other Agencies » Jointly funded projects –USDA Rural Development –Iowa Department of Natural Resources –Coordination Meetings to Discuss Projects –Valuable Resources for Information and Technical Details

22 Funding Cycle » August - Application Workshop » Nov./Jan. - Applications Due » March - Awards » April - Recipient Workshop

23 CDBG Process Changes » Online Application Process » IowaGrants.gov » Will Use for Complete Process –Application to Project Close-out –Drawing Funds –Amendments –Reporting

24 Current Funding Cycle » 2013 Program Year –Water/Sewer Fund 67 Applications Received Requesting $22.6 Million –Community Facilities and Services Fund 9 Applications Received Requesting $4.6 Million

25 CDBG Program Contacts Dan Narber, Project Manager


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