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File #: RES-21:123    Version: Name: AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF JONESBORO GRANTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT TO APPLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FY21 CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING GRANT
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/23/2021 In control: Finance & Administration Council Committee
On agenda: Final action: 7/6/2021
Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF JONESBORO GRANTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FY21 CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING GRANT
Sponsors: Grants, Finance
Attachments: 1. Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant Program Summary
Related files: CON-1233

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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF JONESBORO GRANTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT TO APPLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT FY21 CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING GRANT

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WHEREAS, applications are now being accepted for the FY2021 Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant; and

WHEREAS, the FY 2021 Choice Neighborhood Grant is funded at 95% by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and a 5% local match is required. The local match will come from Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds; and

WHEREAS, the City of Jonesboro is requesting $350,000 to create a long-range Transformation Plan for a neighborhood in Jonesboro with high poverty rates.  The plan would include comprehensive studies on adding sidewalks and other transportation features, developing new neighborhood amenities, increasing safety, attracting new business growth, and rehabilitating or constructing affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, if awarded the funding, the City would create a coalition of public-private partnerships to oversee the development of such a plan.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF JONESBORO, ARKANSAS THAT:

SECTION 1: The City of Jonesboro, Arkansas supports the submission of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant.

SECTION 2: The Mayor and the City Clerk are hereby authorized by the City Council for the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas to execute all documents necessary to effectuate this application.

SECTION 3: The Grants and Community Development Department is hereby authorized by the City Council for the City of Jonesboro, Arkansas to submit all necessary documents for this federal grant.

PASSED AND APPROVED THIS 6TH DAY OF JULY, 2021.