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2 Cuyahoga County Department of Development 2010 Municipal Grant Seminar June 4, 2009 Middleburg Heights Community Center

3 Municipal Grant Program CDBG is funded by HUD Administered by the Department of Development Annual competitive funding cycle Historically fund 9 – 11 projects 2 funding levels

4 Municipal Grant Applications ALL Eligible projects must meet a HUD National Objective. Urban County communities may apply in either or both tiers. No more than 2 applications. Complete applications must be submitted by noon on Friday, November 6, 2009, 1 original bound copy and 1 unbound copy.

5 Name the HUD National Objectives Benefit Low & Moderate Income Persons Aid in the Prevention/Elimination of Slum & Blight Urgent Community Need

6 Categories for Benefit to Low & Moderate Income Persons Limited Clientele Projects that assist the elderly, handicapped or abused children Area Benefit 41% of residents must be LOW-MODERATE INCOME PERSONS Job Creation Projects in which job creation or retention is involved Housing Activities Projects that add or improve permanent, residential structures to be occupied by LMI households upon completion

7 Aid in the Prevention/Elimination of Slum & Blight Area Basis /ITA Project must be in the IMPROVEMENT TARGET AREA of the community as determined by the Department of Development

8 Name the types of Municipal Grants offered by the Department of Development Planning MAXIMUM GRANT $30,000 Tier 1MAXIMUM GRANT $325,000 Tier 2 MAXIMUM GRANT $100,000

9 Tier 1 Maximum of $325,000 in CDBG funding Recipients are ineligible to apply for Tier 1 funding for 3 years (eligible in 2014) Applications scored on a 95 point scale Most competitive applications will be those that serve both a low to moderate income group AND address an issue of an improvement target area (ITA)

10 Tier 2 Maximum of $100,000 in CDBG funding Applications scored on an 85 point scale Eligible projects must meet ONE National Objective Applicant may choose either Low Moderate Income Benefit OR Improvement Target Area benefit RESIDENTIAL/HOUSING IMPROVEMENTS ARE INELIGIBLE PROGRAMMING IS INELIGIBLE

11 Planning Grants Up to $30,000 per community Application scored on a 55 point scale Eligible Planning Grants: Master Plan 5 Year Plan Zoning Code Redevelopment Feasibility Study

12 A community is eligible to receive how many grants during the annual funding round? Although a community can apply for 2 grants, no more than one will be award annually. How long is the contract time period? 18 months

13 HUD Eligible CDBG Projects Acquisition of Real Property Disposition of Property Public Facilities & Improvements Removal of Architectural Barriers Rehabilitation & Preservation Economic Development Planning

14 HUD Ineligible Activities Buildings used for the general conduct of government Repair, operate and maintain public facilities Purchase of construction equipment Government expenses Street repair Political activities

15 What 2 types of project are ineligible through the Department of Development? X HOUSING ACTIVITIES X PROGRAMMING

16 How to choose a project? The Maps 5 Year Capital Improvement Plan Master Plan Citizen Participation Technical Assistance

17 Technical Assistance Department of Development Division of Community Development

18 Part 1 - HUD National Objective Maximum 45 Points (Tier 1) A. Low and Moderate Income Benefit Limited Clientele Permanent Jobs Geographic Area B. Prevent/Eliminate Slum & Blight Entire project in ITA Majority of project in ITA 35 points 10 points

19 Part 1 - HUD National Objective Maximum 35 Points (Tier 2) A. Low and Moderate Income Benefit Limited Clientele Permanent Jobs Geographic Area B. Prevent/Eliminate Slum & Blight Entire project in ITA Majority of project in ITA 35 points

20 Part 2 – Past Performance Maximum 20 Points A. Fair Housing B. Affordable Housing Opportunities C. Financial Management/Competency D. Master Plan 5 point 5 points

21 How is LEVERAGE calculated? Total Project Cost = $500,000 CDBG Grant Request = $325,000 City/Other Funding = $175,000

22 Leverage of Funds Total Committed Funds (excluding Grant Request) Total Project Cost = Leverage % Example: 500,000 – 325,000 = 175, ,000 = 35% 500,000 Total Project Cost includes all committed funds and in-kind contribution

23 In these difficult economic times, the Cuyahoga County Department of Development is pleased to announce that leverage points will be eliminated for the 2010 grant award.

24 Part 3 - Project Design & Impact Maximum 30 Points A. Citizen Participation B. Quality of Application C. Development / Redevelopment of the Project Area 5 points 3 points 10 points D. Health and Safety10 points E. Usage of Recycled/Green/Sustainable Material2 points

25 What is the time period between the DATE OF NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENT, PUBLIC HEARING and DATE OF RESOLUTION APPROVAL? Minimum 7 days between each requirement What must be submitted to meet the PUBLIC HEARING requirement? Copy of the newspaper ad Meeting attendance list Description of Citizen Participation efforts Resolution authorizing the grant application

26 Submitting a Competitive Application Plan Ahead –Schedule Citizen Participation –Get pre-approval for Affordable Housing points Follow Directions Pay attention to the details –Submit appropriate supporting documentation –Give a clear description of the project

27 Award Guidelines  Timeliness is important  Return signed contract A.S.A.P.  Meet bid date  Submit payrolls weekly or bi-weekly  Submit no more than TWO reimbursement requests  Submit amendment request before the end of the contract  Only ONE amendment will be allowed on Municipal Grant projects

28 CDBG-RECOVERY ACT CDBG-R funds are governed by the same regulations as the CDBG program. Project must meet a HUD national objective. Grants will follow a strict 18 month contract period. Preference will be given to “shovel ready” projects. NO CONTRACT AMENDMENTS WILL BE ALLOWED

29 Technical Assistance Department of Development Division of Community Development

30 Harry Conard HUD SECTION III REGULATIONS

31 15 Minute Break

32 Roundtable Forums Brownfield Community Development Economic Development Loans National Stabilization Program


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