Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CDBG Social Services Funding

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Provo Municipal City Council will shortly meet with citizen volunteers to determine how to distribute funds from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the fiscal year 2013-2014. It is projected that an estimated $70,000 will be available for social services programs.

As part of this effort, the Council is open to public input and comment through the Council blog, contacting Council members directly, or leaving comments with staff.  Council members’ contact information can be found at the following link: Provo City Council Contact Information

Provo City Council would also like to express its sincere appreciation for the past support of the Mayor and members of the council for the social services programs located in the city.

Since deciding how to use funds from the CDBG is a difficult process which contains many competing needs in our community and limited resources, Provo City Council utilizes the assistance of the Social Services Funding Committee, which considers the following questions when making recommendations for funding allocation:

1)      Clientele served
a.       Uniqueness
b.      Duplication
2)      Carryover of unexpended funds
3)      Duplication of services
4)      Prioritized funds going directly to client serves, and program delivery versus personnel costs
5)      Participant contributions to agency or program costs
6)      Funding history
7)      Plans to reduce dependency on CDBG funding
8)      Reports following agency visits (Most agencies were visited)

Additionally, three agencies requesting funds are influenced by the following factors which will significantly impact funding recommendations:

1.      Children’s Justice
·         Currently has a balance of $80,000 in unexpended funds.
o    Consequently, reduced funding.
2.      Victim’s Assistance
·         Currently has a balance of $26,000, $27,000 in unexpended funds. 
o   Consequently, reduced funding.
3.      Boy Scouts of America
·         Accesses fund raising options that are not available to other agencies and programs.
            4.  Agencies which contain duplication of services which could affect funding:
·         Affiliated Treatment Center
·         Center for Women and Children
·         Family support and Treatment

More information about CDBG may be found on the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website here.


Social Services Funding Committee

Program
Type*
Purpose

Request
Recommendation
ET
Staffing costs associated with job training for individuals on Social Security
$15,000
$2,000
Affiliated Treatment Center, LLC
Y & AB
Provide free therapy to adults and children who are victims of violence
$12,000
$3,000
Y & AB
Provide camping scholarships to low and moderate-income youth in Provo

$10,000
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Y & AB
Personnel to provide ongoing support services to victims and families of domestic violence and rape.
$25,000
$13,500
ET
Education and services for low-income ethnic community members through Community Resource Program
$10,000
$1,000
HN
Improve access to medical and dental care for uninsured Utah County Residents
$10,000
$2,000
ESOL Adult Program
ET
Help non-English speaking LMI residents develop proficiency in the English language
$10,000
$2,000
Y & AB
Therapy and intervention for children and families in Provo who have experienced or at risk of experiencing abuse or neglect.
$20,000
$10,000
Y & AB
Clinical, counseling and direct treatment for Provo residents who are LMI children / families who are victims of physical or sexual abuse.
$35,000
$5,000
H
Costs associated with providing meal services to LMI individuals
$7,500
$3,000
SA
Salary and benefits for Provo House of Hope Children’s Program Supervisor
$10,000
$3,000
HN
Provide discounted medical, dental and mental health care to LMI Provo Residents
$15,000
$8,000
ET
Staff tutoring labs two or three times a night
$10,000
$3,000
Y & AB
Staffing, materials and supplies for victims of violent crimes who are LMI residents
$19,320
$1,000
D
Educational, living skills, recreational and training programs for mentally and physically disabled Provo residents.
$22,975
$12,500
E, Y & AB, HN, SA
Utah County Crisis Line: Delivery and operational costs of the crisis intervention line.
$5,000
$1,000

Total
$70,000

* E = Elderly, D = Disabled, Y & AB = Youth & Abused Persons, H = Homeless Individuals/Families, HN = Health Needs, CP = Crime Prevention, SA = Substance Abuse, ET = Employment Training.


To see a copy of the notice and eligible funding activities visit the following link: City of Provo Notice of Funds Available.