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CDBG Public Hearing October 11, 2011. Economic Development Projects Jeff Bolton Philip Trauernicht Community Development Projects Brooxie Carlton Paula.

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1 CDBG Public Hearing October 11, 2011

2 Economic Development Projects Jeff Bolton Philip Trauernicht Community Development Projects Brooxie Carlton Paula Lovett Jamie Bedgood Diane Blumel Karla Nicodemus Rice Pritchard Who is your CDBG staff?

3 Local Government Officials? Administrators? Engineers? Who else? Whos here?

4 Federal funding for community development activities Created by Title 1 of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 Primary objective is the development of viable communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of LMI Program priorities developed by ECD, local governments and citizens What is CDBG?

5 Small Cities program administered by the state began in 1982 Funding based on population, poverty rates, age of housing, housing overcrowding, etc. More than $542 million in funding to local communities since 1996 More than 1300 projects in 370 communities since 1996 What is CDBG?

6 Where are the projects? Projects Since Projects Projects 6-10 Projects 21+ Projects Projects

7 Whats Not Changing National Objectives Funding Categories Eligible and Ineligible Expenses Entitlement Communities Economic Development funding Whats changing with CDBG?

8 Whats Not Changing National Objectives –Principally benefit low and moderate income (51% LMI) –Eliminate or prevent slums and blight –Urgent need (health and safety) Whats changing with CDBG?

9 Whats Not Changing Funding Categories – Water (systems and lines) – Approx 45% – Sewer (systems and lines) – Approx 40% – Housing rehabilitation – Approx 5% – Community livability – Approx 10% – Highly Competitive – In 2011, 113 applications – $44m requested, $24m available Whats changing with CDBG?

10 Whats Not Changing Eligible Activities –Real property acquisition costs –Real property disposal costs –Clearance of real property –Removal of architectural barriers –Local code enforcement –Historic preservation –Planning and capacity building Whats changing with CDBG?

11 Whats Not Changing Eligible Activities –Program management, coordination, evaluation –Provision of public facilities and improvement –Provision of public services –Assistance to for-profit entities Whats changing with CDBG?

12 Whats Not Changing Ineligible Activities –Buildings for the general conduct of government –General government expenses –Educational facilities –Political expenses Whats changing with CDBG?

13 Whats Not Changing Entitlement Communities -Bristol- Kingsport -Chattanooga- Knox County -Clarksville- Knoxville -Cleveland- Memphis -Davidson County- Morristown -Franklin- Murfreesboro -Jackson- Oak Ridge -Johnson City- Shelby County Whats changing with CDBG?

14 Whats Not Changing Economic Development Funding –Grants or loans to assist local governments and new and expanding manufacturing and distribution companies –Grants for industrial infrastructure –Low interest loans for buildings (acquisition & construction) –Low interest loans for equipment purchase Whats changing with CDBG?

15 Whats Not Changing Economic Development Funding – Maximum grant/loan $500,000 ($750,000 in economically distressed counties) –Applications are accepted any time –Contact Jeff Bolton for more information Whats changing with CDBG?

16 Whats Changing One additional question on the application Explain how this project affects economic development in your community Scoring –10 points for showing that the project affects Economic Development –5 points for showing that it has the potential to affect Economic Development –0 points if there is no connection to Economic Development Whats changing with CDBG?

17 FY 2012 Schedule January 30, 2012 –Last day to have local public meeting February 3, 2012 –Submit final change orders February 10, 2012 –Submit complete final budget revisions, final pay request from prior year grants February 17, 2012 –Close-outs due from prior year grants February 29, 2012 –Deadline for receipt of FY 2012 applications How do we apply for 2012?

18 November training for Administrators and Engineers Online applications?? Changes to the Environmental Review process Improved process for contract approval More contact with the slow projects What is coming up?

19 2008 projects that are already awarded are almost all cleared by HUD 2008 and 2010 applications that have been submitted are on hold Currently in the process of choosing an administrator to assist our office with the 2010 funds Expect progress again this month! What about CDBG-D?

20 Dont forget about ARC and DRA Very few changes for those programs for this year Call our office with any questions What else?

21 Questions? Suggestions? Comments?

22 Contact Information CDBG Program Brooxie Carlton How do you get in touch?


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