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All programs funded with Recovery funds in the City of Greensboro and the disposition of those funds are listed below.
Also, visit the City's procurement Web site for a full list of bid opportunities currently available and the City's Job Board Web site for available ARRA-funded positions (click on the down arrow in the gray bar and select Temporary, then Go).

Economic & Community Development

Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Total Funds Received - $3,275,000

Funds Remaining - 0 - Subcontracting opportunities will come available. Check below for more information.

Created with the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) provides 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. NSP provides grants to purchase foreclosed or abandoned homes and to rehabilitate, resell, or redevelop these homes in order to stabilize neighborhoods and stem the decline of house values of neighboring homes.

City Program: Neighborhood Stabilization Program
Deadline: Housing and Community Development obligated all Neighborhood Stabilization Program project funding by August 10, 2010. 
Amount Awarded : $3,275,000 is currently obligated for uses associated with the acquisition, rehabilitation or reuse of specific properties through 10 property purchase contracts, 4 major service contracts, 3 development agreements, and 5% program administration.
Contact: Cyndi Blue, Senior Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-433-7376

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Grant Fund

For homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities. Specifically, the funds can be used for short-term or medium-term rental assistance, housing relocations, and stabilization services (including housing search, mediation, outreach to property owners, credit repair, security or utility deposits, utility payments, rental assistance for a final month at location, moving cost assistance, and case management) for homelessness prevention or rehousing to recently homeless.

City Program: This funding will be used for financial assistance and services to prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and to help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized. The funds have provided for a variety of assistance, including short-term or medium-term rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services. Funds may be used for mediation, credit counseling, security or utility deposits, utility payments, moving cost assistance, and case management. Greensboro Housing Coalition will carry out the services.
Status: This program ended on June 30, 2012. No further funding or assistance is available through this program.

Community Development Block Grant-Recovery

Total Funds Received - $510,817

Funds Remaining - $141,265

CDBG-R funds may be used to provide affordable housing, services, and jobs for the most vulnerable in our communities.

City Program: Window replacement – Fostering energy independence. New thermal windows will be installed which will also be customized for historic compliance. This is considered a green retrofitting, which will lower operations cost for "Hospitality House" a nonprofit homeless facility. Five temporary construction jobs have been created.
Deadline: Funding has been awarded. Project is underway.
Amount Awarded: $23,000
Grant Recipient Beloved Community Center/Hospitality House Contact: Joyce Johnson - Jubilee Institute Director
Contact: Stefan-leih Geary , Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-412-6300

 City Program: Woodmere Park ADA ramp compliance Infrastructure Improvement - directed to the removal of material barriers that restrict the mobility and accessibility of elderly or severely disabled persons to public park. Up to 3 jobs retained.
Deadline: Project cancelled.
Amount Awarded: $0
Grant Recipient: Woodmere Park ADA ramp compliance Contact: Brooks Mullane, Supervisor, Landscape Maintenance, Parks and Rec. http://207.97.249.82/gsorecovery/images/phone-icon.jpg 336-373-5868
Contact: Jeff Sovich, Senior Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2211

City Program: Urgent Repair -12 low income homeowners have had their housing improved. Home repairs including weatherization, energy efficiency, and green techniques when possible. One job was created.
Deadline: Funding has been awarded. Project is underway.
Amount Awarded: $78,000
Grant Recipient: Housing Greensboro Contact: Gene Brown, Ex. Director 336-232-0142
Contact: Barbara Harris Planner, Housing & Community Development 336-373-2509

City Program: Mini Repair - 23 low income homeowners have had their housing repaired. This will prevent further deterioration of the local housing stock. One job was created.
Deadline: Funding has been awarded. Project is underway.
Amount Awarded: $25,000
Grant Recipient: Housing Greensboro Contact: Gene Brown, Ex. Director 336-232-0142
Contact: Barbara Harris Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2509

City Program: Rental Housing Rehabilitation - 108 affordable rental units will have a substantial rehabilitation project completed by CDBG-R funds. Energy efficiency (windows and insulation) has been a primary goal of the larger project. Construction jobs will be retained.
Deadline: Funding to be allocated.
Amount Awarded: $0
Grant Recipient: JT Hairston Memorial Apartments Contact: Scott Neely 704-924-8171 (O) 704-657-6060 (M)
Contact: Cyndi Blue Senior Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-433-7376

City Program: Rental Housing Rehabilitation - 6 affordable rental units will be acquired with CDBG-R funds for substantial rehabilitation. Energy efficiency and job retention/creation will be the primary benefits.
Deadline: Funding has been awarded.
Amount Awarded: $50,000
Grant Recipient: Partnership Homes - 214 English
Contact: Dyan Arkin Senior Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-433-7377

City Program: Energy Retrofit Program - 3 jobs were created to provide low-income homeowners and renters with energy efficient/green-influenced upfits. The purpose is to reduce carbon emissions and to reduce low-income household utility costs in 50 homes.
Deadline: Funding has been awarded. Project is underway.
Amount Awarded: $104,371
Grant Recipient: Enpulse Energy Conservation Contact: Derrick Giles 336-370-1088
Contact:

Barbara Harris Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2509

City Program: Horticulture Job Training Program Infrastructure - Walking/exercise trail. A low income neighborhood will benefit from the construction of a connected circular walking trail. Jobs will be retained by the company that constructs the trail.

Deadline: Funding has been awarded. Project is underway.
Amount Awarded: $38,100
Grant Recipient: Contact: Dale Tonkins 336-697-1994
Contact: Russ Clegg Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2211

Workforce Investment Act Funding

Total Funds Received - $2,858,529

Funds Remaining - Obligated

For Adult training and employment and youth employment.

City Program: Summer Youth Enrichment Program (age 15-18)
Deadline: There are currently no opportunities available.
Amount Awarded: Services provided to individuals as needs are identified.
Contact: Steve Jones, Assistant Director, Training & Employment Services 336-373-3001

City Program: Young Adult (age 19-24) Employability Program
Deadline: There are currently no opportunities available.
Amount Awarded: Services provided to individuals as needs are identified.
Contact: Steve Jones, Assistant Director, Training & Employment Services 336-373-3001

 City Program: Adult Skills Training and Employability Programs
Deadline: There are currently no opportunities available.
Amount Awarded: Services provided to individuals as needs are identified.
Contact: Steve Jones, Assistant Director, Training & Employment Services 336-373-3001

City Program: Dislocated Worker Skills Training, Re-training, and Employability Programs         
Deadline: There are currently no opportunities available.
Amount Awarded: Services provided to individuals as needs are identified.
Contact: Steve Jones, Assistant Director, Training & Employment Services 336-373-3001

Environmental Protection

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Competitive Block Grant

For federal grants to units of local government, Indian tribes, and states to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and for improvements in energy efficiency. Eligible projects may achieve the following goals: reduction of fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities, reduce total energy use, or improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building and other sectors.

Total Funds Received - $5,000,000

Funds Remaining - $5,000,000

City Program:

Energy Efficiency as a Pathway to Community Health and Wealth will train people to obtain green jobs and reach out to about 40 neighborhoods in East Greensboro to undertake energy efficiency improvements on up to 3,600 buildings, including residences, small businesses, and institutional/industrial facilities. Outreach begins in fall 2010 to property owners, contractors, and the people looking to expand their employment skills. The program is designed to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, create or retain jobs, and increase investment opportunities.

Deadline: .
Amount Awarded:  
Contact: Barbara Harris Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2509
Request for Qualifications & Quotes:

Community Outreach Contract for BetterBuildings Program
Visit www.greensboro-nc.gov/BetterBuildings for a program application or call 336-373-CITY (2489).

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant

For federal grants to units of local government, Indian tribes, and states to reduce energy use and fossil fuel emissions, and for improvements in energy efficiency. Eligible projects may achieve the following goals: reduction of fossil fuel emissions created as a result of activities within the jurisdictions of eligible entities, reduce total energy use, or improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other sectors.

Total Funds Received - $2,554,000

Funds Remaining - $2,421,292

City Program: Various energy efficiency and conservation programs for City government and the community are eligible uses of the funds. Read more about approved activities.
Deadline: Contract was awarded to the Brendal Group for the development of a Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy. Projects are underway.
Amount Awarded: $132,708
Contact: Sue Schwartz, Director, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2149

Brownfield Community-Wide Assessment Grant Program

Total Funds Received - $400,000

Funds Remaining - $282,835

This is a competitive grant program allowing local governments to assist in the environmental assessment of properties that may be brownfield sites.

City Program: City Brownfield Program - This assessment grant funding will be used in conjunction with the City's EPA Revolving Loan Fund Grant Program to provide assistance to private/public property owners with both assessment and remediation costs.
Deadline: To be determined at a later date.
Amount Awarded:  $117,165
Contact: Barbara Harris, Planner, Planning & Community Development 336-373-2509

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Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative

Total Funds Received - $283,770

Funds Remaining - $0

The City of Greensboro's Equipment Services Division received notice of award to subcontract with NC Solar Center/NC State University (NCSC/CNSU) as part of the Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative, a project led by Triangle J Council of Governments with funding provided by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The goal of the program is to achieve significant reductions in fuel and emissions by supporting: (1) the increased use of alternative-fuel vehicles (AFV) and advanced technology vehicles and (2) installation of infrastructure necessary to directly support AFVs or advanced technology vehicles. Through this project, NCSU will subcontract with the City for the City to purchase 2 compressed natural gas (CNG) refuse trucks, 1 CNG refueling station, and 5 hybrid vehicles.

City Program:
Carolina Blue Skies and Green Jobs Initiative
Amount Awarded:
$283,770 (represents the incremental costs above the diesel equivalent)
Contact:
Steve Simpson, Equipment Services Manager, Financial and Administrative Services 336-373-2275

Weatherization Assistance Program

This program is designed to help qualified home owners and HUD and Section 8 participants receive weatherization assistance at no cost. Examples include caulking, insulating, sealing air leaks, installing vapor barriers, and replacing existing light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs. Families with incomes below 200 percent of the poverty income level are eligible for assistance. For a family of four, the maximum income level is currently $44,100.

City Program:              This is not a City program; it's administered in Guilford County by Regional Consolidated Services.

Contact:                        Regional Consolidated Services, 122 N. Elm St., Suite M-4, Greensboro, NC 27410. 336-279-8184

Byrne / JAG Grants

Total Funds Received - $949,814

Funds Remaining - $949,814

Allocated by formula to state and local law enforcement agencies to fight crime.

City Program: The Greensboro Police Department (GPD) application will request equipment. A portion of the JAG funds will be utilized to equip officers, while the remainder adds an additional 15 cruisers to GPD's fleet. This funding will help to stabilize our local government budget, in order to minimize and avoid reductions in essential services.
Deadline: To be determined at a later date.


Amount Awarded: $ 0
Contact: Courtney Hemphill, Grant Analyst, Greensboro Police Department  336-373-2350

Highway Infrastructure Investment

The highway infrastructure funding will be apportioned to states using existing formulas (50% Surface Transportation Fund state distribution formula and 50% according to the FY 2008 Obligation Limitation) with 30% of the funds within each state being suballocated under the population formulas of the STP program to Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). Funds can be used for any project eligible under the surface transportation program, passenger and freight rail, and port infrastructure. Funds cannot be used for Advance Construction.

Total Funds Received - $6,316,079

Funds Remaining - $ 0

City Program: Lake Jeanette Road, Roadway and Sidewalk Improvements
Deadline: Funding has been awarded


Amount Awarded: $3,168,674
Contact: Donald L. Saintsing, Technical Reviewer, Engineering & Inspections 336-373-7966

City Program: South Elm-Eugene Street, Roadway Improvements
Deadline: Funding has been awarded.


Amount Awarded: $1,645,515
Contact: Donald L. Saintsing, Technical Reviewer, Engineering & Inspections 336-373-7966

City Program: The resurfacing of various streets
Deadline: Funding has been awarded.


Amount Awarded: $1,501,890
Contact: Donald L. Saintsing, Technical Reviewer, Engineering & Inspections 336-373-7966

Transit Infrastructure Investment

Total Funds Received - $5,455,967

Funds Remaining - $ 0

City Program: GTA operations and maintenance facility
Deadline: Funding has been awarded.
Amount Awarded: $5,455,967
Contact: Elizabeth G. James, Public Transportation Division Manager 336-373-2820


 


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