The Division of Grants and Special Programs plans and manages all Urban County Government grants and works with the public and private sectors in preparing grant applications for submission to state and federal agencies.
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If you desire additional information, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington KY 40507 or by phone at (859) 258-3070.
NOTICE OF PUBLICATION OF DRAFT 2016 CONSOLIDATED
ONE-YEAR ACTION PLAN
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
(LFUCG) announces that the 2016 Consolidated Plan one-year draft Action Plan is
available for review by citizens, public agencies, and other interested
parties. The purpose of the Consolidated
Plan is to serve as a planning document for the LFUCG's participation in the
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's community planning and
development programs. The overall goal
of these programs is to develop viable urban communities by providing decent
housing and a suitable living environment and expanding economic opportunities
for low and moderate-income persons.
The 2016 Action Plan is a one-year plan
that provides for the allocation of federal funding from the Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in the amount of $2,073,408, program income from the CDBG program
in the amount of $150,000; federal funding in the amount of $960,119 from the
HOME Investment Partnerships program, $206,027 in local cash match for the HOME
program, $180,000 program income from the HOME Program; and $184,355 in federal
funding from the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program. The annual action plan provides for these
funds to be expended on public improvements, housing rehabilitation, public
services, first time homebuyers program, construction of new rental units,
tenant-based rental assistance, homeless prevention and rapid rehousing activities,
operational support for emergency and transitional housing, services for
homeless persons and youth, and planning and administration activities. The one-year period is from July 1, 2016 to
June 30, 2017.
Copies of the Action Plan
are available for public examination in the Reference Room at the Lexington
Public Library located at 140 E. Main St and at the Library's branch
locations. The Action Plan may also be
examined in the office of the Division of Grants and Special Programs,
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, 200 E. Main St., 6th floor, between
the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday. through Friday. A reasonable number of free copies of the Action
Plan may be obtained from the Division of Grants and Special Programs.
is needed in languages other than English, please contact the Division of
Grants and Special Programs at 859-258-3070 (TDD 425-2563). Citizen
comments will be accepted for a period of 30 days, Tuesday, March 1, 2016,
through 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 31, 2016.
Please address comments to the attention of Irene Gooding, Director of the Division of Grants
and Special Programs, LFUCG, 6th Floor, 200 E. Main St, Lexington, KY 40507.
Comments may be submitted using the following form: 2016 Comment Form.
To obtain an electronic copy of the plan, click here.
AMENDMENTS TO THE 2014 AND 2015 CONSOLIDATED PLANS
SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM
REHOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS PREVENTION
are proposed to the 2014 and 2015 Consolidated Plans. The 2014 Consolidated Plan was approved by
the Urban County Council on April 24. 2014 (Resolution No. 205-2014), and the
2015 Consolidated Plan was approved by the Urban County Council on April 16,
2015 (Resolution No. 177-2015). Both
plans included use of federal funds under the Emergency Solutions Grants
Program for Rapid Rehousing for homeless households and Homelessness Prevention
for households who are at risk of homelessness.
2014 Consolidated Plan provided for funding in the amount of $13,500 to the
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington, Inc., and $9,109 to Arbor Youth
Services, Inc., for operation of homelessness prevention services and rapid
rehousing services. This amendment
proposes that funds allocated to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
Lexington, Inc., be reduced to $3,500 and that funds allocated to Arbor Youth
Services, Inc., be reduced to $2,767.22.
Funds in the amount of $16,341.78 will be reallocated to the LFUCG
Division of Adult and Tenant Services for Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness
Prevention. The 50% match required for
this program is being budgeted in Fund 1104. $2,000 will be used for
homelessness prevention and $30,683.56 will be used for rapid rehousing.
2015 Consolidated Plan provided for funding in the amount of $13,500 to the
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Lexington, Inc. for operation of
homelessness prevention services. This
amendment proposes that funds allocated to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
Lexington, Inc., be eliminated and be reallocated to the Division of Adult and
Tenant Services for operation of a rapid rehousing program. Matching funds in the amount of $13,500 will
be requested in the 2017 General Fund budget.
are necessary due to end date of June 30, 2016 for Emergency Solutions Grants
programs approved in the 2014 Consolidated Plan. Both Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
Lexington, Inc., and Arbor Youth Services, Inc. have made insufficient progress
toward project completion. Without an
amendment to this plan, the LFUCG is subject to the loss of these funds. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of
Lexington, Inc., has submitted a letter requesting a withdrawal of its request
for funding under the 2015 Consolidated Plan.
This amendment will be reviewed by Council
at work session on January 12, 2016. First
reading is anticipated on January 14, 2016 and second reading on. January 21,
To review the DRAFT 2015 Consolidated Plan, please click here.
2016 CONSOLIDATED PLAN APPLICATIONS
Below are the FY16 Applications for the 2016 Consolidated Plan. The application due date is Friday, December 4, 2015, 5:00 p.m., in the office of the Division of Grants and Special Programs on the 6th floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street. Only one copy is required. This copy should be on 8 ½ x 11” white paper and clipped in the upper left hand corner.
If you have any questions or issues with the application, contact Suzie Loveday at 859-258-3073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that the applications will require the use of a pdf software. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click go to this website: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
****REVISED APPLICATIONS DUE TO ISSUES WITH ADOBE SETTINGS****
For program descriptions, see the following: FY16 1st Public Hearing Summary
2016 CONSOLIDATED PLAN INFORMATION
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government announces that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to obtain citizen comment on the housing and community development needs of Lexington-Fayette County for development of the Consolidated Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2016. The 2016 Consolidated Plan will contain a one-year action plan that addresses decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents and will serve as the application for funding from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the HOME Investment Partnerships program, and the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.
Information that will be provided at the public hearing includes a summary of the history of these programs in this community and the range of activities that may be undertaken through the CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. Estimates of the amount of funds the government expects to receive for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017, will also be provided. Forms for requesting funding from HOME, CDBG, and ESG will be available at the public hearing.
If you have any questions, or desire additional information regarding this public hearing, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507, 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563). As of September 14, 2015, information provided at the public hearing, including application forms, will be available on the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s web page at www.lexingtonky.gov.
If you are a person with a disability that would necessitate assistance so that you might participate in the above listed meeting, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs at 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563) as far in advance of the meeting as possible so that arrangements may be made.
Neighborhood Action Match Program
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is accepting applications from eligible neighborhood associations for the Neighborhood Action Match Program (NAMP). The deadline for submission of an application to this program is 4:00 p.m. October 30, 2015.
Since 1986, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) has funded this program to support neighborhood associations in carrying out development activities and improvements using the cooperative efforts and voluntary contributions of neighborhood individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations. The maximum program award to a neighborhood association is $10,000. The neighborhood association must match all funds it receives with an equal amount through cash contributions or donated materials, service or labor. Below are links to access the NAMP Guidelines, application, and other forms:
Please note that the application, guidelines, and forms will require the use of a pdf software. To download Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
If you have any questions about the program, contact Suzie Loveday with the Division of Grants and Special Programs at (859) 258-3073 or email@example.com.
Contractors Needed! for the Housing Rehabilitation & Emergency Repair Programs
General Residential Remodeling Contractors
Contractor’s Information Form
Registration with LFUCG Building Inspection as a General Contractor, if applicable
$250,000 Liability Insurance, & if have employees, Workers Comp
Federal Tax ID #
KY Tax ID #
LFUCG Net Profit license & #
Data Universal Number System (DUNS) #
Lead Based Paint Renovator Certification
EPA Lead-Safe Firm Certification
To perform work for these programs, the above information must be listed on the Contractor’s Information Form, and submitted with copies of all licenses and certifications to:
Attention: Randall Naylor
LFUCG Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington KY 40507
For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Randall Naylor (859) 258-3074.
The Division of Grants and Special Programs participates in activities related to community and economic development and administers the government's housing rehabilitation activities through the following programs.
Housing Programs Income Eligibility Guidelines
Community-Wide Housing Emergency Repair Program
This program will provide financial assistance of $500 – $5,000 to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners with emergency repairs for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Homeowners must be income eligible per federal guidelines. Requests for emergency heating assistance are referred to Community Action (859) 244-2209.
To apply for this program or for more information, please call (859) 258-3070.
Community-Wide Housing Rehab Program
This program provides financial assistance to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners for the elimination of substandard housing conditions. This program provides up to $25,000 enabling homeowners to correct life, safety and other code violations.
To apply for this program, please complete and sign the Preliminary Application Form and return to our office at:
Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Lexington KY 40507
Your name will be placed on a waiting list in the order it is received.
It may be up to 12 months or more before your name will come to the top of the waiting list to be contacted. We regret that we will not be able to serve you immediately. However, if you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at 258-3070, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm.
HOME Housing Investment Partnership
The HOME program is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's newest effort to develop affordable housing. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government uses its HOME funds to assist in the development of both affordable rental and owner-occupied projects. Through REACH and Lexington Habitat for Humanity, the Urban County Government provides non-repayable mortgage subsidies and 0 – 2% loans to lower to moderate income first-time homebuyers. HOME funds are also used to financially assist non-profit groups in providing affordable rental and owner-occupied housing opportunities.
If you are interested in homeownership, please contact:
- REACH, Inc.
733 Red Mile Road – Lexington, KY 40504 – (859) 455-8057
- Lexington Habitat for Humanity
700 E. Loudon Avenue – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 252-2224
- Community Ventures Corporation
1450 North Broadway – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 231-0054