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Strengthen Community Gardens, Neighborhood Centers and Other Neighborhood Focal Points
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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 Objective G in the Five-Year Plan and generally benefit all residents within the service areas of each center.
Activities must demonstrate:
coordination with other community groups and the support and participation of neighborhood residents;
that their service area contains a minimum of 51% lower income individuals, or that at least 51% of their participants are lower income individuals; and
that they are designed with an end outcome of strengthening neighborhoods.
The 2003 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).
For information on how to submit a proposal in this category, click here.
Neighborhood centers shall meet the requirement that at least 50% of the governing corporate Board of Directors must be 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.
Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include:
Allied-Dunn's Marsh Neighborhood Center: Core Center Services
Atwood Community Center: Facility Use
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County: Core Center Services
Community Action Coalition: Community Gardens
East Madison Community Center: Facility Use
Friends of the Center, Inc.: Bridge/Lake Point Facility Use
Friends of Wil-Mar: Wil-Mar Core Center Services
Neighborhood House: Facility Use
Vera Court Neighborhood Center: Core Center Services
Wexford Ridge Community Center: Facility Use