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Revitalization of Concentration Neighborhoods
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These activities support coordinated planning and implementation of revitalization projects within target neighborhoods in ways which strengthen the neighborhood environment and organizations. They include support for the planning process for the development of neighborhood plans in selected areas and the initial two-year funding of activities selected by those neighborhood steering committees involved in the development of such plans. These activities address Objectives D1 and D2 in the Five-Year Plan and generally serve all residents of the targeted neighborhoods, although activities are generally directed toward resident households or business owners whose incomes are at 80% or less of the area median. The objective is to promote revitalization activities which support coordinated efforts within key neighborhoods to increase resident involvement in planning and other civic activities, improve housing management, and foster comprehensive local social and physical efforts to enhance the quality of life for residents within target neighborhoods.
The Commission will reserve funds solely for use within a CDBG designated neighborhood. The Commission will target these funds for a three-year period for each designated neighborhood, to include one year of planning assistance for preparation of a neighborhood plan followed by two years of activity funding.
Activity funds are available only for proposals submitted by a City designated steering committee. Activity funds for 1999 and 2000 will be targeted to Census Tract 20 (the Schenk-Atwood-Worthington neighborhoods) and Census Tract 26.01 (the Fair Oaks-Carpenter-Truax neighborhoods). The Commission has designated Census Tract 15.01 (the Broadway-Waunona neighborhoods) as a Neighborhood Strategy Area for the year 2000.
The 1999 objectives include the completion of neighborhood plans in C.T. 20, the development of a neighborhood plan in C.T. 26.01, and implementation activities in C.T. 21 and 20. (Benchmarks include such measures as the stability of residency and the participation of residents in civic events.)
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The Commission will give priority to capitalized costs and for activities which are either one-time or will demonstrate self-sufficiency after the period of CDBG assistance. Activities which are categorized by HUD as public services will be limited to $15,000 per year per target neighborhood. Activities categorized by HUD as planning or administrative are not eligible.
Capital and infrastructure activities normally funded by the City as part of the capital budget process are not eligible except for activities addressing accessibility or providing the neighborhood share of CitiARTS projects or neighborhood park improvements.
Activities must be consistent with the neighborhood plan developed by the neighborhood. Neighborhoods will be encouraged to recommend activities which address inter-related issues within a comprehensive strategy and which generate a long-term positive impact on the neighborhood.
Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include:
City Planning Unit: Neighborhood Planning
Schenk-Atwood-Worthington Neighborhood: (to be determined)
Carpenter-Hawthorne-Ridgeway-Truax Neighborhood: (to be determined)