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2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE State and Federal Resources for Appalachian Ohio OHIO MID-EASTERN GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION.

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1 2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE State and Federal Resources for Appalachian Ohio OHIO MID-EASTERN GOVERNMENTS ASSOCIATION

2 OMEGA’s DISTRICT Representing the counties of Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Muskingum, and Tuscarawas

3 OMEGA Council of Governments Ten County Governments Eleven City Governments Cambridge, Coshocton, Dover, East Liverpool, Martins Ferry, New Philadelphia, Salem, Steubenville, Toronto, Uhrichsville, and Zanesville

4 OMEGA STAFF Greg DiDonato Executive Director Sue Wood Financial Officer Lolly RavakRLF Administrator Dana SoterProject Manager Cindi KerschbaumerCommunications Specialist /Project Manager 2 Jeannette Wierzbicki, P.E.Grants Specialist Websitewww.omegadistrict.orgwww.omegadistrict.org Phone Number(740)

5 OMEGA’S FUNDING SOURCES Appalachian Regional Commission Economic Development Administration Governor’s Office of Appalachia Revenue from Revolving Loan Program Membership Dues (15¢ per capita) Grant Administrative Fees

6 OMEGA’S ROLE Facilitate economic and community development through networking, education, planning, research, and allocation of resources Advocate and collaborate with federal and state elected officials and agencies (regional voice)

7 OMEGA’S ROLE Facilitate ARC/GOA Program Administer Revolving Loan Fund Programs Administer EDA Grants – Public Works and Economic Adjustment – Short-Term Planning and Technical Assistance Develop Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

8 OMEGA’s ROLE Provide Funding Assistance and Training Administer Grants (such as CDBG) and Loans Conduct Environmental Reviews Coordinate with Local, State and Federal Agencies Assist with Project Planning Clearinghouse Review NRAC District 14 Liaison

9 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Provides an Investment Strategy with Capital Improvement Plan to Promote Economic Development Defines Economic Conditions within District Provides Important Statistical Reference Tool Qualifies OMEGA’s Members for Potential Funding Assistance from Economic Development Administration

10 ARC/GOA Pre-Applications due June*, Funds Available the Following Year Gap Financing Maximum Available: $250,000 Minimum Leveraging Ratio: 1 to 1 (50%) Contact:Dana Soter , ext. 5 * May be earlier for Program Year 2014

11 ARC/GOA GOALS Increase job opportunities and per capita income to reach parity with nation Strengthen capacity to compete in global economy Develop and improve infrastructure to make region more economically competitive

12 Water and Wastewater System Improvements Industrial and Technology Park Infrastructure Rail Improvements Access Roads ARC/GOA Projects

13 ARC/GOA PROJECTS Medical Equipment Science Lab Equipment Business Incubators Airport Improvements Downtown Revitalization

14 ARC/GOA RATING CRITERIA A.Project Type (water and wastewater priority) B.Urgency of Need (health and safety) C.Project Readiness (plans/permits) D.Readiness to Proceed (funding commitments) E.Job Creation/Retention F.Beneficiaries G.Regional Cooperation H.OMEGA Priority

15 ARC/GOA Summary for 2013 Pre-Applications Received46 Pre-Applications Approved14* Total Funds Requested $6.0 Million Anticipated Funding $1.0 Million Leveraging Ratio$10.8:$1 Average Grant$110,050 *Includes two rapid response projects.

16 PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey County CDBG as Basic Agency Buffalo Derwent Sanitary Sewer Unincorporated Area under Ohio EPA Findings and Orders LMI:58.5% EDUs:455 Cost:$9.39 Million* * Includes $0.74 Million in contingences

17 PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey County CDBG as Basic Agency Funding AgencyAmount USDA RD Loan$3,641,000 USDA RD Grant$2,640,000 OWDA$1,983,785 CDBG FY 2008 Formula$138,000 CDBG FY 2010 Formula$161,000 CDBG Water and Sanitary Sewer*$500,000 ARC$250,000 County$76,700 TOTAL$9,390,485 *Plus an additional $100,000 for service connections

18 PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey County CDBG as Basic Agency ARC/CDBG IMPACTS Reduce Projected Rates by 15% Tap Assistance

19 PROJECT PROFILE: Guernsey County CDBG as Basic Agency 1. Establish Primary Funding Agency and Affordability Thresholds 2. Identify other Funding Sources and Application Deadlines 3. Advertise for Bids when Funds Released 4. Proceed with Construction 5. Monitor

20 QUESTIONS Contact:Jeannette Wierzbicki, P.E , ext. 4

21 ENJOY SALT FORK STATE PARK


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