November 18, 2010

Facade Program (post dedicated to Sprout)

The facade program has been successful within the confines of the Chandler NRSA.  

  1. 38 Chandler Street Alan's
  2. 54 Chandler Street Roland's
  3. 208 Chandler Street Matt Dumas
  4. 210 Chandler Street Suney/Katch
  5. 216 Chandler Street Suney
  6. 232 Chandler Street Living Earth
  7. 344 Pleasant Street Bahnan's
We are also wrapping 3 other ones.  By the end of the year we will have done 10 facades.   How are we doing it?  Well, we are utilizing CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) monies that were given to our NRSA (Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area).    There were 4 other NRSA's combined did as much as ours.

The reason I am bringing this up is that business outside the NRSA, like June Street, could not get monies from our NRSA because they are outside the boundaries.  There is nothing, however, stopping this business group or any other business group to seek a portion ($50,000) of the annual allotment of CDBG (Federal monies) to fund a facade program in their area. 

In fact our business group will seek more CDBG funds or our NRSA.   Bottom line business groups need to work together to ensure that we get a fair share of the CDBG funds.

1 comment:

Sprout said...

Thanks for the nudge. ;-)