CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA

COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY

 

AGENDA MEMORANDUM

 

 

Meeting Date:           December 20, 2010

 

From:                          Ken Thomas, Director of Housing & Economic Development

                                    Chris Edwards, CRA Coordinator

 

Subject:                      Resolution authorizing application for a Rural Community Development Initiative Grant in the amount of $75,000.

 

 

Staff Recommendation:

Staff recommends approval to make application for the Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI) grant in the amount of $75,000 to carry out financial and technical assistance programs to eligible non-profit agencies for housing, economic and community development projects. 

 

Analysis:

The RCDI grant will be made to a qualified applicant (Carver Height CRA) that will provide financial and technical assistance to recipients (non-profit agencies) to develop their capacity and ability to undertake projects related to housing, community facilities, or community and economic development. 

 

If awarded, the grant will help non-profits carryout homeownership education, small business development, neighborhood planning and other initiatives that will help to redevelop neighborhoods and provide services.  The grant funds require a 50/50 match, and the program can be structured for a three-year period.  

 

Options:

1.  Approve the request to apply for the RCDI grant, or;

2.  Such alternative action as the Commission may deem appropriate

 

Fiscal Impact

The proposed grant application will require a $75,000 match from the Carver Heights CRA which will be funded from available loan proceeds as a match during the three-year grant period.

 

Submission Date and Time:    12/15/2010 4:29 PM____

Department: ______________________

Prepared by:  ______________________                     

Attachments:         Yes____   No ______

Advertised:   ____Not Required ______                     

Dates:   __________________________                     

Attorney Review :       Yes___  No ____

                                                

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Revised 6/10/04

 

Reviewed by: Dept. Head ________

 

Finance  Dept. __________JB______                                     

                              

Deputy C.M. ___________________                                                                         

Submitted by:

City Manager ___________________

 

Account No. _________________

 

Project No. ___________________

 

WF No. ______________________

 

Budget  ______________________

 

Available _____________________


 

RESOLUTION NO._______________

 

A RESOLUTION OF THE CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT aGENCY  AUTHORIZING  STAFF TO  APPLY FOR THE RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE (RCDI) IN THE AMOUNT OF $75,000 TO CARRYOUT FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR NON-PROFITS AGENCIES; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CARVER HEIGHTS/MONTCLAIR AREA COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF THE CITY OF LEESBURG, FLORIDA:

 

            THAT the Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized to apply for a Rural Community Development Initiative, whose address is  P O Box 147010, Gainesville, FL  32614-7010, on behalf of the Carver Heights/Montclair Area  CRA.

 

             THAT this resolution shall become effective immediately.

 

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Carver Heights CRA of the City of Leesburg, Florida, at a regular meeting held the _20th____ day of _December.________ 2010.

 

 

 

                                                                            __________________________

                                                                             Mayor

 

ATTEST:

 

 

__________________________

City Clerk