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PY38 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION

PY38 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION

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Department of Central Grants & Community Development
Community DevelopmentBlock Grant Program(CDBG)
APPLICATION FOR FUNDING
Program Year 38
July 1, 2012
 –
June 30, 2013
Release Date: January 10, 2012Due Date: February 10, 2012
City Hall Annex, 999 Broad Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604
 
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Funds Available
The estimated breakdown of available funding for Program Year 38 can be found below. TheCity has determined funding priority areas listed below based on the Five-Year ConsolidatedPlan, which is available on the City of Bridgeport website and at the Department of CentralGrants and Community Development.PY38 Community Development Block Grant Program $2,780,775
Public Services (15% maximum) $ 417,116
Public Facilities/Infrastructure Improvements/ Housing/Economic Development $1,089,410
Section 108 Loan Repayments $ 718,094
Program Administration (20% maximum) $ 556,155CDBG Reprogramming $695,421.22Applicants should respond to this
request for funding with projects that align with the City’s Five
-Year Consolidated plan priority areas.
CDBG Overview/Priority Areas
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is authorized under Title I of theHousing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and was enacted in 1974under the Housing and Community Development Act or HCDA. The primary objective of Title Iof HCDA is the development of viable urban communities. These viable communities areachieved by providing the following, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Decent housing;
A suitable living environment; and
Expanded economic opportunities.To achieve these goals, the CDBG regulations set forth eligible activities and the nationalobjective that each activity must meet. As recipients of CDBG funds, grantees are charged withensuring that these requirements are met.The City of Bridgeport has a Five Year Consolidated Plan, which is required to be completed byHUD entitlement communities, that identif
ies the City’s housing and community development
needs and outlines the strategic goals, priorities and actions to address identified needs.
Citizen’s participation in the development of the consolidated plan is required to ensure
acomprehensive needs assessment that captures the social, economic and environmental needs
 
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of the jurisdiction resulting in a unified vision for the planned use of federal funds.
Bridgeport’s
current Consolidated Plan is active from 2008-2013 and is available to the public.The City of Bridgeport has determined its priority needs and objectives based upon itspreviously approved Five-Year Consolidated Plan (2003-2008) and updated by its recentlycompleted Master Plan; Housing Policy; Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy andthe Ten-
Year Plan to End Homelessness. Should the City’s priorities change over the next
fiveyears the City will adjust these rankings via an amendment to its Five-Year Plan. Identifiedpriority areas include (page 18):
Homeless and/or HIV/AIDS and their Families;
Non-Homeless/special needs; elderly, frail elderly, people with disabilities, alcohol anddrug addiction;
Housing;
Public Facilities and Infrastructure;
Economic Development;
Public Services; and,
Neighborhood RevitalizationAdditionally, Neighborhood Revitalization Zones (NRZs) are instrumental vehicles for enhancingcommunity partnerships and solving complex issues facing Bridgeport neighborhoods. It isimportant that the NRZs are made aware of activities that propose to serve the residents of theirrespective neighborhoods. Applicants are encouraged to share their proposed projects withdesignated NRZs for review and endorsement. Letters of support should be attached toapplications that have been endorsed and support an identified community need. Additionalpoints will be awarded to applications that can demonstrate NRZ support.
Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Committees
East End NRZ East Side NRZChairperson: Lillian Wade Chairperson: Paul T. BarnumContact Information: 203-336-9481 Contact Information: 203-366-1226Black Rock NRZ Hollow NRZChairperson: Joseph Ianniello Chairperson: Sonia Monclieffe
Contact Information:203-384-8745 Contact Information:203-673-6345
South End NRZ West Side NRZChairperson: Reverend Carl McCluster Chairperson: Frank BorresContact Information: 203-367-4839 Contact Information: 203-367-0067

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