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Physical Improvement of Community Service Facilities
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These activities provide capital and related costs for the acquisition and/or improvement of buildings used by human service agencies for the delivery of social and recreational services to the CDBG target population. They include acquisition of shared facilities, rehab of such facilities, or the improvement of their accessibility or code compliance. These activities address Objective K in the Five-Year Plan and generally benefit lower income households with incomes of 80% of the median or less.
The Commission will target its funds toward the capital expenses of acquisition of property, and/or renovation of the facilities of agencies which can document that a minimum of 51% of their customers are low and moderate income persons. The acquisition or rehab may lead to lower longer- term space costs, the improvement of physical accessibility, or the encouragement of service coordination.
The 2004 target goal is to help three agencies acquire or rehab their properties, or to meet the National Americans for Disabilities Act benchmark standard of physically accessible services.
For information on how to submit a proposal in this category, click here.
Warner Park Community Recreation Center (WPCRC)
In 1998, the CDBG Commission obtained a loan from HUD to support construction of the WPCRC. 2003-2004 funds will be used to finance the annual loan payment.
The Commission will continue to work with Parks representatives to ensure that the WPCRC will be operated as a place where residents of all ages, income groups and backgrounds can come together to learn, recreate and socialize, and serve as a focal point for the community.
Funds will be provided in the form of a recourse loan set at terms and at a rate established in the following table. Deferred loans are due and payable upon sale, transfer or change in use of the property. The mortgage will require a repayment equal to the amount of CDBG funds invested or the percent of appraised value which the CDBG funds represent in the value of the property, whichever is higher.
|Outcome||% of Project CDBG Will Fund||Multi-Purpose Neighborhood Centers or Workhorse Programs*||% of Project CDBG Will Fund||Other Non-Profits|
|Under $75,000||Over $75,000|
|Accessibility||90%||Deferred||Deferred||90%||2% for 15 years|
|New Construction, Acquisition, Expansion of Existing Building||85%||Deferred||2% for 15 years||60%||2% for 15 years|
|Maintenance or Rehab
(roof, furnace, painting)
|80%||Deferred||2% for 15 years||50%||2% for 15 years|
*Workhorse programs are defined as those that have received 5 years consecutive funding from CDBG.
Funds for owner agencies are limited to a cumulative outstanding total secured CDBG assistance of $150,000 per property. Agencies renting space are limited to a cumulative total of $25,000. (The cumulative maximum will start on January 1, 1999. Loans awarded prior to that date will not be counted toward the maximum.)
The City will not fund projects smaller than $5,000.
In the interest of promoting longer-term maintenance and planning, the City will limit agencies to one application per property in a three-year period.
The CDBG Office shall secure capital assistance to owner agencies with a mortgage of the property in the form of a recourse loan. Agencies which lease properties must demonstrate that the property owner has made a written commitment to the provision of space for the period of the ten-year loan.
Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include:
City CDBG: Acquisition/Rehab Fund
City Department of Planning and Development / City Parks Division: Warner Park Community and Recreation Center
Continuing activities approved in prior years include Madison Community Health Center's clinic building acquisition, Boys and Girls Club's Allied Center renovations, Community Action Coalition's compost facility and freezer, Operation Fresh Start's accessibility improvements, Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center's rehab, Wexford Neighborhood Center's expansion, and the City CED Unit's roof and code improvements at the Bridge/Lake Point/Waunona Neighborhood Center.