CITY OF BUFFALO

5MB Size 1 Downloads 29 Views

The City of Buffalo seeks providers in Buffalo and Niagara counties to reach and provide housing and ... Mobile Home/Trailer Hotel/Motel ...
CITY OF BUFFALO Byron W. Brown, Mayor

MAYOR’S OFFICE OF STRATEGIC PLANNING 65 Niagara Square, 920 City Hall Buffalo, New York 14202

[pic]

2010-2011 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN PROCESS HANDBOOK

November 16, 2009

To All Interested Applicants:

RE: Fiscal Year 2010-2011 Application

The City of Buffalo receives over $20 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant [ESG] and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS [HOPWA] funds annually from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development Agency (HUD). These funds finance a wide range of activities principally benefiting persons of limited income. Proposals for the use of these funds for fiscal year 2010-2011 are now being accepted.

HUD requires that the City set forth mid-term goals for the use of these funds. The City of Buffalo has defined those goals in its Five Year Consolidated Plan, 2008-2012. The Plan can be viewed on the City’s website. Copies of the Plan are available for review in the main public library and at the Office of Strategic Planning (214 City Hall). In addition, the City has established annual objectives which fit within those general goals. All grant requests will be evaluated on the extent to which they meet these goals and objectives, as further described in this handbook.

This year the City has streamlined its application process. A single Program Application has been created that can be used to apply for funding from any of the CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA grants. The Handbook includes information on the Adoption Process, Consolidated Plan Goals, Grant Guidelines, and Forms to be attached to the Program Application. Please note the following guidelines:

• There are two separate pieces required for the application – the Organization Assessments Section and the Program Application. Multiple program applications may be submitted by each agency, but only one Organization Assessments Section document is required. • Due to funding limitations the city will only be accepting CDBG applications under the public facilities and improvement and public services categories. • Housing activities, including housing for special populations, funded under the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnership Program will work under a Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be announced separately. • Staff can provide technical assistance on the details of your project. Contact Lynn Urbanski, Program Manager/Data Monitoring Coord., Office of Strategic Planning, at (716) 851-5048 if you have questions.

Return one original copy of the completed application by 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009 to the Office of Strategic Planning, 65 Niagara Sq., Room 214 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Sincerely,

Mayor Byron W. Brown Annual Action Plan Process Handbook

Community Development Block Grant Emergency Shelter Grant Housing Opportunities for Persons w/AIDS

Table of Contents

Letter from the Mayor

Preface 1

2010-2011 Application & Award Process 2

Instructions 3

Organization Eligibility 3 Funding Matrix 3 Consolidated Plan Goals 3 Category Budget Restrictions & Requirements 4 Targeted Areas 5 Completing an Application 5

Community Development Block Grant 2010-2011 Guidelines 7 I. Introduction 7 II. CDBG Activities 7 III. CDBG Program Year 7 IV. Project Requirements – National Objectives & Regulations 8 V. Application Forms – What to Submit 11 VI. Application Submission 11 VII. Definitions 12 VIII. Resources 13 IX. Frequently Asked Questions 14

Emergency Shelter Grant – 2010-2011 Guidelines 16 I. Introduction 16 II. Eligible Activities 16 III. Priorities 16 IV. Regulations 16 V. Proposal Information 17



Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS – 2010-2011 Guidelines 18 I. Introduction 18 II. Eligible Activities 18 III. Program Information 18

FORMS:

FORM A – CDBG Compliance with National Objectives 21 FORM B – Emergency Shelter Grant 22 FORM C – HOPWA Grant 24

MAPS:

Livable Communities Map 27 Mid City Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA) 28 Census Tract Map 29





Preface

In a collaborative effort, the City of Buffalo and the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development have been working to streamline this year’s application process. The result is a single Program Application that may be used to apply for any of our CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA grant funds. The Logic Model has been omitted and we’ve reduced the amount of required documentation in the Organizational Assessment section. The Program Application focuses on summarizing program information,, documenting national objectives and consistency with the City’s Five Year Consolidated Plan, and fostering faith-based and community partnerships. It is our hope that these changes will have simplified the process and will have made it less burdensome for all of our applicants. Due to these changes, it is imperative that you carefully read and follow instructions to ensure accuracy and fullness of the application.

The Program Application has been deleted from the Handbook and is now a stand-alone document. The 2010-2011 Process Handbook has also been redesigned to make it easier to use and understand program guidelines. The Handbook contains information on the Adoption Process for the 2010-2011 Annual Action Plan, which includes the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA), but excludes the HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME). The HOME Investment Partnership Program will work under a Request for Proposal (RFP), which will be announced separately. The Handbook also contains three new forms, one for each of the grant programs, that must be completed and included with the Program Application.

Citizen participation and input on needs and priorities are encouraged. Public hearings have been and will continue to be conducted in an effort to afford citizens and Community Based Organization (CBO) representatives an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed Annual Action Plan Process. A second public hearing will be held at the completion of the cycle for the draft Annual Action Plan for citizen review and comment before submission to HUD. All applications received by the closing deadline date will be reviewed and evaluated for compliance with the requirements of the application process.

2010-2011 Application and Award Process

(Tentative Timeline)*

City of Buffalo Application Process: November 18, 2009 Release of CDBG Applications. November 18, 2009 Application Workshop December 7, 2009 - 4:30 p.m. Submission Deadline for Project/Applications. November-December 2009 Review and Recommendation Process

Federal Grant Application Process:

November 2009 Commencement 2010-11 Action Plan Summary Drafting

November 16, 2009 Public Hearing/2010-11 Proposed Annual Action Plan

January 5, 2010 Mayor to submit Recommendations to Common Council January 19, 2010 Common Council to endorse a 2010-11 Annual Action Plan February 8, 2010 Public Hearing/2010-11 Annual Action Plan February 8 - March 9, 2010 30-Day Citizen Comment Period on 2010-11 Action Plan March 11, 2010 Buffalo Urban Renewal Agency adoption of 2010-11 Annual Action Plan March 16, 2010 Submission of 2010-11 Annual Action Plan to U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development March 17 - May 1, 2010 HUD Review and Approval of 2010-11 Annual Action Plan



* The above schedule may vary slightly due to unforeseen circumstances such as inclement weather conditions. However, all public notices, citizen review/comment periods will be adhered to.

Instructions

This section will instruct prospective applicants on the proper procedures and necessary requirements of an acceptable proposal. It is strongly recommended that you read the following section thoroughly prior to any submission.

Organization Eligibility IN ORDER FOR YOUR ORGANIZATION TO BE CONSIDERED FOR FUNDING YOU MUST BE A NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATION. ALL OTHER CORPORATE FORMS ARE INELIGIBLE AND CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS. THIS DOES NOT PREVENT UNINCORPORATED ENTITIES SUCH AS BLOCK CLUBS OR ASSOCIATIONS FROM PARTNERING WITH NOT-FOR-PROFIT CORPORATIONS FOR THE PURPOSES OF COMPLETING AN APPLICATION; SUCH PARTNERING IS ACTUALLY ENCOURAGED.

Also, your organization may be fundamentally ineligible for participation due to federal regulations if it conducts ineligible activities and/or meets one of the following criteria.

• Conducts only Religious Services or requires program participants to also participate in religious activities (this does not prevent faith-based groups who conduct youth, senior or other programs from applying – these programs are eligible provided there are no religious activities included) • Organization conducts Political Activities • Operates a program that does not benefit city residents • Requests Facility improvement dollars for a project which resides outside the City’s boundaries • Request for funding represents “Start-up Funding” for a new organization

Funding Matrix THE MATRIX IS ARRANGED SHOWING AVAILABLE GRANT FUNDS ACROSS VARIOUS CATEGORIES. THESE CATEGORIES INDICATE ACTIVITIES ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING CONSIDERATION. IT ALSO INDICATES TOTAL ESTIMATED FUNDS AVAILABLE PER CATEGORY AND A RANGE OF AMOUNTS TRADITIONALLY ALLOCATED TO ORGANIZATIONS.

| |Total Estimated |Estimated Funding | | |Funding Available |Award per | | | |Organization | |Community Development Block | | | |Grant (CDBG) | | | |Facilities & Improvements |$400,000 |$10,000-200,000 | |(maximum $200,000 per agency) | | | |Public or Human Services |$2,409,096 |$5,000-200,000 | |(limited to 15% of funding) | | | |Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) | | | |Essential services (limited to |$210,000 |$25,000-$100,000 | |30% of grant) | | | |Operations costs (limited to 5% |$300,000 |$5,000-$50,000 | |for staff costs) | | | | | | | | |Total Estimated |Estimated Funding | | |Funding Available |Award per | | | |Organization | |Homeless Prevention Activities |$5,000-$50,000 |$5,000-$150,000 | |(30% of grant) | | | |Facilities & Improvements |$100,000 |$5,000-$100,000 | |Housing Opportunities for | | | |Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) | | | |Tenant Rental Assistance |$5,000-$150,000 |$5,000-$50,000 | |Supportive services |$5,000 -$137,000 | | | | | | |Administrative expenses (limited|$28,000 |$1,000-$5,000 | |to 7% per | | | |agency) | | | | | | |

Consolidated Plan Goals IN DEVELOPING ITS FIVE-YEAR CONSOLIDATED PLAN, THE CITY IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING GOALS AND PRIORITIES WHICH ARE THE BASIS FOR ANY SPENDING PLANS FOR FEDERAL GRANT DOLLARS. ANY PROJECT THAT HAS SUBMITTED FOR FUNDING CONSIDERATION SHOULD ADDRESS ONE OF THESE GOALS. YOU WILL BE ASKED TO IDENTIFY THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN GOAL IN YOUR APPLICATION.

Goal 1: Provide a Suitable Living Environment Goal 2: Provide Decent Affordable Housing Goal 3: Expand Economic Opportunities

The City of Buffalo has set the following as priorities for funding for the 2010-2011 Program Year. Applications that meet the activities under the following categories will be given precedence.

Public Facilities & Improvements ← Improvements to community facilities within targeted areas (see; Targeted Areas) ← Improvements to facilities affecting the Homeless Population ← Improvements to facilities affecting the HIV/AIDS Population

Public/Human Services ← Youth/Young Adults Do Well in School and Make Wise Decisions ← Elderly/Senior Maintain and/or Improve Healthy Lifestyles ← Persons with Special Needs Have Access to Services & are Meeting their Needs ← Anti-Predatory Lending ← Fair Housing/Anti-discrimination ← Literacy Program ← Employment Training ← Communities are Safe and Supportive

Category Budget Restrictions & Requirements AS INDICATED BY THE FUNDING MATRIX ABOVE, ONLY PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PUBLIC SERVICES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR CDBG FUNDING THIS YEAR. PLEASE NOTE SOME REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS FOR THE TWO AVAILABLE CATEGORIES, AS DETAILED BELOW.

Public Facilities & Improvements ❑ CDBG funding is limited to 20% of the total rehabilitation/construction costs, not to exceed $200,000 per project. ❑ Sources must be identified for the remaining 80% of total rehabilitation/construction costs. Such funds must be currently available. A letter(s) evidencing the commitment of funds by other funding sources or evidence of existing assets reserved for this project must be provided with the application. Unfortunately, limited dollars and the need to best utilize current funds, prevent us from funding projects that can not be completed immediately or in the near future.

Public/Human Services ❑ Every applicant must complete an Agreement of Understanding of Technical Assistance Requirements form (attached to application), signed by both the Executive Director and Board Chairperson. Through this document every applicant certifies that it understands and agrees to the following terms for technical assistance ▪ Cognizant of possible required training/meeting seminars that will require mandatory attendance ▪ Failure to attend training and/or meeting seminars may result barring of future funding awards

Targeted Areas The City of Buffalo has established the following as strategic areas of investment. Those applications, which seek to offer programs and/or projects located within these areas, will be given priority status. Maps of these areas may be found on Pages 27-29 of this Handbook.

BlackRock-Riverside Grant Ferry Lakeview Homeownership Zone Leroy Schiller Park Broadway/Fillmore Cold Springs Masten Park Medical Park (Fruitbelt) Hamlin Park Seneca St. Cazenovia Park Triangle Mid City Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area (NRSA)

Completing an Application

A properly submitted application must contain the following… I. 2010-2011 Cover Page-Organizational Assessment, including any and all attachments as requested. II. Completed 2010-2011 Program Application with applicable Forms as requested. III. Complete a census tract map, outlining the boundaries of your program’s service area.

2010-2011 Cover Page-Organizational Assessment All organizations seeking Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and/or Housing Opportunities for Persons WITH AIDS (HOPWA) funds must complete this section in entirety. Failure to complete this section will prohibit your organization from any consideration. Information requested in this section is easy to follow and very important for determining your organization’s ability, capacity and overall eligibility in providing the proposed programming.

The 2010-2011 Cover Page is to preface your organizations application(s) and is only to be complete once.

2010-2011 Application (CDBG, ESG, HOPWA) Your organization is required to complete one application per program. Do not mix funds (CDBG, ESG and HOPWA).

Here are some examples….

Example A: Requesting CDBG funds for a youth program which includes literacy, recreational and after-school tutoring.

Result: One Application. They are submitting for one program but have multiple activities.

Example B: Requesting CDBG funds for youth and senior programs.

Result: Two Applications. One application that addresses the youth program and one application for the senior program. Each application should include a separate Logic Model and budget for each program.

Example C: Requesting CDBG to improve a public facility and a youth program.

Result: Two Applications. One application for the Facility Improvement and one application for the Youth Program.

Example D: Requesting CDBG funds to operate a Community Center and ESG funds to operate a subsidiary homeless shelter.

Result: Two applications. Cannot mix funds. Each program must be reviewed separately.

Reminder: In each example the requesting organization would only be required to submit the 2010-2011 Cover Page-Organizational Assessment once.

Application: Submission

All applications must be received on or before 4:30 pm on Monday, December 7, 2009. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Applications may be delivered by courier or mail. If mailed, it is recommended that it be certified and sent prior to deadline date.

Please send all applications to: Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning 2010-11 Annual Action Plan Attention: Lynn Urbanski 65 Niagara Square-214 City Hall Buffalo, New York 14202



Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

2010-2011 Guidelines I. INTRODUCTION Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) These guidelines provide background and application process information on the CDBG program. Funds are an annual entitlement received from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds must be used to benefit low and moderate-income persons or areas or to eliminate slum or blighting conditions.

The City of Buffalo, through its Citizen Participation process has developed a Consolidated Plan that lists local housing and non-housing community development need priorities. Projects that address these priorities will be considered for funding. We encourage citizens to comment on the proposed use of CDBG funds.

CDBG funding cannot replace local funding of low-income activities, but is meant to supplement that funding. The City of Buffalo will not reimburse costs involved in applying for CDBG funding. No activities can begin for proposed projects until an Award Letter or Sub-Grantee Agreement is fully executed. Beginning activities before funds are officially released will result in project ineligibility and no reimbursement.

Please submit 1 original proposal per project. If submitting more than 1 proposal, state the order of priority for each project by number. If you have questions, contact Lynn Urbanski at 716-851-5048. Also see page 13 for additional resources that are available on the Internet.

II. CDBG Activities Funding is Available for the following activities: The following are examples of some community development activities that are eligible for CDBG funding. This list is not all-inclusive and a full list is available in code of federal regulations (CFR), Part 24, section 570.201.

1. Public Facilities and Improvements 570.201(c) – The grantee or other public or private nonprofit entities may use CDBG funds for the acquisition (including long term leases for periods of 15 years or more), construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation (including removal of architectural barriers to accessibility), or installation of public improvements or facilities (except for buildings for the general conduct of government). In the CDBG program, the terms “public facilities” or “Public improvements” are broadly interpreted to include all improvements and facilities that are publicly owned or that are traditionally provided by the government, or owned by a nonprofit, and operated so as to be open to the general public. Public improvements include streets, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, parks, playgrounds, water and sewer lines, flood and drainage improvements, parking lots, utility lines, and aesthetic amenities on public property such as trees, sculptures, pools of water and fountains, and other works of art. The regulations specify that facilities that are designed for use in providing shelter for persons having special needs are considered to be public facilities (and not permanent housing), and thus are covered under this category of basic eligibility. Such shelters would include nursing homes, convalescent homes, hospitals, shelters for victims of domestic violence, shelters and transitional facilities/housing for the homeless, halfway houses for run-away children, drug offenders or parolees, group homes for the developmentally disabled, and shelters for disaster victims. Public Facilities and Improvements do not include costs of operating or maintaining public facilities/improvements; costs of purchasing construction equipment, costs of furnishings and other personal items; or new construction of public housing.

2. Public Services (570.201 (e)) including labor, supplies, and materials. There is a 15% limitation on the amount of funds that can be obligated to public services. Proposed public service projects must be either: a new or a quantifiable increase in the level of a service. Public services include, but are not limited to: child care, health care, job training, recreation programs, education programs, crime prevention, fair housing counseling, services for senior citizens, services for homeless persons, drug abuse counseling and treatment, energy conservation counseling and testing, homebuyer down payment assistance, etc.

Ineligible Activities The following are activities which may not be assisted with CDBG funding (CFR Part 24, 570.207):

1. Buildings or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government; This does not include, however, the removal of architectural barriers.

2. General Government Expenses; Expenses required to carry out the regular responsibilities of the unit of general local government. Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended (through 10-29-92), Section 101, last paragraph: It is the intent of Congress that the Federal assistance made available under this title not be utilized to reduce substantially the amount of local financial support for community development activities below the level of such support prior to the availability of such assistance.

3. Political Activities; Shall not be used to finance the use of facilities or equipment for political purposes or to engage in other partisan political activities, such as candidate forums, voter transportation or voter registration.

4. Equipment and Furnishings; Is generally ineligible unless such item constitutes all or part of a public service and is required to carry out a CDBG assisted activity or is an integral structural fixture.

5. Operating and Maintenance Expenses; The general rule is that any expense associated with repairing, operating or maintaining public facilities, improvements and service is ineligible. Also ineligible are payment of salary for staff, utility costs and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities. Please reference CFR 570.207(b)(2) for exceptions and more detail.

1. New Housing Construction; Except as provided under the last resort housing provision set forth in 24 CFR part 42; as authorized under Sec. 570.201(m); or when carried out be an entity pursuant to 570.204(a);

2. Income Payments; Examples of ineligible income payments include: payments of income maintenance, housing allowances and mortgage subsidies.

III. CDBG Program Year

City of Buffalo CDBG Program Year is May 1, - April 30.

IV. Project Requirements

National Objectives Requirement

An activity (or project) must meet one of three National Objectives: (1)- Benefit Low and Moderate Income Persons; (2)-Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blighted Areas; or (3)-Other Urgent Needs (only applicable in the case of a national disaster declared by the President or State declared disaster).

1. Benefits to Low and Moderate Income Persons Activities benefiting low and moderate-income persons that meet HUD’s income criteria will be considered to benefit low and moderate-income persons. Please reference CDBG regulations 570.208 for more detailed information, as this is a brief summary.

a. Area Benefit Activities (LMA) 1. Available to all residents of the particular area - delineate boundaries of service area; and 2. At least 51% of the residents of the particular area are low and moderate income persons using officially recognized data, such as HUD Census Data; and 3. Particular area is primarily residential in character.

b. Limited Clientele Activities (LMC) Benefits a limited clientele, at least 51% of whom are low or moderate-income persons. To qualify under this requirement, the activity must meet one of the following: 1. The following groups are presumed by HUD to be principally low and moderate income persons such as; 1) abused children; 2) battered spouses; 3) elderly persons; 4) adults meeting Bureau of Census’ definition of severely disabled persons 5) homeless persons; 6) illiterate adults; 7) migrant farm workers; 8) persons living with AIDS, OR 2. The activity requires information on family size and income to document that at least 51% of clientele are persons whose family income does not exceed HUD's low and moderate income criteria; or 3. The activity has income eligibility requirements which limit the activity exclusively to low and moderate income persons, OR 4. Be of such a nature and be in such location that it may be concluded that the activity's clientele will primarily be low and moderate-income persons.

c. Low/Mod Housing (LMH) An activity which assists in the acquisition, construction, or improvement of permanent, residential structures may qualify as benefiting L/M income persons only to the extent that the housing is occupied by L/M income household (Qualified under HUD Sec. 8 Income Guidelines). Occupancy of the assisted housing by L/M income households is determined using the following general rules: 1. All assisted single unit structures must be occupied by L/M income households, 2. An assisted two-unit structure (duplex) must have at least one unit occupied by a L/M income household, and 3. An assisted structure containing more than two units must have at least 51% of the units occupied by L/M income households.

d. L/M Income Jobs (LMJ) A L/M income jobs activity is one which creates or retains permanent jobs, at least 51% of which, on a full-time equivalent (FTE) basis, are either held by L/M income persons or considered to be available to L/M income persons. Income status is determined by household income. In order to consider jobs retained as a result of CDBG assistance, there must be clear and specific evidence that permanent jobs will be lost without CDBG assistance.

2. Prevention or Elimination of Slums or Blight 4. The activity is located in an Urban Renewal Plan Area as defined by State or Local Law and addresses one of the conditions, which qualify the area as a slum or blighted area. 5. The activity eliminates a specific condition of blight or physical decay and is limited to one of the following: acquisition, clearance, relocation, historic preservation; or rehabilitation of buildings, but only to the extent necessary to eliminate specific conditions detrimental to public health and safety.

Note: HUD Census Data and City of Buffalo Urban Renewal Plans are available for viewing at the City’s Office of Strategic Planning, 920 City Hall, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Regulations

CDBG applicable rules and regulations: CDBG regulations (CFR, Part 24), OMB Circulars A-87 (governments) and A-122 (non-profits) and HUD Guidance Notices and various reporting requirements. If you need a copy of these regulations, circulars, reporting requirements, etc., please request copies from the City’s Office of Citizen Participation, 214 City Hall. The following are related Act, OMB Circulars and regulations that must be complied with when using CDBG funds

FEDERAL ACT - Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS - CFR Title 24 Part 42 Displacement Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for HUD and HUD-Assisted Programs Part 58 Environmental Review Procedures for Entities Assuming HUD Environmental Responsibilities Part 84 Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations Part 85 Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements to State, Local and Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments. Part 91 Consolidated Submissions for Community Planning and Development Programs Part 570 Community Development Block Grants ▪ Sub Part A - General Provisions ▪ Sub Part C - Eligible Activities ▪ Sub Part D - Entitlement Grants ▪ Sub Part J - Grant Administration ▪ Sub Part K - Other Program Requirements ▪ Sub Part O - Performance Reviews

OMB CIRCULARS A-21 Cost Principles for Educational Institutions A-122 Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations A-102 Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments A-110 Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and other nonprofit organizations-Uniform Administrative Requirements. A-133 Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations A-87* Cost Principles for State and Local Governments

OTHER RELATED REGULATIONS

Disclosure Requirements - (C.F.R., Part 12 "Accountability in the Provision of HUD Assistance"). Any applicant applying for Federal assistance from HUD for a specific project or activity or that is distributing HUD assistance must disclose certain information if you have allocated/received or can reasonably expect to receive in excess of $200,000 in aggregate, from Federal, State, or local CDBG funds during the Federal Fiscal Year.

Labor Standards Provisions (Davis-Bacon) - Construction projects receiving $2,000 in CDBG (federal) funds will be required to comply with prevailing wage requirements.

Environmental Regulations - All funded projects will need to have an environmental review to ensure compliance with NEPA (National Environmental Protection Act) regulations.

Housing One for One Replacement - If your project involves acquisition/demolition of housing, each unit (bedroom) must be replaced with similar number of affordable units. Contact our office if you need more information.

Housing Displacement/Relocation – (49 CFR 24 – Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally Assisted Programs) If your project involves dislocating or relocating people or businesses, there are additional regulations so do contact our office for more information.

Other Program Requirements (570.600) Fair Housing - Receipt of CDBG funds also requires compliance with Public Law 88-352 and Public Law 90-284 by Sub-Grantee to affirmatively further fair housing. (570.607) Employment & Contracting Opportunities – requires compliance with Exec. Order 11246 as amended, Equal Employment Opportunities and Public Law 102-550 Sec. 3 Economic Opportunities for Low Income and Very Low Income Persons. (570.608) Lead Based Paint –requires compliance with Public Law 91-695 Lead Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act and Public Law 102-550 Title X – Residential Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992.

Public Law 88-352 refers to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which provides that no person in the United States shall on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Public Law 90-284, as amended, refers to Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, popularly known as the Fair Housing Act, which provides that it is the policy of the United States to provide, within constitutional limitations, for fair housing throughout the United States and prohibits any persons from discriminating in the sale or rental of housing, the financing of housing, or the provision of brokerage services, including otherwise making unavailable or denying a dwelling to a person, because of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.

ADA Compliance - Projects receiving CDBG funding involving building or public facilities improvements must include accessibility and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act Guidelines (ADAG).\

V. Application Forms - What to submit

One ‘completed’ original for each Program Application, including all required forms and attachments

VI. Application: Submission

All applications must be received on or before 4:30 PM on Monday, December 7, 2009. Applications received after the deadline will not be processed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Applications may be delivered by courier or mail. If mailed, it is recommended that it be certified and sent prior to deadline date.

Please send all applications to:

Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning

2010-11 Annual Action Plan

Attention: Lynn Urbanski

65 Niagara Square, 214 City Hall

Buffalo, New York 14202

VII. Definitions

Reference section 570.3 of CDBG regulations for additional definitions.

Low income family - is defined as a family whose income does not exceed 80 percent of area median family income (MFI). (In CDBG program operations this category was referred to as "moderate income".)

Very low-income family - is defined as a family whose income does not exceed 50% of the area median family income (MFI). (In CDBG program operations this category was included as "low income".)

Extremely low-income family - is a newly created term to address the homeless population or those at risk at becoming homeless. It is defined as a family whose income does not exceed 30% of area median family income (MFI).

The current HUD Section 8 Income Guidelines can be found at the following website: [www.huduser.org/datasets/il/il05/index.html]

CDBG Community Development Block Grant - Federal Entitlement program through which funds are made available on an annual basis to states, metropolitan cities and urban counties. Funds target economic development, public facilities and infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, curbs, lighting, etc) improvements, affordable housing and public services. Use of funds must meet one of the National Objectives.

Davis-Bacon Wage Rates - Federal legislation requires payment of prevailing wages for construction-related CDBG projects.

HUD - United States Department of Housing & Urban Development.

Program Income - For the purposes of the CDBG program, program income means gross income that is received by either a recipient or sub-recipient and has been directly generated from the use of CDBG funds. For those program income-generating activities that are only partially assisted with CDBG funds, such income is prorated to reflect the actual percentage of CDBG funds that were used. Reference: 24 CFR 570.500(a). Examples: (Please note that this list is not exclusive and therefore other types of funds may also constitute CDBG program income.) 4. Proceeds from the disposition by sale or long-term lease (5 years or more) of real property purchased or improved with CDBG funds. 5. Proceeds from the disposition of equipment bought with CDBG funds. 6. Gross income from the use or rental of real property, that has been constructed or improved with CDBG funds and that is owned (in whole or in part) by the recipient or sub-recipient. Costs incidental to the generation of the income are deducted from the gross income. 7. Payments of principal and interest on loans made using CDBG funds. 8. Proceeds from the sale of loans made with CDBG funds. 9. Proceeds from the sale of obligations secured by loans made with CDBG funds. 10. Funds collected through special assessments that are made against properties owned and occupied by non-low and moderate-income households where the assessments have been made to recover some or all, of the CDBG portion of a public improvement.

The receipt and expenditure of program income shall be reported to the City of Buffalo (Grantee) and recorded as part of the financial transactions of the grant program. Sub-recipients are also subject to compliance with 570.504(c) for the disposition of program income.

Rehabilitation - To restore or bring to a condition of HEALTH, SAFETY, or useful and constructive activity, primarily associated with both single and multi-family housing that are existing.

Sub-Grantee (sub-recipient) - An organization designated to receive CDBG funding from the City of Buffalo for their use in carrying out agreed-upon, eligible activities. Note that entities receiving CDBG funds are required to execute a Sub-Grantee Agreement.

Reporting & Record-keeping Requirements – The City of Buffalo is required to submit an annual Performance Report to the U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development (Ref. Sec. 91.520). The report will document the progress the City has made in carrying out its strategic plan and action plan. Organizations receiving CDBG funding for activities that provide a direct client service to families and persons assisted are required to report on the racial and ethnic status of those persons assisted. See Reference Sec. 570.506 Other Records to be Maintained for additional requirements.

VIII. Resources

Technical Assistance: The City of Buffalo will be available, through scheduled sessions, during normal working hours (8:30 am-4:30 pm) to handle technical assistance regarding Community Development Block Grant.

|Lynn |CDBG Program |851-504|Dale |Emergency Shelter |851-476| |Urbanski | |8 |Zuchlewski |Grant |1 | |Jim Folan |CDBG Program |851-402|Dale |Housing Opportunities |851-476| | | |6 |Zuchlewski |for Persons with AIDS |1 |

Internet Resources: The following information can be found on the Web:

CDBG Regulations: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/rulesandregs/regula tions/index.cfm

Consolidated Plan Regulations: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/conplan/index.cfm

Basically CDBG Training Manual http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/training/basicallyc dbg.cfm

CDBG Desk Guide: http://www.hud.gov:80/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/library/deskguid .cfm

Income Limits: http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html

OMB Circulars: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/circulars/index.html

HUD Performance Measurement Guidebook http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/about/performance/

HUD Subrecipient Guidebook

http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/library/subrecipient/ IX. Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Must the applicant organization be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit? A: Most applicants are government agencies and public entities, like municipalities. The nonprofit applicant must have 501(c)(3) status confirmed by the time funding decisions are made.

Q: Must the applicant agency be located in the City of Buffalo? A: Yes, although there have been a few exceptions in the past. In all cases, the agency must provide service to low and moderate income City of Buffalo residents.

Q: Does the designation of specific revitalization focus areas exclude applications from other areas in the City? A: No. Eligibility depends on the income of people who reside in the area. No eligible area is excluded from consideration. Eligibility determinations are based on 2000 census data provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Q: The Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development covers the years 2008 through 2012. Does this mean that proposals should be for that five-year period? A: No. The Consolidated Plan presents a five-year strategy and a one- year Action Plan. Proposals are for one-year periods beginning May 1st.

Q: If a CDBG-funded Operating Agency has not spent its existing grant, can it still apply for new funds for next year? A: Yes. Agencies are asked to plan the project so that the grant will be spent during the one-year period.

Q: Are start-up funds available through CDBG? A: Start-up operating funds for a new public service project are almost never approved. A short, start-up period for a proposed one-year “brick and mortar” project can be included.

Q: What are the steps of the proposal application approval process? A: Proposals are compiled and summarized by the Office of Strategic Planning. 1. Proposals selected for funding are written into the Annual Action Plan for the coming year. The Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for review and approval. 2. HUD releases the funds, that is, makes the funds available to the city around May 1.

Q: The proposal form refers to but does not provide the State’s definition of “slums or blight.” Could you give us that? A: There are two kinds of slums or blight: (1) spot, and (2) area wide. The slums/blight determination must be based on any of the conditions described in State/City regulation.

Q: If your project has two components, should you use two application forms? A: Yes.

Q: Can you explain the reimbursement process? A: An agency uses its own resources to pay project expenses, and then submits to the Office of Strategic Planning a request for reimbursement along with proof of the expenses paid. The City processes the request and then mails a check to the agency.

Q: Are grant awards all or nothing? Is there any negotiation? A: An agency might be awarded a portion of the amount requested. The grant amount depends on the reasonableness of the request; the track record of the requesting agency and the amount of funds the City has available. If less than the total request is awarded, the amount of work to be accomplished must be renegotiated.

Q: Will proposals for large projects, say $750,000, be considered? A: Large projects should be broken down into year-by-year phases. CDBG funds are limited, and there are many needs throughout the City that must be addressed.

Q: What is my agency’s chance of being funded? A: Projects involving rehabilitation and improvement of public facilities and infrastructure have a good chance of being funded because more money is available for them. Of course, the proposal has to describe a project with a high likelihood of success, well thought through, realistic, achievable, etc. A new public service has a poor chance of being funded. Only 15 percent of the City’s CDBG funds can go to public services. For a new project to be funded, an existing project has to give up funding. This is not likely to happen.

Disclaimer – The enclosed information is to be used only as a guide for completing the application and is not the final rule of determination for funding approval. The information contained herein is subject to change without prior notice.

Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)

2010-2011 Guidelines

I. INTRODUCTION The City of Buffalo expects that approximately $706,910 will be available for local projects in 2010 under the Emergency Shelter Grant Program. The Program this year will again follow the Consolidated Plan requirements for public comment. Your response to this Request must be returned by 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009.

As your agency acts as provider of services for the homeless, we ask that you consider submitting an application for funding under this program. Funds are available to non-profit agencies who are tax exempt under the 501(c)3 provision of the Internal Revenue Code.

II. Eligible Activities 11. The renovation, major rehabilitation or conversion of a building for use as emergency or transitional shelter for the homeless; [funds may not be used for acquisition]

12. Provision of essential services to the homeless including, but not limited to, services concerned with employment, physical health, mental health, substance abuse, education or food, including the staff salary necessary to provide such services;

13. Payment of maintenance and operations expenses (excluding staffing costs), rent, repair, security, fuels and equipment, insurance, utilities and furnishings at the shelter and;

14. Developing and implementing homelessness prevention activities.

III. Priorities Proposals which present an opportunity to improve or upgrade existing facilities for the homeless will be given priority consideration during the review process. Also, there is a limit of 30% of the total grant amount which may be allocated for essential services and a limit of 30% which may be allocated for homelessness prevention.

IV. Regulations If needed, you may obtain a copy of the latest program regulations which your agency should consider as you prepare your application for funding, by calling Dale Zuchlewski, 851-4761. Funding requests should follow the format noted below. Provide any pertinent documentation, which will support your application.

Important Note -- To receive funding under the ESG program, you must provide shelter or services to the homeless. As per federal regulations, "homeless" means; A. An individual or family which lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; or B. An individual or family that has a primary nighttime residence that is: a. A supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for persons with mental illness); b. An institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or c. A public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings. Note - the term does not include any individual imprisoned or otherwise detained pursuant to an Act of Congress or State Law

V. Proposal Information

Program Description Your proposed program or project and the type of activity or activities you are proposing which will serve the homeless. Program Benefit The members of the homeless population who will benefit from your program (i.e. women, children, families, disabled individuals, veterans, etc.) and the number of people in each category who will be served. Program Budget The budget which you propose for your program. Matching Funds The source of matching funds, if any, that you will be providing (please provide documentation regarding the availability of these funds, if possible). Past Accomplishments In the area of serving the homeless, your organization must provide past accomplishments.

Please note that federal regulations limit the amount of funds that can be directed to personnel cost. Please ensure personnel cost are limited and prudent.

**** If your proposal provides for the renovation, major rehabilitation or conversion of a building for use as emergency shelter or service center at a site where no such shelter or center now exists, you must provide evidence of neighborhood and Council Member support for your project. You must also provide verification that the area is properly zoned for your project. If your project is selected for funding, you will need to obtain Common Council approval for a Special Use Permit.

A. Please provide support (i.e. calculations, evidence of past expenses or budgets) for any expenses, which will be funded by ESG monies. (Estimates will be acceptable if firm costs have not yet been determined, however, formal estimates will be needed before contract finalization).

B. Please consider that more than eighty agencies have been invited to submit proposals for available ESG moneys and we anticipate that there will be strong competition for available funds. In this regard, you are advised that when requesting funds in excess of $50,000, if possible, you should consider a submission, which reflects "phases" or project development "stages" so that partial funding might still bring about tangible results.

C. Again, the close of business (4:30 p.m.) Monday, December 7, 2009 has been set as the deadline for the receipt of project proposals from eligible agencies. Proposals should be submitted to this office at the following address:

Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning

2010-11 Annual Action Plan – “ESG” Application

Attention: L. Urbanski 65 Niagara Square, Room 214 City Hall Buffalo, New York, 14202

If you need any further information or technical assistance, or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your proposal prior to the application submission deadline, please contact Dale Zuchlewski at 851- 4761.

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

2010-2011 Guidelines

I. Introduction The City of Buffalo expects that approximately $521,962 will be available for local projects in Program Year 2010 - 2011 under the HOPWA Program. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet formally advised the City of our Year 2010 grant award, however, in order to begin preparation of the application, we are at this time soliciting proposals for funding. Your response to this Request must be returned no later than 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009. As your agency acts as provider of services for persons with AIDS, we ask that you consider submitting an application for funding under this program. Funds are available to non-profit agencies that are tax exempt under the 501(c)3 provision of the Internal Revenue Code.

II. Eligible Activities HOPWA funds may be used for those general activities identified below and further detailed in Subpart D -- Uses of Grant Funds (24 CFR 574.300) in the program regulations. These uses include: ▪ Housing information services ▪ Resource identification ▪ Acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease and repair of facilities to provide housing and services ▪ New construction ▪ Project-based or tenant-based rental assistance ▪ Short term rent, mortgage and utility payments to prevent homelessness ▪ Supportive services ▪ Operating costs for housing ▪ Technical assistance in establishing and operating a community residence, and; ▪ Administrative expenses

III. Program Information The following principles listed below will apply to successful applicants and should be factored into planning, staffing and budgeting for the proposed program.

Housing and housing support services continue to be a critical and unmet need of persons with HIV/AIDS. Some factors contributing to homelessness among persons with HIV/AIDS include the high cost of health care; employment and housing discrimination; job loss; isolation from family and lack of social supports; and the debilitating effects of this disease. The City of Buffalo seeks providers in Buffalo and Niagara counties to reach and provide housing and supportive services to persons with HIV/AIDS and their families who are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless or require assistance.

Communities of Color. The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to disproportionately effect communities of color and other at risk populations. The City of Buffalo is committed to improving access to housing services for these populations. Applicants should be able to demonstrate experience and effectiveness in serving communities of color and how proposed program activities will result in access to a full continuum of high-quality HIV services for these communities. Cultural Competency. In order to effectively engage clients and provide high-quality services, a meaningful trusting partnership must be developed between provider and client. Programs should be designed with an understanding of the differences that derive from language, culture, race/ethnicity, and religion. These differences include variations in values, belief systems and subcultures, including those related to gender, age, income, region or neighborhood, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, substance use, and homelessness.

Consumer Participation. Consumers are an important component in the design, development, evaluation and improvement of HIV/AIDS programs. Each applicant should document that consumers have participated in the design of the proposed program and include a plan for ongoing consumer involvement and evaluation.

Collaboration and Continuum of Care. Agencies receiving funding must develop clearly defined and articulated referral agreements focused on specific services needed by the target populations, which are not available on site. Funded programs should develop active working relationships through letters of agreement, memoranda of agreement (MOA) or sub- contractual arrangements with other local HIV providers to ensure a comprehensive continuum of HIV services. Letters of agreement, MOAs or sub- contractual agreements must be in writing and include a system for documenting outcomes of the referral process.

Program Description: Describe your proposed program or project and the type of activity or activities you are proposing which will serve persons with AIDS. Explain how the program will make a difference in the Erie and Niagara geographic area.

Program Benefit: The members of the population who will benefit from your program (i.e. women, children, families, communities of color, veterans etc.) and the number of people in each category who will be served by your program.

Past Accomplishments: in the area of serving persons with HIV/AIDS including the number of beneficiaries in each program category served last year. What quantifiable results have you achieved in the last three years? What specific results do you expect to achieve with this funding and how do you or will you measure success?

Outreach and Education: Provide a description of planned outreach and education efforts.

Other Housing Grants/Funding – What other housing related grants or funding does your agency receive? Are these grants HIV/AIDS specific?

Matching Funds – The source of matching funds, if any, that you will be providing (please provide documentation regarding the availability of these funds, if possible).

Budget: Please provide a detailed budget for any expenses, which will be funded by HOPWA moneys. (Estimates will be acceptable if firm costs have not yet been determined, however, formal estimates will be needed before contract finalization.) Additionally, please provide the agency’s organizational structure.

***If your proposal provides for the renovation, major rehabilitation or conversion of a building for use as housing or a service center at a site where no such shelter or center exists, you must provide evidence of neighborhood and Council Member support for your project, You must also provide verification that the area is properly zoned for your project. If your project is to be selected for funded, you will need to obtain Common Council approval for a special use permit. If you need any further information, or would like a copy of the program regulations, or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your proposal, please contact Dale Zuchlewski, at 851-4761 or email: [email protected]

Important Note As per federal regulations, persons eligible to receive assistance or services under the HOPWA program are persons with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or related diseases who are low-income individuals and their families. A person with AIDS or related diseases, or a family member regardless of income is eligible to receive housing information services, as described in Section 574.300(b)(1). Any person living in proximity to a community residence is eligible to participate in that residence’s community outreach and educational activities regarding AIDS or related diseases, as provided in Section 574.300(b)(9).

HOPWA Planning Process – During the coming year, the City will be implementing a formal community planning process to develop comprehensive strategies for addressing the housing and related supportive service needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. All agencies receiving HOPWA funds must participate in the planning process. Please include a brief statement in your application indicating your agency’s willingness to actively participate in the process. Feel free to include suggestions for making the planning process as effective as possible.

Again, the deadline for submission of project proposals from eligible agencies is 4:30 p.m., Monday, December 7, 2009. Proposals should be submitted to: Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning

2010-11 Annual Action Plan–“HOPWA” Application

Attention: L..Urbanski 65 Niagara Square, Room 214 City Hall Buffalo, New York, 14202 FORM A – COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMPLIANCE WITH NATIONAL OBJECTIVES

ATTACH THIS FORM TO THE PROGRAM APPLICATION

1. National Objective - Client Characteristics/Service Area National Objective:

A. Indicate which national objective your project will meet. Low income/Moderate income benefit (570.208 [a]) Area Benefit activities (570.208 [a][1]) – Service Area is over 51% L/M using HUD Census Data. Limited Clientele activity benefits limited clientele at least 51% of whom are low or moderate- income persons using HUD income limits. (570.208 [a][2])

B. How is this project meeting a National Objective requirement? Cite your reference, sources, such as HUD Census Data on Area Low/Moderate Income Population, income criteria used, etc. Attach back-up documentation, if other than 2000 HUD Census Data or HUD Sec. 8 Income Guidelines are used. Identify Service Area. C. Client Eligibility: 1. Are 51% or more of the people served by this project of low/moderate income status? Yes No

2. Check Income Guidelines used to determine client eligibility - if applicable.

____CDBG (HUD Sec. 8 Income Guidelines) ___ Census Data Other http://www.huduser.org/datasets/il.html

3. If this project is a direct client service, please explain how low or moderate income eligibility is determined. Detail eligibility criteria used (and attach), detail application process, selection criteria, enrollment, client flow chart, where clients apply, where services are delivered, presumed benefit, etc.

D. Citizens to be Served (check those that apply): ❑ Preschool (under 5-years) ❑ Youth (5-15 yr.) ❑ Adolescent/Young Adult (16-21) ❑ Adult (22-54) ❑ Senior (55+) ❑ Disabled

2. Summary Total Number of Units

Total number unduplicated persons this project will serve:

A. Total number unduplicated persons this project will serve:

B. Total number unduplicated Low/Mod persons this project will serve:

C. Estimated number of persons identified with this need:

(Note: please do not include persons receiving newsletters, pamphlets or flyers distributed to the general public.)

FORM B - Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG)

Attach to the 2010-2011 Program Application

1. SHELTER OR SERVICE SITE ADDRESS:



2. Owner of Shelter or Service Site:

Owner’s Address:

If site is leased - date entered into current lease:

Term of lease:

Contact Name: _______________________________________ Phone: _______________________

Email: ______________________________________________________________________ ________

Is Organization Faith Based? ___Yes ___No Is organization community based? __Yes __No

3. Are you currently using HUD’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), known as Bas-Net and managed by the Homeless Alliance of WNY? ________Yes ________No

HUD requires all ESG recipients to utilize HMIS. If you are not currently using HMIS, you will be required to be on-line in order to receive ESG funds during this program year. Please contact the Homeless Alliance of WNY for more information on being set up to use their HMIS system called Bas-Net.

4. Proposal Information

A. Summary

Amount Requested

|Services |Prevention |Operations |Rehab | |  |  |  |  |

Proposed Beneficiaries (please indicate the number of individuals to be assisted in each category):

Residential (Emergency or Transitional Shelters):

Annual Number of Adults Served: ______ Annual Number of Children Served: ______ Annual Number of Households moved into permanent or transitional housing: _____ Annual Number of Households Served: ______

Non-Residential Services:

Annual Number of Adults and Children Served: ______



For Residential Programs Only: please indicate the number of persons to be housed for each facilitity type:

Annual Number Served in Emergency or Transitional Shelters

|Shelter Type: |# of Beds|# Served | |Barracks |  |  | |Scattered Site Apartment |  |  | |Single Family Detached House |  |  | |Single Room Occupancy |  |  | |Mobile Home/Trailer |  |  | |Hotel/Motel |  |  | |Other |  |  | |Total |  |  |





FORM C - Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA)

Attach this form to the Program Application.

Shelter or Service Site Address:



Owner of Shelter or Service Site:

Owner’s Address:

If site is leased - date entered into current lease:

Term of lease:

Contact Name: _____________________________________ Phone: ____________________

Email:______________________________________________________________________ __

Requested Amount for HOPWA Funds:

Amount by Activity Type:

$_______ Short-term rent, mortgage, and utility payments to prevent the homelessness of the tenant or mortgagor of a dwelling. $________ Project or tenant-based rental assistance, including assistance for shared housing arrangements. $________ Housing Information Services including, but not limited to, counseling, information, and referral services to assist an eligible person to locate, acquire, finance and maintain housing. This may also include fair housing counseling for eligible persons who may encounter discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, familial status, or handicap. $________ Supportive Services including, but not limited to, health, mental health, assessment, permanent housing placement, drug and alcohol abuse treatment and counseling, day care, personal assistance, nutritional services, intensive care when required, and assistance in gaining access to local, State and Federal benefits and services, except that health services may only be provided to individuals with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or related diseases and not to family members of these individuals. $________ Permanent Housing Placement – (formerly under Supportive Services) Services to place program participants in permanent housing.

$________ Facility-based Housing Operations – Operating costs for housing including maintenance, security, operation, insurance, utilities, furnishings, equipment, supplies, and other incidental costs. $_______ Facility-based Housing Development – New construction (for single room occupancy (SRO) dwellings and community residences only). Acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease, and repair of facilities to provide housing and services. $________ Facility-based Non-Housing – Acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease, and repair of facilities to provide services.

$________ Administration – Each project sponsor receiving amounts from grants made under this program may use not more than 7% of the amounts received for administrative costs. All costs such as telephone, supervisory salaries, etc. must be shown as admin costs. They are not considered by HUD to be eligible costs under any other category. $________ Resource Identification to establish, coordinate and develop housing assistance resources for eligible persons (including conducting preliminary research and making expenditures necessary to determine the feasibility of specific housing- related initiatives). Technical assistance in establishing and operating a community residence, including planning and other pre-development or pre-construction expenses and including, but not limited to, costs relating to community outreach and educational activities regarding AIDS or related diseases for persons residing in proximity to the community residence.

(Be sure to detail your expenses in your budget by Activity Type)

Is Organization Faith Based? ___Yes ___No

Is organization community based? __Yes __No

1. Proposal Summary Information:

D. Number of Niagara County residents served last year? _____________________

B. Program Information

Your organization must provide information on the following criteria. Use up to one full page for each objective. i. Communities of Color ii. Cultural Competency iii. Consumer Participation iv. Collaboration and Continuum of Care including Services and Outreach to Niagara County v. Program Description vi. Program Benefit vii. Past Accomplishments viii. Outreach and Education ix. Other Housing Grants/Funding 3. Planned Goals: Complete columns a, c, e, g

Instructions: Please enter the performance information for all activities during the operating year in the following chart. Generally, the grantee’s operating year and Consolidated Plan year are the same. Output performance is measured by the number of households and units of housing that were supported with HOPWA or other federal, state, local and private funds for the purposes of providing housing assistance or residential support to persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families. Note that the number of households reported, receiving support from HOPWA funds must be the same as reported in the annual year-end IDIS data.

| |HOPWA Performance | |Outputs |Funding | | |Charts 1 (planned goal) | |Households | | | |and 2 (actual) | | | | | | | |HOPWA |Non-HOP| | | | | |Assist|WA | | | | | |ance | | |

| | |a. |b. |c. |d. |e. |f. |g. | | | | |Goal |Actual |Goal |Actual |HOPWA Budget |HOPWA Actual |Leveraged Non-HOPWA | |1. | Tenant-based Rental Assistance |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |2. | Units in facilities supported with operating costs: Number of households supported |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |3. | Units in facilities developed with capital funds and placed in service during the program year: Number of households supported |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |4. | Short-term Rent, Mortgage and Utility payments | | | | | | | | | | | Housing Development (Construction and Stewardship of facility based housing) | |Output Units | | | | |5. | Units in facilities being developed with capital funding but not yet opened (show units of housing planned) |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |6. | Stewardship (developed with HOPWA but no current operation or other costs) Units of housing subject to 3- or 10- year use agreements |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |7. | Adjustment to eliminate duplication (i.e., moving between types of housing) | | | | | | | | | | | Total unduplicated number of households/units of housing assisted |  |  | |  |  |  |  |  | | | Supportive Services |  |Output Households |  |  |  | |8. | i) Supportive Services in conjunction with HOPWA housing activities1 | | |  |  |  |  | |  | | | ii) Supportive Services NOT in conjunction with HOPWA housing activities2 | | | | | | | | | |9. |Adjustment to eliminate duplication | | | | | | | | | | |Total Supportive Services | | | | | | | | | | | Housing Placement Assistance3 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | |10. | Housing Information Services |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | |11. | Permanent Housing Placement Services |  | |  |  |  |  | |  | | |Total Housing Placement Assistance | | | | | | | | | | | Housing Development, Administration, and Management Services |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | |12. | Resource Identification to establish, coordinate and develop housing assistance resources |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | |13. | Grantee Administration (maximum 3% of total) (i.e., costs for general management, oversight, coordination, evaluation, and reporting) |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | |14. | Project Sponsor Administration (maximum 7% of total) (i.e., costs for general management, oversight, coordination, evaluation, and reporting) |  |  |  |  |  |  |  |  | | | Total costs for program year | | | | | | | | | | [pic] [pic] [pic]

Comments