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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 include the completion of neighborhood plans in the greater South Madison / Bay Creek area (and the funding of projects which will be developed from those plans), as well as the completion of activities approved through prior neighborhood planning processes.
These activities address Objective L 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 or census tract. The Commission will target planning funds for up to a one-year period for each designated neighborhood or census tract, to include appropriate technical assistance for increasing the capacity of the neighborhood, and planning assistance for preparation of an updated neighborhood plan followed by a period of activity funding.
The Commission shall make available activity funds only for proposals submitted by a qualified non-profit entity and sponsored by a City designated steering committee or a consortium of neighborhood associations in the designated census tract(s) with a Council-approved updated plan. Activity funds for 2007 and 2008 will be targeted to the Hiestand neighborhood (Census Tract 30.02) with a second and third neighborhood to be designated by the CDBG Commission for planning assistance in 2007 and 2008.
The 2007 objectives include the completion of a neighborhood plan in a new planning area, and implementation of activities in Census Tracts 14.01, 24.01, and 4.01. (Benchmarks include such measures as the stability of residency and the participation of residents in civic events.)
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The Commission will provide funds to capitalized activities which are either one-time or will demonstrate self-sufficiency after the period of CDBG assistance. Activities categorized by HUD as planning/administrative or "public service" 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
South Madison: (activities to be determined)
Southwest Madison: (activities to be determined)
Continuing activities to be completed in 2007 include the improvement of neighborhood parks in the Hiestand and Mayfair neighborhood areas.