Presentation on theme: "What’s New for 2015 & Reminders Steed Robinson December 2014."— Presentation transcript:
What’s New for 2015 & Reminders Steed Robinson December 2014
Revised Strategy Criteria for 2015 Enhanced/Advanced Strategy has been replaced Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed activities are a planned component of the applicant’s overall strategy to improve the target area/community The proposed activities should be a component of the applicant’s plan for conservation, stabilization, and/or revitalization
Revised Strategy Criteria for 2015 In addition to demonstrating the need for the proposed activities, the applicant’s Strategy should include, for example, such information as: Excerpts from the appropriate local planning document (e.g., Urban Redevelopment Plan, current comprehensive plan, etc.) While required for multi-activity and neighborhood revitalization applications, all applicants should indicate the condition of the target area/community’s housing stock (number and percentage of standard, substandard and dilapidated housing units)
Revised Strategy Criteria for 2015 Strategies to obtain the required funding for long- term, needed improvements Policy or ordinance changes needed to implement/maintain the proposed activities or project, and For Multi-activity projects, note that applicants are expected to address 100% of the target area’s community development needs with CDBG and other funding sources or other resources.
Revised Strategy Criteria for 2015 What has been removed “Most or all” language (except for Multi-Activity applications) Measures and timeframes language What stays the same Convincing DCA that the investment we make is worthwhile for the long term
Changes/Reminders for 2015 Appendix R Revised Section 3 Policy Language Access Plan Solicitation Package Updated Compliance Section of Manual FHEO Section 3 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Limited English Proficiency (when applicable) 504 – especially for Buildings and Public Hearing Locations (See DCA Building Checklist)
Changes/Reminders for 2015 Buildings/Limited Clientele Projects Provide ownership, lease terms, program income, reversion clauses Other Items Provide source information on maps Use new sample Public Hearing Notice Timeliness requirements have not changed!
Changes/Reminders for 2015 Two new forms Civil Rights Compliance Certification System for Award Management (SAM) Certification Local Government (applicant) must include DUNS number on DCA 1
Reminders for 2015 Appendix O Participate in the Water and Sewer Rate Survey Rates as a percentage of Median Household Income is a competitive factor NPDES Monitoring
Reminders for 2015 Maps Source your data For example, “2010 Census, Table…”; “American Community Survey, ”; “Windshield Survey, October 2014.” Concentration Maps are Required See Instructions at DCA 12
Reminders for 2015 RAS data Find block group number at American Factfinder: See address search tool for tract and block group Currently block group data is not available on Factfinder. Data sets DCA will accept: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (released December 2013), Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (released December 2012) and Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (this data set will be released December 4, 2014) Please source the data when providing it in the grant application – using the format above.
Contacts Steed Robinson, Office of Community Development Director Phone: (404) Glenn Misner, Office of Field Services Director Phone: