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Grants and Special Programs

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.  

 

AMENDMENT TO THE 2013 CONSOLIDATED PLAN

An amendment is proposed to the 2013 Consolidated Plan.  The 2013 Consolidated Plan was approved by the Urban County Council on April 25, 2013 (Resolution No. 175-2013), approving acceptance of federal funds under the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Solutions Grants Program.

The 2013 Consolidated Plan provided for an allocation of $21,817 in Emergency Solutions Grants funds to the Salvation Army for operation of the emergency shelter for homeless families and homeless single women.  Federal regulations require participation in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), the system for collection and reporting of client-level data.  Federal regulations also require that families not be involuntarily separated in the provision of shelter under the Emergency Solutions Grants Program. Salvation Army has indicated that it is unable to comply with these federal regulations at this time and is unable to participate in the Emergency Solutions Grants program as provided by the 2013 Consolidated Plan.

This Amendment to 2013 Consolidated Plan is in accordance with the approved Citizen Participation Plan. Reallocation of these funds in the amount of $21,817 is proposed as follows:

Provide federal funds in the amount of $21.281.66 for Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention for homeless and at-risk of homelessness households between the ages of 18 and 25.  The Department of Social Services has recognized that young families who are leaving foster care and those who have been abandoned by their families face hardships in getting and retaining housing. Arbor Youth Services will provide case management to these individuals and families in finding and sustaining housing. Matching funds in the amount of $21,281.66 will come from General Fund for homelessness.  Click here for program description.

Provide additional federal funds in the amount of $535.34 for project administration.  Match in the amount of $535.34 will come from the General Fund.

Urban County Council is being requested to approve an amendment to the 2013 Consolidated Plan, eliminating Emergency Solutions Grants funding in the amount of $21,817 for The Salvation Army, at their request, and reallocating Emergency Solutions Grants funding in the amount of $21,281.66 for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing and $535.34 for project administration.  Action is anticipated at the Council meetings scheduled for January 15, 2015 and January 29, 2015.

Please provide written comments no later than January 5, 2015, to the attention of:

Irene Gooding, Director
LFUCG Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street
Lexington KY 40507
ireneg@lexingtonky.gov
(859) 258-3070

 

2015 CONSOLIDATED PLAN INFORMATION

A Public Hearing will be held on Monday, September 29, 2014, at 6:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers on the second floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, for the purpose of obtaining 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 2015.  The 2015 Consolidated Plan will contain a housing market analysis, a housing needs assessment, a homeless assessment, and a five-year strategic plan. Also included will be 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, 2015 through June 30, 2016, will also be provided. Forms for requesting funding are available; HOME (HomeOwnership or Rental), CDBG, and ESG.  Forms are also available by contacting the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 E. Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507, (859) 258-3070.

Applications requesting funding from the Community Development Block Grant Program, the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Solutions Grant Program are due no later than Friday, 5:00 p.m., December 5, 2014, in the office of the LFUCG Division of Grants and Special Programs on the sixth floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street.

If you have any questions, or desire additional information regarding these meetings, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507, 258-3070

 

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:

 

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Neighborhood Action Match Program

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is accepting applications from eligible neighborhood associations for the Neighborhood Action Match Program (NAMP).  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.

The NAMP Application and Instructions are available by clicking here and the Fill-in Application is available by clicking here.

Please submit the completed application, with the required supportive materials, to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th floor, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 by 4 pm, Friday, October 31, 2014.

If you have any questions about the program, call the Division of Grants and Special Programs at 258-3070.

 

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
  • Road to Homeownership 
    121 Prosperous Place, Suite A – Lexington, KY 40509 – (502) 647-3027 

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