Posted: June 24, 2016
Rapid City
Agenda Item Summary

Agenda Item Ref. #: LF062916-05

Agenda Item Title:

Amend Neighborhood Restoration Loan Program to add the Safe & Secure Grant Program

Origination Group:
Legal & Finance Committee
Origination Meeting Date:
06/29/2016
City Council Hearing Date:
07/05/2016
Petitioner:
Barbara Garcia
Staff Contact:
Barbara Garcia
Agenda Item Summary:
There is a need for grant funding to assist low-income homeowners with minor repairs to their homes to improve safety, security, and water and energy efficiency. The Fire Department, Police Department and non-profit agencies have approached Community Development at various times recently for assistance in identifying funding to address the above listed types of needs. These are eligible uses for Community Development Block Grant Funds. The Neighborhood Restoration Loan Program is limited to projects of $1,000 or more, and while these types of projects can be done as part of a larger project, there is no funding available for doing smaller projects where the homeowner can’t afford the materials or the labor costs. CDBG funds may be used to purchase materials, with installation by volunteers or a paid contractor. Church groups, community members, firemen and police officers have expressed their willingness to volunteer for the installations

Funding Source & Fiscal Impact (if applicable):

Funding Cost Center
Community Development Block Grant and Revolving Loan Rehabilitation Funds

Recommendations:

Origination Recommendation Action:
Approve

Attachments & Links to Download:

pdf LF062916-05 Safe and Secure Grant (79 KB)

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