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File #: 0384-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/8/2017 In control: Small & Minority Business Development Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into various contracts for the development and strengthening of neighborhood business organizations as part of the Neighborhood Economic Development Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $72,000.00 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($72,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0384-2017 2017 CDBG NEDF
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with various neighborhood business organizations in the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) Program areas throughout Columbus. The total amount of these contracts is $72,000.

The Neighborhood Economic Development Fund (NEDF) provides a funding source that enables business organizations to develop and implement economic development projects as an additional stimulus for the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) Program. Funded projects must address only NCR district needs and cannot duplicate other available programs/services.

This legislation authorizes the expenditure of $72,000 for the above referenced purpose.

Emergency action is necessary to allow the neighborhood business organizations to continue providing services to the business community without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for the Neighborhood Economic Development Fund will consist of $72,000 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into various contracts for the development and strengthening of neighborhood business organizations as part of the Neighborhood Economic Development Fund; to authorize the expenditure of $72,000.00 from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund Budget; and to declare an emergency. ($72,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, the City of Columbus established the Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization (NCR) Program in 1981; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Development wishes to provide a funding source, as an additional stimulus to the NCR program, to enable business organizations to develop and implement economic development projects; and

WHEREAS, additional support to neighborhood business groups is necessary to expand their scope of promotional, organizational and business investment in the NCR areas; and

WHEREAS, active neighborhood b...

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