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Strengthen Community Gardens, Neighborhood Centers and Other Neighborhood Focal Points

Conditions ||| Activities

These activities promote the delivery and coordination of neighborhood-based services through the operating support of such focal points as community gardens or facilities shared by several agencies and which focus on human and recreational services to neighborhood residents. These include basic and core support operating costs for neighborhood centers or the promotion of space and programming by outside groups within select neighborhoods. These activities also support "self-help" programs which are designed to assist lower income households in meeting their basic needs, such as food, clothing, services and family support. They include such activities as a community garden development program. These activities address Objectives C1 and C2 in the Five-Year Plan and generally benefit all residents within the service areas of each center.

Funds will be applied to operating costs of neighborhood centers and community gardens.

The 1999 objective is to create 1,250 to 10,000 hours of programming within each of the nine service areas (depending upon the size of the service area).

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Conditions

Activities must demonstrate coordination with other community groups and the support and participation of neighborhood residents.

Activities must demonstrate that their service area contains a minimum of 51% lower income individuals, or at least 51% of their participants are lower income individuals.

Activities must demonstrate that they are designed with an end outcome of strengthening neighborhoods.

Effective July 1, 1999, funds for core and facility use services will be limited only to those neighborhood centers which have at least 50% of the governing corporate Board of Directors as residents of the agency's service area.

If any neighborhood center is not able to comply with the 50% standard, the corporate Board of Directors of the center shall submit a plan to the CDBG Commission detailing how and when the center will be able to comply with the 50% standard. The CDBG Commission will review submitted plan(s) and refer it to the Board of Estimates and the Common Council for approval.


Activities

Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include:



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