CDBG - R Funding - American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
Neighborhood Services received $561,811 in Community Development Block Grant Funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (CDBG-R). FY 2008 CDBG-R funds were used over a
3-year period which ended September 30, 2012.
Retrofitting for Energy Efficiency - $505,630
Eligible applicants were homeowners that had incomes at or below 80% of the area median income. Energy audits were performed to determine the basic areas for improvement.
Examples of retrofitting were: the envelope of the building - roofs, exterior walls, doors and windows, HVAC efficiency, water heaters, appliances and electrical fixtures.
The goal of the program was to increase energy efficiency and reduce the burden of utility bills, improve the quality of life by improving indoor air quality, buffering exterior noise, reduce pollutants and contribute to having a cleaning environment and healthier neighborhood by reducing energy consumption. Approximately 33 homes were projected to be retrofitted. Because of the successes and extreme demand for services provided by the program, 46 clients were able to benefit from the energy efficient repairs provided by program.
Administration and Oversight - $56,181
All administrative costs were limited to 10% of the grant which was expended by the September 30, 2012 deadline
For additional information contact the Housing and Community Services Department at 972-205-2140 or firstname.lastname@example.org.