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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 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 2000 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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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.
Ongoing / currently funded activities in this category include:
Community Action Coalition: Community Gardens
Dane County Human Services: Neighborhood Intervention Program
Friends Community Housing: Allied Core Center Services
Boys and Girls Club of Dane County: Core Center Services
Vera Court Community Center: Core Center Services
Friends of Wil-Mar: Wil-Mar Core Center Services
Friends of Atwood: Atwood Facility Use
Broadway-Simpson-Waunona Community Center: Facility Use
East Madison Community Center: Facility Use
Neighborhood House: Facility Use
Wexford Ridge Community Center: Facility Use
Kennedy Heights Community Center: Facility Use