CDBG Annual Allocation Committee 2010-2011

March 22, 2010

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Agenda
Committee’s Funding Recommendations 2010-2011
Committee Members
CDBG Annual Funding Cycle
Final CDBG Allocations 2009-2010
Follow Up Questions
Meeting Schedule
Meeting Notes

The City of Portland receives approximately $2.1 million annually of federal funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Community Development Block Grant. The CDBG Annual Allocation Committee’s task is to make funding recommendations for the allocation of CDBG resources. They are responsible for thoroughly reviewing and scoring each funding application based upon identified priorities and agreed upon scoring criteria. As a result of deliberation and scoring, they will make recommendations for resource allocations to the City Manager and to the City Council, both in writing and in person at a scheduled Council Meeting. Members serve 1-3 year terms.

Committee Members

Annette Rogers, Chair
Frank Gallagher
Rhonda Juneau
Lori Nichols
Michael Ouellet
Dominic Suru
Victoria Szatkowski

Committee’s Funding Recommendations 2010-2011

CDBG Annual Allocation Committee of 2010 Letter

CDBG Scores, Recommendations and Allocations

Development Actives

Social Services

Meeting Schedule

November 12, 12:00-2:00 pm State of Maine Room
December 10, 12:00-2:00 pm State of Maine Room
December 17, 12:00-2:00 pm Room 209
January 7, 12:00-2:00 pm Room 209
January 13, 12:00-2:00 pm State of Maine room
January 22, 12:00-2:00 pm Room 209
February 5, 12:00-2:00 pm Room 209
February 19, 12:00-2:00 pm Room 209
March 8, 5:00-7:00 pm City Council Workshop, Council Chambers
March 22, 7:00-9:00 pm City Council Meeting, Council Chambers

CDBG Annual Funding Cycle

July 1, 2010 to
June 30, 2011
CDBG Program Year 2010-2011
October 7, 2009 Informational Meeting for Interested Applicants
6:00 pm Council Chambers, City Hall, 389 Congress Street
October 14, 2009 Application for CDBG Funds is available
October 22, 2009 Mandatory Applicants Meeting
6:00pm State of Maine Room, City Hall, 389 Congress Street
November 17, 2009 3:00 pm Development Activities Application is DUE
Please submit your final application before 3:00pm Room 312 City Hall
December 8, 2009 3:00 pm Social Service Application is DUE
Please submit your final application before 3:00pm Room 312 City Hall
January – February 2010 CDBG Annual Allocation Committee reviews applications
March 2010 CDBG Annual Allocation Committee recommends funding allocations to the City Manager and City Council
March 8 & 22, 2010 CDBG Public Hearing with the Portland City Council. Final funding allocations are determined.
May 15, 2010 Annual Action Plan is submitted to HUD for FY2009-2010
July 1, 2010 Programs and Projects may begin

Follow Up Questions

Development Activities

Social Service Basic Needs
Social Service Housing and Work & Shop
Social Services Safe Neighborhoods

Meeting Notes

March 22, 2010
  Allocation Committee Meeting Tuesday March 16, 2010
  Memo 3/19/2010: CDBG Allocation Committee Recommendation After Reconsideration
  CDBG Scores, Recommendations and Allocations: CDBG 1 Scenario Flat75
  CDBG Scores, Recommendations: City Manager Recommendations and City Council Allocations
January 22, 2010 December 17, 2009
January 13, 2010 December 10, 2009
January 7, 2010 November 12, 2009

Contact Us

For more information see the Community Development website:
http://www.portlandmaine.gov/planning/commdev.asp
Or contact Housing and Neighborhood Services Division
Room 312, Portland City Hall, 874-8731

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Would you like a METRO RATE HIKE? …attend public hearings!

February 8, 2010

METRO Riders Network – http://metroriders.wordpress.com

Here’s a message from the The League:

And when you’re finished making your voices heard about non-citizen voting rights, go down the hall to the State of Maine Room for more social-justice fun at the METRO public hearing, starting at 7:00pm!

If you ride the bus on a regular basis, rely on the monthly pass to get where you need to go, or you have been considering buying that monthly pass, you should absolutely be at this meeting. Due to budget cuts, METRO is facing some really difficult decisions, and they’re considering raising their fares.

What does that mean?

Single fare would increase from $1.25 to $1.50 (20% increase)

10-ride fare would increase from $11 to $14 (27% increase)

Monthly fare would increase from $37.50 to $45 (20% increase)

If this impacts you or you think it might in the future, now is the time to speak up. We want the METRO Board to think outside the box and come up with creative ways for METRO to decrease spending without having to increase their monthly pass. Because increasing fares is likely to decrease bus use, the METRO is potentially shooting itself in the foot. The Board should decrease the fare for monthly passes to increase ridership.

They will be voting on this on Thursday, February 24, 2010, so there is no time to waste!

Hope to see you there!

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Here are some links from:

METRO Riders Network – http://metroriders.wordpress.com

METRO Board   NEXT MEETING

METRO Board – COMMITTEES

METRO Board – CONTACTS


Get R.A.D.: RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE TRAINING

February 8, 2010

The Portland Police Department is pleased to be hosting another R.A.D. Training class in February 2010. R.A.D provides women with the tools they need both to avoid dangerous situations and to escape from them. It is specifically designed to help women survive situa-tions in which their lives are in jeopardy. This course is open to all women in the Greater Portland area who would like to develop real life defensive tools and tactics. The Basic Self-Defense Course consists of 5 three-hour classes (Feb 2,4,9, and 11, from 6 – 9pm, and Feb 13 from 8am to 12noon). All classes must be attended to complete the course. Classes will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle Street. The course donation is $25, which will help support the Amy St. Laurent Foundation which sponsors these classes. To sign up for this class or receive more information, please contact 756-8643 or e-mail, ppdrad@portland maine.gov.


Neighbors Network NEWS – October 2008

October 4, 2008

To find a copy of the Neighbors Network NEWS  look for it at over 150 locations throughout Portland or CLICK HERE.

Do you have some news your neighbors can use? 

Please send it in to: info@neighborsnet.org   Thanks!

Neighbors Network NEWS - October 2008

Neighbors Network NEWS - October 2008


Neighbors Network NEWS – September 2008

September 5, 2008

To find a copy of the Neighbors Network NEWS  look for it at over 150 locations throughout Portland or CLICK HERE.

Do you have some news your neighbors can use? 

Please send it in to: info@neighborsnet.org   Thanks!

Neighbors Network NEWS - September 2008

Neighbors Network NEWS - September 2008


Kennedy Park neighbors meet about public safety

August 29, 2008
Kennedy Park neighbors meet about public safety

Kennedy Park neighbors meet about public safety

August 28, 2008

KENNEDY PARK – A group of people met in the community center at 58 Boyd Street in Kennedy Park.  There were 3 Portland police officers, several Portland Housing Authority officials, three translators (Somali, Arabic, Acholi), 1 City Councilor (Kevin Donoghue-District 1) and  reperesentatives of several local community organizations – The Root Cellar, Casey Family Services, Headstart, East Bayside Neighborhood Organization, – but most were concerned neighbors and parents who want to take back their neighborhood from the violence and chaos that descends on them from other places.

Drugs, kids running wild at all hours – literally, and, most recently, murder.  The residents have had it are organizing to take matters into their own hands.  Far from vigilantes, they are neighbors who know that the solution is neighborhood and neighbors helping neighbors.

Portland Police, though clearly deeply committed, explained their limitations due to short staffing (14 less than last year) and made suggestions on how best to use them as a resource: 

  • * call, call, call (if people do not call then they cannot respond)
  • * provide them with information: names, descriptions, license plates, etc.
  • * talk with them to help them keep the pulse of the neighborhood

Councilor Donahue committed to getting funding for a Community Policing Center at Kennedy Park.

Portland Housing Authority committed to:

  • * space for the Community Policing Center
  • * security cameras
  • * working with residents to develop & implement their ideas

Everyone seemed to feel heard, encouraged by the meeting, and hopeful about continuing this effort into the future.

 

 

 

– By Ed Democracy, Neighbors Network NEWS


Neighbors Network NEWS-August 2008

July 25, 2008

To find a copy of the Inaugural Issue of the Neighbors Network NEWS  look for it at over 100 locations throughout Portland or CLICK HERE.

Do you have some news your neighbors can use? 

Please send it in to: info@neighborsnet.org   Thanks!

Neighbors Network NEWS - August 2008

Neighbors Network NEWS - August 2008