Community Development

November 4, 2022

PY47 2021 CAPER DRAFT


NOTICE REGARDING THE CITY OF NORWICH’S
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT

The City of Norwich will submit its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 2021-22 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on November 29, 2022.  The CAPER provides financial and operational information on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) activities and reviews a broad range of other housing, community and economic development activities for the period of September 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.  The purpose of this notice is to make the CAPER report available for public comment.

 The CAPER is available for public review at the Community Development Office, and the City Clerk’s Office beginning November 4, 2022 through November 20, 2022, and citizens are invited and encouraged to provide comments.  The CAPER will also be available on the City’s website www.norwichct.org.

 Written comments regarding these CDBG activities and the CAPER will be accepted through 3:00 pm on November 20, 2022, by e-mail at sphelps@cityofnorwich.org or at the City of Norwich Community Development Office 23 Union St Norwich CT 06360

 The City of Norwich does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability and adheres to federal regulations with regard to affirmative action, fair housing and equal employment opportunities

July 15, 2022

2022-2023 PY48 DRAFT AAP

CITY OF NORWICH

Notice of Availability for Public Comment

Proposed Action Plan for Program Year 2022

(2022-2023)

 

The Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC), a citizen advisory group that makes recommendations to the Office of Community Development and the City Council has voted to fund the following projects for the upcoming program year 2022.  These recommendations address the priorities of the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, as referenced in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, which is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

 

The Council of the City of Norwich held a public hearing regarding the recommendations on June 20th, 2022 at 7:30 PM in council chambers.  The following allocations have been based on estimated funds available totaling $1,118,685.08. The proposed projects are listed below:

 

Public Services: 

Children in Placement - GAL             $20,000.00           Safe Futures - VALE                           $15,000.00 

Thames River Family Program          $20,000.00           Madonna Place                                     $15,000.00 

IASC                                                      $7,000.00              TVCCA Home Again                         $20,000.00 

OIC of NL County                               $15,000.00           NHS - Norwich Works                        $60,000.00 

 

Public Facility Needs/Improvements/Non-Public Service

Prospect St Sidewalks – DPW                                           $182,843.08          

Columbus Park Fence Replacement - DPW                   $84,700.00

Norwich Recreation – Taftville Walking Track             $37,974.00

Norwich Recreation - Lake Street Court & Parking      $97,322.00

Rosewood Manor Roofs Phase II – NHA                       $150,000.00

 

Rehabilitation and Preservation

CD Office/Property Rehabilitation – Project delivery for the rehabilitation of substandard housing, including addressing safety and code compliance - $225,000.00

Planning and Administration

Community Development Administration - $168,840.00

 

Proposed Annual Action Plan Availability and Public Comment Period:

The CDAC held four public meetings/hearings on 4/11/22, 4/19/22, 4/26/22 and 5/27/22 which included a vote on the allocation. These recommendations and the Annual Action Plan are available for review and public comment for a 30-day period beginning July 16, 2022 & ending August 15, 2022. Copies of the plan are available at the following locations:

  • Online at www.cityofnorwich.org
  • City Hall 100 Broadway Norwich, CT Office of the City Manager, Office of the City Clerk & Norwich Human Services
  • Community Development Office, 23 Union Street, Norwich CT
  • Norwich Housing Authority, 10 Westwood Park, Norwich CT

 

All comments should be submitted by 4:00 PM August 15, 2022 to the Community Development Office, 23 Union Street, Norwich, CT 06360, or e-mailed to Tianne Curtis at TCurtis@cityofnorwich.org  All comments received by that time will be taken into consideration. 



June 6, 2022

WHEREAS, the City of Norwich is an entitlement community receiving U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars of $844,233; $15,000 anticipated return of loan (administration) for program year (PY) 2022; and Recapture Funds PY18 NCDC Signage $30,000, Sidewalks $39,528.53, PY 47 CDBG-CV Small Business Assistance $169,091.55 total recaptured ($274,452.08); and

 WHEREAS, the Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC) has held public meetings and voted on their recommendations for CDBG allocations in the month of May; and

 WHEREAS, the allocation process is subject to a 30-day comment period prior to being placed into effect and the Council of the City of Norwich must hold a public hearing regarding the recommendations prior to the final vote on the allocation.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NORWICH that the Council shall and hereby does schedule a public hearing to be held at 7:30 p.m. during the June 20, 2022 Council meeting on the subject of Community Development Block Grant allocation recommendations for PY 2022.PY48 COUNCIL REF

February 24, 2022
Applications Received for the PY48 2022-2023 Program Year

January 12, 2022   Press Release

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS  CITY OF NORWICH
Community Development Block Grant (2022-2023)

 The City of Norwich Office of Community Development is accepting Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for Program Year 48 (9/1/22 –8/31/2023).  Preliminary estimates of funding have not yet been provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The anticipated amount will be approximately $876,317.  Funding is available for activities that are in-line with the National Objectives of CDBG and assist in achieving the overall goals set forth in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan (program guidelines) as categorized below: 

“Provide Decent Affordable Housing”

  • Programs that increase home ownership opportunities as well as promote code improvement and energy efficient housing

“Create a Suitable Living Environment”

  • Activities addressing quality of life issues that improve infrastructure, encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community on a city-wide scale

“Expand Economic Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents”

  • Proposals that provide a measurable increase in job creation through business retention/expansion/creation 
  • Proposals that will create an improved skill set and result in direct employment or business creation 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday February 10, 2022 at the Community Development Office, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT.  Applicants are to submit 1 (one) original and 9 (nine) copies of the application and financials AND one (1) electronic version of their application.   Copies must be double sided and be on pre-punched, 3-hole paper.  Please note that there are 2 different applications. The “Public Service” version should be used for programs benefiting low to moderate-income clientele. The “Non-Public Service” version should be used for public facilities improvements, economic development, rehabilitation and preservation activities whose service population is low to moderate-income clientele. 

 Applications and program guidelines are available at the Office of Community Development, 23 Union St., Norwich, CT or online at http://www.norwichct.org/216/Community-Development

We reserve the right to refuse applications that are incomplete and/or do not include necessary documentation.  Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

 Draft PY46 CAPER
October 25th, 2021 Press Release

NOTICE REGARDING THE CITY OF NORWICH’S

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT

CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL PERFORMANCE AND EVALUATION REPORT

 

The City of Norwich will submit its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) PY46 2020-21 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER) to the Department of Housing and Urban Development on November 29, 2021.  The CAPER provides financial and operational information on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and CV activities and reviews a broad range of other housing, community and economic development activities for the period of September 1, 2020 through August 31, 2021.  The purpose of this notice is to make the CAPER report available for public comment.

 

The CAPER is available for public review at the Community Development Office, Otis Public Library and the City Clerk’s Office beginning October 25, 2021 through November 15, 2021, and citizens are invited and encouraged to provide comments.  The CAPER will also be available on the City’s website www.norwichct.org

 

Written comments regarding these CDBG/CV activities and the CAPER will be accepted through 3:00 pm on November 15, 2021, by e-mail at kcrees@cityofnorwich.org or at the City of Norwich Community Development Office 23 Union St. Norwich CT 06360

 

The City of Norwich does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion or disability and adheres to federal regulations with regard to affirmative action, fair housing and equal employment opportunities.

Mission

The department contributes to the overall economic and community development of the City of Norwich through administering and creating programs that, among other activities, benefit low and moderate-income residents.

The Department of Community Development contributes to Norwich development by investing in infrastructure and revitalization projects. The department simultaneously assists individual residents by administering programs that foster financial stability.  The department seeks to make investments based on the Five-Year Consolidated Plan as categorized below:

Provide Decent Affordable Housing

  • Programs that increase homeownership opportunities as well as promote code improvement and energy efficient housing

Create a Suitable Living Environment

  • Activities addressing quality of life issues that encourage collaboration and foster a sense of community on a city-wide scale

Expand Economic Opportunities for Low-to-Moderate Income Residents

  • Proposals that provide a measurable increase in job creation through business retention/expansion/creation
  • Proposals that will create an improved skill set and result in direct employment or business creation