04-0233R

RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THE CITY'S COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM AND SUPPORTING ITS CONTINUED FUNDING.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

WHEREAS, the day of April 16, 2004, has been designated as Community Development Day, Duluth, MN in which Duluth is a participant in the Community development block grant program which funds a myriad of public facility improvements, public social services, economic development, and housing programs in this community, and

WHEREAS, in the city of Duluth and in communities throughout the nation the community development block grant program funding has developed a strong network of relationships between local government, residents and the many nonprofit agencies that provide services and help make possible our commitment to those neighborhoods, and

WHEREAS, the city of Duluth recognizes that the community development block grant program is a partnership of federal, state, and local government, business, non-profit and community efforts, and that the services funded by the federal CDBG program, administered by the local government and often delivered by local non-profit organizations, relies heavily on the dedication of and good will of our combined efforts;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that on Community Development Day 2004, the city of Duluth will give special thanks and recognition to all participants whose hard work and devotion to the neighborhood and their low- and moderate-income residents that help insure the quality and effectiveness of the community development block grant program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth, along with the service providers and others whose names are appended to this resolution, hereby petition the U.S. Congress and administration to recognize the outstanding work being done locally and nationally by the community development block grant program, and of its vital importance to the community and to the people who live in its lower income neighborhoods.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be conveyed to the appropriate elected and appointed officials of the federal government and that the city of Duluth, and all of it's non-profit service providers, be added to the roll of those committed to the preservation and full funding of the community development block grant program and maintenance of its essential features over the course of the next session of Congress.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution is to recognize and celebrate the important accomplishments of the city's community development block grant program and support its continued funding by the Federal Government.

The following list of organizations and projects are part of the 2004 city of Duluth community development block grant program.

Housing

Affordable Homeownership Services - NHS

HOPE VI Individual Development Accounts - Community Action Duluth

Duluth Property Rehabilitation Program - NRA/NCLT

Duluth Weatherization Program - AEOA

City Homes Phase III - NCLT

Economic Development

Harbor View Youth Employment Program - Copeland CC

Business Planning Assistance - Project SOAR

Career Development - Project SOAR

Small Business Revolving Loan Fund - North Star CDC

Opportunities Cooking - Damiano Center

Microenterprise Development - Northeast Entrepreneur Fund

Women in Construction - WTHC

CHUMWorks - CHUMWorks, Inc.

Acquisition and Demolition - CD Division

Public Facility Improvements

Restroom Accessibility Project - Damiano Center

Downtown Accessibility - Phase II People with Disabilities

Citywide Street Program - Assessor's Division

Morgan Park Street Improvements - Phase I

City Homes - Phase III - (Infrastructure) - NCLT

Public Services

Duluth Hunger Project - CHUM

Primary Health Care for Low-Income People - Lake Superior CHC

Money Management Program - The Salvation Army

Ready to Rent Tenant Certification Program - HAC

Fair Housing - HAC

Youth Center - Life House

Shelter Program - Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women

Family Transitional Housing - The Salvation Army

Veterans Outreach North - Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans

Transitional Housing - WTHC

Lincoln Park Education and Enrichment Program - Boys & Girls Club

Harbor View After School and Summer Program - Copeland CC

Out of School Youth Enrichment Program - Grant Collaborative

Washington Center - Neighborhood Youth Services

Youth Program Expansion - Valley Youth Center

Mentor Duluth - YMCA

Girl Power! - YWCA