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CDBG Disaster Funds Used for Housing, Redevelopment
Minot, ND officials are preparing to use $67.5 million in CDBG Disaster Recovery money to build new infrastructure and housing developments, while providing funding for downtown revitalization. The city received the funds after thousands of homes were damaged in 2011 when the Souris River flooded....
posted 8/28/12 4:26 PM read complete story
Indian CDBG Grant Applications Triple Awards
HUD received nearly three times the number of applications it was able to fund in the latest round of Indian Community Development Block Grant (ICDBG) awards for FY 2012. HUD officials tell us the agency received 220 applications seeking more than $157 million. It funded 76 projects worth a total of...
posted 5/8/12 1:30 PM read complete story
Minot, ND Seeks Consultant to Manage CDBG Disaster Funds
The City of Minot, ND seeks a consultant with experience in managing Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) funds to help it recover from major damages caused by flooding in 2011. Those interested should apply no later than 11 a.m. CT, April 10. City Finance Director Cindy He...
posted 3/6/12 12:32 AM read complete story
$6 Million in Tribal Security Grant Funds Available
The Department of Homeland Security is making available $6 million through the FY 2012 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP). DHS expects to make 15 awards to help tribes prepare for and prevent terrorist attacks. A May 4 application deadline. Eligible tribes must have jurisdictions of at ...
posted 2/21/12 10:19 AM read complete story
Ruling Clears Way for MN Housing Law Challenge
The Minnesota State Supreme Court clears the way for a final decision in a property rights case Robert McCaughtry, et al. v. City of Red Wing that will settle whether the state's rental inspection laws are constitutional. Nine landlords and two tenants, backed by the Virginia-based public interest ...
posted 12/28/11 3:34 PM read complete story
(CREDITS) New Markets Tax Credits Finance Rehab of School Building
New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) are helping finance major rehabilitation and expansion of a Shannon County (SD) School District building that will be used as a K-8 tribal public school. Citi Community Capital, the community development lending and investment arm of international financial conglomera...
posted 6/24/11 3:07 PM read complete story
(GRANTS) $135,000 Available for Small Business Transportation Resource Center
Transportation Dept. officials are seeking applications from stakeholders in six states for a single $135,000 grant award from the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC) Program. The program recipients ultimately provide technical aid and training to businesses owned by minorities, wo...
posted 5/31/11 3:47 PM read complete story
(STATES) MN Supreme Court to Hear Potential Landmark Property Rights Case
Minnesota's Supreme Court agrees to hear a case property rights advocates say will determine when and how citizens can challenge rental inspection laws being enforced by cities nationwide. The decision by the state's highest court to hear the case -- Robert McCaughtry, et al. v. City of Red Wing --...
posted 12/28/10 11:03 AM read complete story
(HOUSE) Ellison Offers Bill to Reform HUD's PETRA Plans
Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sponsors legislation aimed at getting a skeptical Congress to authorize HUD's stalled efforts to preserve and transform public housing programs. Ellison's bill is an effort to mollify congressional angst over HUD's initial crack at the proposed Preservation, Enhancement &a...
posted 11/12/10 3:52 PM read complete story
(GRANTS) Twin Cities' Council Prior Efforts Built to Win Sustainable Communities Planning Grant
If luck is where preparation meets opportunity, then count the North St. Paul, MN-based Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) among the fortunate. The MPC was more than prepared to be the recipient of HUD's largest award -- $5 million -- in the recent Sustainable Communities Planning Grant allocation....
posted 10/20/10 10:33 AM read complete story