U.S. Housing and Urban Development
Community Development Block Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program enables local governments to undertake a wide range of activities intended to create suitable living environments, provide decent affordable housing and create economic opportunities, primarily for persons of low and moderate income. Under the Recovery Act, recipients shall give priority to projects that can award contracts based on bids within 120 days of the grant agreement.
Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program
The Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing program will provide financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. The funds under this program are intended to target individuals and families who would be homeless but for this assistance. The funds will provide for a variety of assistance, including: short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services, including such activities as mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program
HUD's new Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides targeted emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities. The State of Michigan has been allocated $98,653,915 to address the areas of greatest need within Michigan for such activities:
- Acquisition and rehabilitation of foreclosed or abandoned single family homes for resale to owner-occupants (all applicants);
- Demolition of blighted structures for future redevelopment (land banks only);
- Demolition of blighted structures for green space or for immediate redevelopment (all applicants);
- Redevelopment of demolished or vacant lots for single family owner occupied housing (all eligible applicants);
- Redevelopment of demolished or vacant properties for public facilities or public services (land banks, local units of government, and nonprofits only).
U.S. Department of Justice
Byrne Justice Assistant Grant
The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to state and local jurisdictions. JAG funds support all components of the criminal justice system, from multijurisdictional drug and gang task forces to crime prevention and domestic violence programs, courts, corrections, treatment, and justice information sharing initiatives. JAG funded projects may address crime through the provision of services directly to individuals and/or communities and by improving the effectiveness and efficiency of criminal justice systems, processes, and procedures.
Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program
The Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program provides resources to improve the capacity of state and local criminal justice systems. The Recovery Act funding will focus on job creation and retention in support of evidence-based and date-drive programs.
The program will solicit applications from national, state, regional, or local public and private entities, including for-profit (commercial) and nonprofit organizations, faith-based and community organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribal jurisdictions. Applications for funding should be submitted through the on-line OJP Grants Management System (GMS).
Community Oriented Policing (COPS)
The Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) received $1 billion of the Federal aid issued through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The COPS Office was created through the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. The mission of the COPS Office is to advance the practice of community policing as an effective strategy to improve public safety. Moving from a reactive to proactive role, community policing represents a shift from more traditional law enforcement practices.
The Act provides funding to the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) in the form of grants for hiring, as well as rehiring, additional career law enforcement officers. CHRP grants will provide 100 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for 3 years (36 months) for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions or for rehired officers who have been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off on a future date, as a result of local budget cuts. There is no cap on the number of positions an agency may request, but funds are limited to available funding.
Status of KDPS ARRA Projects
U.S. Department of Energy
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)
The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program enables
eligible entities to create and implement strategies to:
- Reduce fossil fuel emissions in a manner that is environmentally sustainable and, to the maximum extent practicable, maximizes benefits for local and regional communities;
- Reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; and
- Improve energy efficiency in the building sector, the transportation sector, and other appropriate sectors.
Entities are to develop initiatives and projects that address one or more of the provided objectives in a manner that is of maximum benefit over time in terms of energy and emission reductions for the community of that entity.
U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Transit Administration
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) supports locally planned and operated public mass transit systems throughout the United States. FTA funding opportunities assist entities with projects such as the construction of commuter rail, light rail, heavy rail, bus rapid transit, streetcar, etc. FTA programs provide transit systems the resources to reduce energy consumption, purchase equipment, modify facilities, and conduct other capital investments for mass transit.
Federal Highway Administration
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funding opportunities are to be used for state, local governments, and transit agencies for surface transportation projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or region. Funding will be used for improvements to roads, bridges, pedestrian/bike facilities, carpool lots, safety projects, storm water, rail, port investments, streetscapes, Intelligent Transportation Systems, as well as highway projects.