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for Local Neighborhood Development Projects

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), City of Rio Rancho

Conf. Date:

01/18/22

Deadline Date:

01/28/22 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New Mexico nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profits for projects that benefit local neighborhoods in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support public services and neighborhood development activities that serve low- and moderate-income residents and areas. Funds may be used for neighborhood revitalization projects such as affordable housing, neighborhood improvements, job creation and retention, public service programs, and other activities. Funds must serve the city of Rio Rancho.

These federal program funds are intended to be used for neighborhood revitalization including, affordable housing, public service programs (limited to 15% of the City’s total grant award), neighborhood improvements in low to moderate income areas, clearance or prevention of slum and blight and economic development (by providing direct jobs for low to moderate income persons). Types of projects which qualify are neighborhood public improvements and facilities, housing, public services, handicap accessibility, code enforcement, and job creation and retention.

In order to qualify for award, applications must be for projects that meet HUD's National Objectives,  be for activities deemed eligible by governing HUD regulations, and meet a City Strategic Goal. 

Prospective activities must be able to meet the following minimum eligibility requirements:

  1. HUD National Objective (one); AND
  2. HUD Activity Category (one); AND
  3. City of Rio Rancho Strategic Objective(s) (one or more). For a list of City of Rio Rancho Strategic Objectives, see https://rrnm.gov/DocumentCenter/View/78399/FY23-CDBG-Application-Packet_Revised_Final-12-21-21?bidId=#page=17.

Eligible activity categories:

  • Acquisition of real property
  • Disposition 
  • Public facilities and improvements 
  • Clearance and remediation activities 
  • Public services
  • Interim assistance 
  • Relocation 
  • Loss of rental income 
  • Privately-owned utilities 
  • Construction of housing 
  • Homeownership assistance 
  • Rehabilitation 
  • Special economic development activities 
  • Other eligible activity allowed under 24 CFR 570

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177327

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$575,000

Term of Contract:

In general, projects are expected to be finished in 18 months.

The 2022 program year is from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must indicate one of the following entity types on the application form:
- Nonprofit
- Government
- For-Profit

Ineligible activity categories:
- Buildings or portions thereof, used for the general conduct of government
- General government expenses
- Political activities
- Purchase of equipment, fixtures, motor vehicles, furnishings, or other personal property not an integral structural fixture (exception: fire protection equipment)
- Operating and maintenance expenses [Not including operating and maintenance expenses associated with Public Service activities pursuant to 24 CFR 570.201(e)]*
- New housing construction
- Income payments or a series of subsistence-type grant payments made to an individual or family for items such as food, clothing, housing (rent or mortgage), or utilities (Not including emergency grant payments made over a period of up
to three consecutive months directly to the provider of such items or services on behalf of an individual or family associated with Public Service activities)
- Any other activity not specifically authorized under 24 CFR 570

*Ineligible operating and maintenance expenses include: (1) Maintenance and repair of publicly-owned streets, parks, playgrounds, water and sewer facilities, neighborhood facilities, senior centers, centers for persons with disabilities, parking, and other public facilities and improvements. Examples of maintenance and repair activities for which CDBG funds may not be used include the filling of pot holes in streets, repairing of cracks in sidewalks, the mowing of grass in city or county parks, and the replacement of street light bulbs; (2) Payment of salaries for staff, utility costs, and similar expenses necessary for the operation of public works and facilities.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A mandatory pre-application workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 10:00am in the City of Rio Rancho, Financial Services Conference Room, 3rd Floor, 3200 Civic Center Circle NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124.

Disability related auxiliary aids (readers, amplifiers, ASL interpreters) in addition to language interpreters, could be made available during the workshop upon request. Facilities are wheelchair accessible.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be submitted to the City’s CDBG Staff no later than January 28, 2022 by 5:00 p.m.

Beginning January 2022, Rio Rancho’s Department of Financial Services will accept digital CDBG Grant Application Submissions in-place of hard copy application packets. Please contact CDBG Grant Administrator Tara Pawley if it is not possible o fill out / complete / submit the application electronically.

Applicants must provide a copy of their SAM registration together when applying.

Process:
- City Grant Staff review the applications for eligibility.
- Eligible applicants must present applications and answer any questions regarding applications at the City’s Capital Improvements Plan Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CIPCAC) meetings on the evening of February 15th or February 17th, 2022. Presentations are limited to 15 minutes each.
- Following completion of all public testimony in February, CIPCAC will meet to discuss their recommendation for allocation of the available funds. The final recommendation is presented to the City Council for their approval. Upon approval, the recommended projects become part of a One-year Action Plan that is submitted to HUD by the 12th of May 2022.
- Prior to July 15, 2022, HUD informs the City whether the Action Plan is, or is not approved, or if it requires modification. After federal approval, HUD issues a release of funds. Contracts between the City and the subrecipients are then executed and projects may begin.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit the completed application via email to Tara Pawley at tpawley@rrnm.gov.

Tara Pawley
Grant Administrator
tpawley@rrnm.gov
(505) 896-8766

City of Rio Rancho
Financial Services Department
3200 Civic Center Circle NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87144

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