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Join us to review the 2024-2025 annual consolidated plan for CDBG, HOME, and ESG grants, aiming to enhance affordable housing, homeless services, public infrastructure, and more to support community development goals. Explore funding details and eligible activities.


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  1. Department of Planning and Redevelopment Staff Director of Commerce Sandra Cano Director of Planning Bianca Policastro CD Program Manager Mark Goudreau Grants Administrator Robert Runge Grants Finance & Compliance Irene Santos Tuesday, January 30, 2024 6:00 PM City Chambers, City Hall

  2. TONIGHTS AGENDA Review the July 1, 2024 June 30, 2025 One Year Action Plan Needs and Goals 6:00 Sign-In 6:15 Introductions 6:30 Presentation - Explanation of the CDBG / ESG / HOME RFP Process 7:00 Q & A

  3. 2024-2025 ANNUAL CONSOLIDATED PLAN SUBMISSION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) HOME HOUSING INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP (HOME) EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT (ESG)

  4. Consolidated Plan Goals Based on Priority Needs identified in needs assessment and market analysis Increase Affordable Housing Options Support Homeless Services Provide Essential Public Services Fund Public Infrastructure and Facility City Improvements including Parks Neighborhood Stabilization Planning and Administration Activities

  5. City of Pawtucket City of Pawtucket FY 13 (July 1, 2013- June 30, 2014) Funding Round for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Housing, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs Funding Round for the Community Development Block Grant, HOME Housing, and Emergency Solutions Grant Programs Program Year 2024 (July 1, 2024 June 30, 2025) Federal Housing and Community Development FY 13 $2,210,000 (est.) $2,300,000 est. Community Development Block Grant HOME Housing Investment Partnerships Emergency Solutions Grant FY 13 $400,000 (est.) $500,000 est. FY 13 $1,700,000 (est.) $1,650,000 est. FY 13 $110,000 (est.) $150,000 est. Homeless Shelter Operations Essential Services to Homeless Shelter Improvements Street Outreach Homeless Prevention/Rapid Re-Housing Rehabilitation of Abandoned Housing Capacity Assistance to Housing Non-Profits First-time Homebuyer Assistance Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Public Facility Improvements Housing/Commercial Rehabilitation Economic Development Public Service Programs

  6. CDBG Eligible Activities Infrastructure Improvements Public Facilities Street and sidewalk restoration in eligible census tracts Public Services (20% cap) Rehabilitation of buildings handicapped accessibility Park Improvements Recreation, health, counseling, case management for youth, seniors, those at-risk Park improvements (playground equipment, landscaping, lighting etc.) in eligible Housing unit Rehabilitation census tracts Economic Development Assistance to senior citizens, housing accessibility improvement, general rehab Job creation and retention activities, storefront fa ade improvements, micro enterprises

  7. HOME Eligible Activities HOME Eligible Activities Provides funds to develop, support, produce and expand the supply of decent and affordable housing including: New construction, rehabilitation of rental housing and first-time homebuyer programs for low- and moderate-income persons Assistance to approved Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) that develop housing for low- and moderate-income persons

  8. PROJECTS & PROGRAMS SHOULD BE SMART SMART: S M A R T S P E C I F I C M E A S U R A B L E A T TA I N A B L E R E L E V A N T T I M E L Y

  9. CDBG Proposals Should Include Measurable Outputs and Clear Outcomes

  10. Provide the unduplicated number of families/persons who will benefit from the activity (output), and describe your method to keep track of that.

  11. Select a method for tracking and ensuring only unduplicated and income eligible CDBG clients or communities are served.

  12. Describe your method to track key CDBG demographic data and number of clients served; recording race/ethnicity and income level of clients is very important.

  13. Include an assessment of the impact (outcome) on the individual clients addressed. Develop key indicators or benchmarks that indicate progress

  14. PROPOSAL REVIEW Proposal narrative is complete and of good quality Proposal addresses a community need (page 31-37 of application) Proposal has relevant, clear outcomes and measurements Project readiness or delivery plans are reasonable and sound Organization and staff has strong experience or capacity Proposed program budget leverages funds other than CDBG

  15. Emergency Solutions Grant Homeless Assistance 2024-2025 PROGRAM YEAR APPLICATION RFP PENDING https://ohcd.ri.gov/homelessness/apply-funds-grants

  16. Federal Outlook Congress is actively reviewing the FY 2024-2025 spending bills. Early indication is that Pawtucket can expect CDBG funds of approximately $1,650,000 20% Public Service $330,000 (max.) 20% Administration $330,000 (max.) 60% Construction Projects and Economic Development $990,000

  17. RFP Application Schedule Friday, February 2, 2024 Applications Available on City Website Friday, February 21, 2024 Applications Due Date Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Public Service Public Hearing Thursday, March 7, 2024 HOME and CDBG Construction Public Hearing Friday, March 7 - Wednesday, March 29, 2024 Friday, April 5, 2024 Internal Review/Funding Decisions. Zoom or phone call meetings with each applicant Consolidated Plan Summary Newspaper Notice (open 30 day comment period) Wednesday, April 10, 2024 City Council Public Meeting on Funding allocation Friday, April 12, 2024 Submission to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Friday, July 1, 2024 Anticipated Approval Date 2023-2024 Program Year

  18. Next Steps: Applications available online February 2, 2024 QUESTIONS? STAFF AVAILABLE TO ASSIST Mark Goudreau mgoudreau@pawtucketri.com Rob Runge rrunge@pawtucketri.com 401-728-0500 ext. 1098 401-728-0500 ext. 436 (continued, next page)

  19. Next Steps (contd): CDBG/HOME Applications Due WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2024 at NOON Required: 1. 2. 3. Two original, signed copies plus Email to mgoudreau@pawtucketri.com Type CDBG App (or HOME App) in subject line ESG Applications RI Consolidated Homeless Fund Partnership (Pending)

  20. Next Steps (cont): Mail or drop off hardcopies to: Mark Goudreau City of Pawtucket Department of Planning and Redevelopment Pawtucket City Hall 137 Roosevelt Avenue Pawtucket, RI 02860-2129 Email mgoudreau@pawtucketri.com ESG Applications RI Consolidated Homeless Fund Partnership (Pending)

  21. T H A N K Y O U! A ANY NY Q QUESTIONS UESTIONS? ?

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